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27. Work order records are completed as items progress through each station in the factory. Here another completed Zondi table is being signed off, ready to be packed and delivered to its new owner.

Work order records are completed as items progress through each station in the factory. Here another completed Zondi table is being signed off, ready to be packed and delivered to its new owner.

12. Large panels and table tops move on to the stroke sander where surfaces are machined to smooth level finish. We prefer the crafted feel stroke sanding achieves to the clinical perfection of drum sanders used by other makers.

Large panels and table tops move on to the stroke sander where surfaces are machined to smooth level finish. We prefer the crafted feel stroke sanding achieves to the clinical perfection of drum sanders used by other makers.

SOLD! #NorthcliffAntiques These 20thC scalloped topped tables are often found to be made from #kiaat. This example is made from multiple woods, including beech (left front leg), pine (right front leg) and kiaat (the top). During the mid-20th century, distinctive SA claw-and-ball furniture was often made from kiaat. #AntiqueShops #Johannesburg

SOLD! #NorthcliffAntiques These 20thC scalloped topped tables are often found to be made from #kiaat. This example is made from multiple woods, including beech (left front leg), pine (right front leg) and kiaat (the top). During the mid-20th century, distinctive SA claw-and-ball furniture was often made from kiaat. #AntiqueShops #Johannesburg

8. After routing F joint profiles into the length edges of panel and table top planks they move to 'glue ups' where they are laid in sequence, glued and clamped to become more recognisable as the final components they will be.

8. After routing F joint profiles into the length edges of panel and table top planks they move to 'glue ups' where they are laid in sequence, glued and clamped to become more recognisable as the final components they will be.

15. Smaller pieces, shaped components and glued assemblies like this Savannah table cross beam may be partly finished on hand held belt sanders. The process is quick, the skill is acquired through hard experience.

Smaller pieces, shaped components and glued assemblies like this Savannah table cross beam may be partly finished on hand held belt sanders. The process is quick, the skill is acquired through hard experience.

23. Tables and frames are assembled by experienced workers. Each is done according to CAD design instructions. Solid wood furniture is quite a weight, and we often wonder what mass each of these guys handles on a daily basis.

Tables and frames are assembled by experienced workers. Each is done according to CAD design instructions. Solid wood furniture is quite a weight, and we often wonder what mass each of these guys handles on a daily basis.

21. Offcuts are sorted by wood type and size and then stored for use in making 'smalls' and smaller furniture components. Waste not, want not!! And it's all part of our efforts to ensure the sustainable use of forest products.

Offcuts are sorted by wood type and size and then stored for use in making 'smalls' and smaller furniture components. Waste not, want not! And it's all part of our efforts to ensure the sustainable use of forest products.

19. Even complex large sub-assemblies such as this Dhoya wine rack unit are hand sanded by the 'orbital ladies' to give a clean fine finish to products. The handworking process of every individual piece ensures a quality finish.

Even complex large sub-assemblies such as this Dhoya wine rack unit are hand sanded by the 'orbital ladies' to give a clean fine finish to products. The handworking process of every individual piece ensures a quality finish.

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