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Our Team

OneGoodTurn was started by Schalk van Niekerk, and is an established family owned and run business. 

Schalk, and his son, Jacques

Schalk
Jacques

Schalk van Niekerk first learnt to wood turn in school, to long ago to mention. Having studied architectural drafting, Schalk opened a furniture factory 1985 in partnership with his father, a business which he focused on for 20 years.

In 2004, Schalk made a turn for the good and decided to follow his passion for woodturning. Mostly self taught, he became a founder member of the Association of Woodturners of South Africa. Now partnered by his son Jacques van Niekerk, OneGoodTurn manufactures work for many of the leading designers countrywide.

Schalk’s intuition and love for his medium and craft results in truly unique and solid pieces. Jacques’s handle on client care and production has created a well-oiled and creative family dynamic.

Jacques has worked in many industries before he returned to join his father at OneGoodTurn. He has realised his own love for working in a family-owned business, creating magnificent products, and working closely with all of our clients.

Schalk van Niekerk first learnt to wood turn in school, to long ago to mention. Having studied architectural drafting, Schalk opened a furniture factory 1985 in partnership with his father, a business which he focused on for 20 years.

In 2004, Schalk made a turn for the good and decided to follow his passion for woodturning. Mostly self taught, he became a founder member of the Association of Woodturners of South Africa. Now partnered by his son Jacques van Niekerk, OneGoodTurn manufactures work for many of the leading designers countrywide.

Schalk’s intuition and love for his medium and craft results in truly unique and solid pieces. Jacques’s handle on client care and production has created a well-oiled and creative family dynamic.

Jacques has worked in many industries before he returned to join his father at OneGoodTurn. He has realised his own love for working in a family-owned business, creating magnificent products, and working closely with all of our clients.

Jimmy:

Jimmy is our foreman. He has been in our family for the longest time. For 17 years he has worked as Schalk’s right hand man and apprentice. He is tirelessly motivated and of course, creative. Everybody needs creativity to thrive in this field. He is the first and the last face in our factory everyday.

jimmy

Passmore:

Passmore joined us 5 years ago, and is our apprentice woodturner. Trained under Schalk tutelage, he has blossomed his inate talent to turn wood. He is diligent, and dedicated, polite, well spoken and humble to a fault.

Passmore

Johan:

‘Manne from heaven’.. Johan has came on board 2 years ago. He works with wood and steel, making magic with his hands.

Johan

Nkosilathi:

Silathi has been working with Schalk in the factory for 16 years, learning and growing with us at OneGoodTurn. He has been with us through many stages of the business.

Nkosilathi