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KNYSNA TIMBER FESTIVAL 2017

When: from 29 September to 1 October, 2017

Where: Timber Village, Knysna, South Africa

 

WELCOME TO THE  KNYSNA TIMBER FESTIVAL

The Knysna Timber Festival 2017 will go ahead as planned from 29 September to 1 October – and it’ll take place as usual at its traditional venue at Timber Village, despite the fact that Timber Village was burned to the ground during the town’s recent devastating fires.

The Knysna Timber Initiative – the organisers of the event – see this year’s Festival as an important milestone during which members of the industry can meet and help one another in restarting and re-growing the Garden Route’s hard-hit timber economy.

The exhibitors at this year’s festival have been drawn from a broad spectrum of the timber economy – furniture manufacturers, timber growers, wood millers, timber buyers, members of the timber construction industry, etc. – while indoor and outdoor exhibitions and demonstrations areas will provide spaces for conversations, talks, presentations, and films about wood and working with wood.

And with activities for children and adults alike (and an exciting entertainment area, with live music, a beer tent, and children’s play space), this year’s Knysna Timber Festival has been designed with families in mind.


LAST YEAR’S TALKS & PRESENTATIONS

1st day:

  • The Living Heritage of Knysna DVD (Presented by Knysna Municipality)
  • Ingeprek met Zeelie broers (DVD courtesy Media24, DSTV 147)
  • Dalena Stander and how the tree species and supporting industry of our region are intertwined.

2nd day:

  • An explanation of the colour and figure variation in wood by Richard Müller (Program Manager Wood Technology Nelson Mandsela Metropolitan University, Saasveld)
  • Timber shrinkage & the related distortion of timber by Richard Müller
  • The Living Heritage of Knysna (DVD)
  • The latest technology by Woodoc – introducing the new Totim Exterior Wood Sealer range. Ronell Grobler, Technical Director, Rekara Mills (Pty) Ltd
  • Ingeprek met Zeelie broers (DVD)

3rd day:

  • Ingeprek met Zeelie broers (DVD)
  • T&B Log Homes, Building in Maldives
  • The Living Heritage of Knysna (DVD)

LAST YEAR’S DEMONSTRATIONS & WORKSHOPS

  • TURF & TREES│Outdoor power products including chainsaws mill and chainsaw carving (all day)
  • RICHARD HENLEY│The use and maintenance of woodworking hand tools and traditional wood joining techniques (all day)
  • FATSTIX│Assembly of the Garden Route’s first wooden MTB (Sat 12 Nov at 11h00)
  • KNYSNA HONORARY RANGERS│An enchanted Knysna Forest display with bird & animal sounds (all day)
  • TOOL TIME│Build your own Candy Dispenser, Picture Frame or Tool Box (all day)

Organizer

The Knysna Timber Inititative, spearheaded by Gene Kruger, was established to implement a Business Revitalisation Plan for Knysna with the focus on Timber and wood industries.

Kruger used his extensive risk analysis experience and created the cooperative marketing campaign for Arborline Timber Products, Woodmans Timber Agencies, TWA Banisters, JB Woodworking, Seaqual and Integrated Timber Beneficiation Strategy – The Knysna timber Initiative.

Research has shown that the timber industry has a special symbiotic bond, an industry that requires a higher level of skill which often generates more skilled jobs than most other industries.

KTI’s business plan includes compiling a resource database which assists in preparing a stronger cooperative marketing plan. With the input of the many timber related industries within Knysna KTI aims to rekindle the historical link and brand name that timber and wood has had with Knysna.

As KTI shares the same goal as the Working with Wood Festival they are have thrown their weight wholeheartdely behind the festival, offering support and help where necessary.

For further information about the KTI contact:
Mr. Gene Kruger
Tel: 044 382 0612 or
Cell: 082 770 7319


For further information

For further information about the Event, visit the official website.

Summary
Event
KNYSNA TIMBER FESTIVAL 2017
Location
Timber Village,Knysna,South Africa
Starting on
29 September, 2017
Ending on
1 October, 2017
The Knysna Timber Initiative - the organisers of the event - see this year’s Festival as an important milestone during which members of the industry can meet and help one another in restarting and re-growing the Garden Route’s hard-hit timber economy.
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