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Samantha Anderson

river red gum

River Red Gum: The Right Choice for South African Waterways

If you’ve been following us on our journey of ridding South African waterways of water-thirsty, alien-invasive trees, then you’ll be familiar with our Amanzi Conscious Collection, which gives our customers a chance to be a part of our quest to rehabilitate natural environments – by choosing to make their furniture with a collection of alien …

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Author, Gordon Paterson, Commemorates Weston Old Boy with Homewood Bench

Recently, author and school sports expert, Gordon Paterson, reached out to our team to thank us for our professional service and our superb craftsmanship in creating a particularly special kiaat bench to honour Weston Old Boy, Vaughan Jones and his wife Ariel for over 60 years of outstanding international achievement in agriculture within New Zealand. …

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homewood, story of the tree

Celebrate the story of the tree with HOMEWOOD

At Homewood we believe that each piece of solid wood furniture has a story to tell. We respect each plank of wood and use the technique of steam bending to make sure nothing is wasted. We believe in sharing the story of the tree through the natural ‘blemishes’ in the wood that we use. If there’s a knot or a variation in …

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Sanitizer Stand

Sanitizer Stands with Humans and Nature in mind

In an effort to reduce the spread of germs and maintain a clean workspace, HOMEWOOD is using wood cut offs to hand craft solid wood Sanitizer Stands that are made with humans and nature in mind. When manufacturing our stands, we have carefully designed them with a foot pedal dispenser to ensure you can sanitize …

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custom furniture designers

Pushing the Limits with a True Master-Craft Piece

To quote Saul Bass, “Design is thinking made visual.” This famous quote couldn’t have rung truer with one of our most recent and most challenging projects, which required us to really think hard about how to make the client’s dream design a reality.  Assigned by German business tycoons, this design and manufacturing job had to be of noble proportions. And while …

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cottonwood

Cotton on to Cottonwood

We’ve found a way to bring you high quality pieces of furniture at a more affordable price. Our Amanzi Conscious Collection focuses on using woods that help us support local, cost less and still bring you the same appearance and quality Homewood is known for. By handcrafting furniture using invasive timbers, we’re ridding our South African waterways of this invasive species and using the beautiful timber to create high quality, stunning furniture at an reasonable price.   A timber that …

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weaving material

The Ins and Outs of Choosing a Homewood Weave

One of the features that makes our custom furniture stand out is our striking and colourful weaving material.  Keeping true to our African-contemporary style, many of our furniture items display striking weave patterns that have their roots in the Zulu weaving tradition.   Carried out by the talented ladies at our Lidgetton factory, who spend a great deal of time carefully …

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table shapes

How to Select the Best Table Shape for Your Space

There’s little a table doesn’t share in – your secrets, stories, dreams, memories and laughs. But, if there’s one thing you should ensure it shares in it’s your sense of style, and choosing the right table shape is a big factor in this.  There are many factors to consider when selecting the right table for …

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