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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.

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FRIDAY 11th NOVEMBER


12h00: The Living Heritage of Knysna DVD (Presented by Knysna Municipality)
13h00: Ingeprek met Zeelie broers (DVD courtesy Media24, DSTV 147)
15h00: Dalena Stander and how the tree species and supporting industry of our region are intertwined.

SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER


10h00: An explanation of the colour and figure variation in wood by Richard Müller (Program Manager Wood Technology Nelson Mandsela Metropolitan University, Saasveld)
12h00: Timber shrinkage & the related distortion of timber by Richard Müller
13h00: The Living Heritage of Knysna (DVD)
14h00: The latest technology by Woodoc – introducing the new Totim Exterior Wood Sealer range. Ronell Grobler, Technical Director, Rekara Mills (Pty) Ltd
15h00: Ingeprek met Zeelie broers (DVD)

SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER


10h00: Ingeprek met Zeelie broers (DVD)
12h00: T&B Log Homes, Building in Maldives
13h00: The Living Heritage of Knysna (DVD)

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)

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FESTIVAL ENQUIRIES & EXHIBITION SPACE

Picca de Bruin
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The Knysna Timber Initiative
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Knysna Tourism
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