Traditional Blacksmith in Pretoria

About Us

We are a traditional blacksmith & woodworking company in Pretoria, providing the highest attention to design, detail and craftmanship.

What is a blacksmith?

A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects from wrought iron by forging and shaping the metal with an anvil and hammer.

Blacksmith in Pretoria
Blacksmith holding red hot iron bars in furnace to forge.

Our Story

The Wooden Blacksmith Pty Ltd was founded in 2002 in Pretoria by the two of us, husband and wife team, Gerhard and Leonie Steenkamp. Gerhard is the head product developer and designer whilst Leonie is the business manager.

We’ve come a long way since humble beginnings in 2002. We have built a stable company with a reputation for producing solid wood and wrought iron products of the very highest quality, featuring outstanding design and craftmanship.

Our son, Sean has joined the family business in 2019, dedicated to preserving the ancient traditions of the craft, combined with the employment of modern technology.

Blacksmith in Pretoria


Solid Wood & Wrought Iron Doors

Our solid wood and wrought iron doors are hand-crafted from quality hardwoods.


Wrought Iron Security Gates

Our wrought iron security gates are traditionally hand-forged with careful attention to detail.


Driveway & Entrance Gates

We hand-craft our driveway gates from a combination of hardwoods and wrought iron.


Wrought Iron Balustrades

Our wrought iron balustrades are made with traditional forging techniques.


We custom make solid wood doors and kitchens, wrought iron balustrades, wrought iron security gates, driveway gates, fencing and burglar proofing, to name a few.

It takes around 2-3 weeks to create your one of a kind piece. The time frame could be subject to change, but we will notify you if it’s the case.

Yes, we mostly install our products on-site.

You should paint wrought iron products every 4-5 years to maintain its look and protect against rust. Wood products should be oiled twice a year: before summer, as well as before winter.

Of course, you can! We love it when you have a fresh and original idea for us to build. If you are undecided regarding a design, we have many examples for you to browse through.

We only use high-quality solid wood that we source from trusted suppliers. We use hardwoods such as Walnut, Cherry, Oak, Rose, Mahogany and Meranti.

Get In Touch

We would like to hear from you!


072 771 6452 or 082-740-0310


268 Fakkel Street, Silverton, Pretoria, 0084

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