Our Story

Woodnewz has its roots in family heritage and was established in 1995. Founder, Thinus Jonker, learnt his trade from his father who did woodwork and restoration as a hobby.  Tools and skills were passed from father to son and Thinus has in turn shared his knowledge with his team. Together they design and craft a collection of beautiful products. Thinus' dedication is the heart and soul of the business. He pays particular attention to excellent craftsmanship and customer assistance. He shares his passion and expertise with his team members who are from disadvantaged communities.. Woodnewz offers a space for improvement, learning and skills development offering dignity through making an honest living.

In 2011, Woodnewz started using the off-cuts of their bespoke furniture pieces to create chopping boards, platters and various other functional and decorative pieces. In a very short space of time the boards were competing with the furniture pieces in their Durban-based factory.The clean lines and superior quality are backed by years of knowledge and the Woodnewz team aims to create truly beautiful boards with exceptional durability in mind.

African Mahogany, Ash and Oak are some of the woods you can expect to see. The Woodnewz Workshop Blend is also available which is an eco-saving initiative created from the furniture off-cuts, so no two boards are the same. Woodnewz is at Durban's I heart Market on the first Saturday of every month. You can shop for the boards there or via the factory in Durban North.

Get in touch to find out more about Woodnewz and the custom designed products available. The talented team can design items from scratch to match your unique style, decor and home.