Bespoke Creations by Castim Furniture

I have complained here (and elsewhere) before about the fact that in the modern age, good quality furniture is hard to find and underappreciated. In a small urban centre like Grahamstown, the search for furniture that is on-trend, well-made, and inexpensive is like the search for the holy grail. Castim furniture (pronounced 'custom' with the classic South … Continue reading Bespoke Creations by Castim Furniture

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SupUrban Market – the home of Creative Grahamstonians

A few months ago a friend of mine, Rebecca, approached me and others with a rather brave idea. She had decided that she wanted to host a market and the location was going to be her home. I imagine her husband's eyes widened to their full extent when the idea started to become a reality. … Continue reading SupUrban Market – the home of Creative Grahamstonians

On dovetail joints, inlay work and pieces made to last

I have an appreciation for hardwood furniture and furniture that tells a story; something that has stemmed from my father's passion for the same. I first met Johnny Wagenaar when I was having some old family furniture restored.  I didn't want the mahogany dining chairs that I had inherited to lose their character - the patina and … Continue reading On dovetail joints, inlay work and pieces made to last