Carpentry, Wood work, decking, homes, furniture in Northern KZN, South Africa
ABOUT COMBRETUM CARPENTRY: Combretum Carpentry is based in Zululand near the small town of Hluhluwe in Northern KZN, South Africa. Myself and my team of dedicated craftsmen specialize in carpentry, joinery & woodwork of all kinds, from decking and roofing, to tables & benches, doors and windows, and entire wooden chalets. We also do maintenance of existing wooden structures and decks. We take a lot of pride in our work and are very proud of our accomplishments. Please visit our photo gallery of some of our completed projects. Our team is passionate about conservation and helping the environment. We have been running in the area for 10-years. And completed projects within Kuleni Nature Reserve. Phinda Nature Reserve, Kube Yini Nature Reserve and Zululand Rhino Nature reserve as well as others around the area and within Sodwana, Southern Mozambique, Mkuze, Mtuba & St. Lucia.
ABOUT: OUR BRAND:
Our brand is stamped onto some of our projects, such as furniture, bread boards etc. The design is inspired by the Combretum seed. If one had to turn the four winged-seed of a Combretum tree and look at it from the top: our design in the center is petty much what you shall see.
ABOUT: COMBRETUM TREES
A Combretum belongs to the bushwillow family and is a beautiful medium to large deciduous tree with reddish autumn colours. Flowers are cream to pale yellow. Fruit are small, 4-winged and a greenish brown colour, ripening to yellowish brown and drying to a honey-brown. The bark is a pale brown, smooth, but flaking with age to expose grey patches, which give it a mottled appearance. Knob-like outgrowths commonly occur in older trees, giving them an old, gnarled look. The young leaves are yellowish and shiny maturing to a fresh mid-green. Trees are often multi-stemmed and somewhat willow-like in habit. Found in the north-eastern part of South Africa, The gum has interesting properties. It is non-toxic, elastic, producing a non-cracking varnish. Ornaments, cattle troughs and grain mortars are made from the wood. A dark, rich brown dye is extracted from the roots. The dried fruits also work well in flower arrangements.This is a popular shade tree, surprisingly drought and frost resistant and fast growing under good conditions, reaching 4-6 m in three years.