HIGH QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP
FULL BESPOKE WORK
STEADFAST AFTER-SALES SERVICE
We are committed to never compromise the high standards and fine quality of our work as well as our design principles and attention to detail
We have been handcrafting furniture in our Victoria Falls workshop since 1992. We are surrounded by some of the finest and hardest of hardwoods, and it was an interesting journey learning how to craft this beautiful natural resource into fine furniture. The extreme density of the timber has meant we have had to evolve tools and methods of work unknown in other joinery shops.
The furniture we build reflects the qualities of the materials we use and the superb skills of our craftsmen who have learned their craft over the last quarter of a century. All senior craftsmen have a share in the business.
Richard has based many of his designs on the traditional Safari and Campaign (military) furniture of the 18th – 20th centuries with some unique designs of his own.
A desire to run his own business and a passion for woodwork led him to design and build furniture, which he has been doing out of the magnificent local timber – Zambezi Teak and other African hardwoods – for the last 25 years.
INTEGRITY OF DESIGN
At The African Touch we use only solid timber selected by our timber manager and perfectly seasoned to just the right moisture content. All products are designed to allow for the natural movement that solid wood undergoes with changes in ambient humidity. The final product is treated to ensure it is never attacked by pests or other agents that may cause deterioration of the timber.
The hand-crafted furniture production process is labour intensive and takes time, and although we have a large, highly skilled and well-equipped factory, we have undertaken to never compromise on standards or revert to mass production.
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