we are based in the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa. This is also the source of the high grade timber which distinguishes our solidwood products from others in the South African region.
was formed in 1967 by 3 charismatic and colourful men from interesting backgrounds, namely François Naude (Graduate of the Royal Aeronautical Society in London – BSc. P. Eng Stellenbosch), W.B.Scott of Pratt & Witney aircraft engines in South Africa, and Stan Thesen of the well known THESEN FAMILY
of Knysna, with a long entrepreneurial history in the timber industry ranging from board and pole products, sailing vessels, kit houses and plywood. These colourful characters, together with the Knysna community and artisans, drawn from the erstwhile traditional, famous, furniture industry of Knysna, created the NST
tradition, now continued by François Jnr, with graduate training in timber technology (UK), and a talent for design, organic site development, and operational capability.