Meet Alistair ‘Jock’ McConnachie - a man with a passion for nature, wood, and creating beautiful objects.
Having served time as a lawyer in Cape Town, Jock decided to change direction and get closer to nature. The result is Timber Village - a truly unique part saw mill and lumber yard and part artisan workshops and show room for bespoke contemporary furniture. There is even a museum highlighting the history of the timber trade in and around the area.
Visitors can choose from an amazing selection of indigenous timbers, which includes some truly spectacular woods, due to the fact Timber Village is based in the Knsyna forest on South Africa’s Garden Route. In this short film Jock talks about Timber Village as well as the motivation to work with wood creating custom furniture. Look out for the giant slab of Yellowwood - a jaw-dropping piece of exotic timber.
Timber Village played host to the recent ‘Working with Wood’ festival in Knysna, and you can see more about that in our earlier post working-with-wood-festival. We will be checking back with Jock at a later date to see how the Yellowwood slab develops.
If you would like to know more about Timber Village please visit their website: http://timbervillage.co.za/