Past Posts from ‘Blog’

Bamileke Tables

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

One of Woodsmoke’s most popular products is called a Bamileke Table / Stool and is mainly used as a home furnishing piece as a coffee table.  The stools have been hand made in Cameroon by the Bamileke tribe who are famous for their exceptional woodcarving skills.  They make each of the stools from a single piece of wood.  The midsection takes the most skill; this is where the wood has been carved into a lacework decoration.  In Cameroon, they are called Kings Stools because the most intricate stools are uses as seats for tribal chiefs.

We have three beautiful Bamileke Coffee Tables that we just got in stock from Cameroon.  Each of them is hand carved out of one piece of wood!  These tables are very hard to find and we have 3 of the largest sizes you can get.  They are all 40 inches wide and 18 inches tall.  I have a white, brown, and black one in stock.

They will be sold extremely quickly so please let me know if you are interested.  We have them in South Africa and will shipping them over to you from here.  Prices are as follows:

White Stool: $1,900 + $300 shipping
Brown Stool: $1,800 + $300 shipping
Black Stool: $1,800 + $300 shipping

Delivery Time: 3 weeks

To find out more information go here:

If you would like one please let me know and we will ship it to you right away! Email for any questions.

Woodsmoke Team

P.S. We only have 3 Bamileke Coffee tables in stock so first come first serve.  We are able to ship all over the world!

The First South Africans To Braai

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Last night we braaied for our South African heritage, culture and traditions with a group of South Africans in DC.  We were officially the first South Africans to celebrate Heritage Day and cooked up some awesome boerewors.


Project Isuga

Monday, September 20th, 2010
Project Isuga exists to support, educate, and bring happiness to a lost generation of children in South Africa whose parents have died from aids. There are millions of children who have lost their parents to aids in South Africa, this generation will be lost forever unless we step in and support them.

Project Isuga does this by selling beautiful handmade scarves.  For every scarf that is purchased, Project Isuga donates one school lunch to one aids orphan in South Africa.

We believe that business can be used to solve many problems in the world because of the sustainable model it creates.  A business that incorporates giving into what it does can truly change the world.  We aim to do this through Project Isuga.

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Woodsmoke Team

Chisa Nyama on September 24

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Chisa Nyama is the Zulu word to braai (bbq). On September 24 South African will be braaiing across the world to celebrate the great culture of South Africa. No matter race, color, social situation, we will all be joining tongs and braaiing to celebrate the culture of South Africa.

If you plan to invite friends round for a braai on Heritage Day (Friday, September 24, but Saturday will also do, or both), send us your address by filling in the form here, and we’ll send you an apron like the one our colleague Vuyo Vezi is modelling on the right.

Chisa Nyama was inspired by Jan Scannell at and his patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who explains it all in this video:


Woodsmoke Team


Johnny Clegg Asimonanga

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Johnny Clegg wrote this song on behalf of Nelson Mandela and it is truly beautiful. You can feel the spirit of Africa in it!


Woodsmoke of Africa pt1

Friday, July 30th, 2010


Siena Park Event

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Last night we had a great Woodsmoke Evening for the Siena Park apartment residents.  It turned out to be a beautiful evening here in DC once again.  The Diemersfontein Pinotage & Degrendal Rose were the huge hits of the evening.  To purchase some of the great wine that was enjoyed last night go HERE. Here are some photos from last night, thanks for coming!


New Fall Scarves In

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

We have some awesome new fall scarves in.  To purchase go HERE. Check them out here:


Woodsmoke + Kokopelli

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Kokopelli in Annapolis have teamed up with Woodsmoke and are helping us to support education in Africa by selling our scarves at their store. They are a great family owned store, their address is: 149, Main St, Annapolis, MD.  Here is a little bit about them:

“Family owned and operated for over 21 years, Kokopelli’s purpose is to make shopping in our stores a unique and memorable experience.

Started by Jane & Ron Reifler in 1988, Kokopelli now has three locations: Columbia Mall, Towson Town Center, and now in Downtown Annapolis. Daughter, Jill Lehr, now also helps run the company.

Kokopelli sets itself apart from other stores by offering exceptional customer service and unique handcrafted and designed products from all over the world.

Kokopelli… the place to shop!”


Woodsmoke Team


Sean on 10/11 News

Monday, July 12th, 2010

This was my interview on 10/11 news where I speak a little bit about why I started Woodsmoke.  Also check out some of Woodsmoke’s great products in the background.


Sean Founder Woodsmoke