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Furniture Customisation

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Creativity Without Bounds: Commissioned to Craft for an Elite Business

Image: Homewood  Homewood was recently commissioned to create a beautiful table for a private members-only club in Umhlanga. Homewood owner and founder, Ian Perry, says that it is projects like these that come around once in a lifetime, which make all the hard work worthwhile. To be able to create a custom wood furniture piece without any …

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handcrafted Hardwood Furniture

The Beauty and Benefits of Handcrafted Hardwood Furniture

In an age of mass production, it is refreshing to find local, handcrafted, artisanal furniture that is made with the utmost care and consideration for the environment. Sure, custom furniture can be a little more expensive, but we truly believe that you get what you pay for, and if you invest in the right piece of furniture …

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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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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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steam bending wood

Traditional Steam Bending Technique Ensures Quality Furniture

With a BSC in Forestry (Wood Science) – cum laude nogal – you could say our director, Ian Perry, is a smart man who knows his stuff! Always keeping his finger on the pulse and never sleeping, he stays informed about the most effective and feasible wood crafting methods to ensure Homewood customers get only the …

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