Your Idea, Our Craft


Homewood’s made-to-order furniture is built to last a lifetime. Which is why it’s so important to us that you are completely satisfied with your purchase and that we, as a custom furniture manufacturer, work with precision to make your unique idea materialise.

Why Choose Custom Made Furniture?

  • Sized to suit you – we craft furniture according to your size specifications so you don’t have to search every store to find a piece to suit your space. We can also make furniture to your exact height requirements, which is especially helpful if you are extremely tall or exceptionally short.
  • Crafted to your comfort – you can choose between weaving, cushioned upholstery, solid or slatted backrests, contoured seats and so much more.
  • The way you imagined it – why settle for second best when you can make your furniture exactly the way you want it to look?

Our Process

Before we begin designing any furniture item, we sit down with every customer and work with them to find out what will suit their space, style, and unique requirements.

Starting with jotting the idea down, then working it into our design software, sourcing the right wood and lastly manufacturing, we pay close attention to ensure our customers are happy at every step and that their furniture fits seamlessly into their daily routine.

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no and WOW! Wow is the one we aim for.”

A Custom Furniture Manufacturer with a Mind for Design

Award-winning furniture designer, Ian Perry, is the mind behind Homewood’s characteristic blend of contemporary, traditional and Scandi, African-inspired furniture. We term our style AfroScandi…

Made by Hand, Made with Heart

You can see the difference between handmade and machine-made furniture a mile away! There’s just something different about furniture that’s made with a loving, human touch – it has more soul, depth and character.

One-of-a-Kind, Artisanal Furniture

Each furniture item that we make is completely one-of-a-kind, defined by an expressive knot, varied grains or colourful streaks which reveal the unique story of the tree. These subtle nuances speak volumes to the life the tree lived: how it weathered great storms, how it endured drought and other unique conditions that it grew in. Where most custom furniture manufacturers would perceive knots and non-uniform grains as blemishes, we see them as the elements that make our furniture special. We celebrate them!


In our efforts to imbue the traditional African spirit into our furniture, many of our pieces have the option of weaved seating or back rests, made with rope in varying thickness (2.5mm, 5mm and 8mm). We have different weave patterns and weave colours available.


The art of traditional Danish weaving typically incorporates wrapping, rushing style weaving, and basket weave patterns. It gained popularity starting after World War II in Denmark and other European countries. It is generally only seen on high end, quality made furnishings.

The weaving is one sided and only wraps around a single rung on all sides. From the underside you will see the cord is attached by specialty hook nails.

Typically a very strong 3-ply fiber product was used – however we have opted for the 2.5mm Polyester rope due to strength and durability.

Our 2 patterns woven are self explanatory in the images shown:


Besides enjoying the aesthetic charm of our furniture, we want people to be cushioned in comfort, which is why we use quality leather or fabric upholstery.


At Homewood we only use Hertex fabric because of their reputation for longevity and durability. Sample books are available at every Homewood showroom for your perusal. Alternatively, you can visit the Hertex team who are conveniently situated next door to our Kramerville and Umhlanga showrooms.  


Not all leathers are created equal. We source Bovine leather for our premium upholstery offering. It is known for its quality, comfort, strength, and suppleness.

Are you in need of a custom furniture manufacturer to help you create your very own brand of furniture? Find out more about our creative partner agreements.

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