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The Honeycomb Bookcase - playroom bookcase with reading nooks (upholstered cushions to be added).

The Honeycomb Bookcase

Our clients wanted a new bookcase for lots of books in their children’s playroom.  They also wanted some hexagonal shapes inside the bookcase that would  be reading nooks for their children,  but that would also be big enough for adults too. Birch Plywood was decided upon as it is a durable and functional wood that…

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We are really excited to have an article about our business in the recent issue of Latitude magazine on Page 34  

Timber Laying Around

Timber Laying Around

We have had a few clients in the last year or two, ring us and ask  if we could make anything out of the leftover Rimu from their house renovation or the Macrocarpa laying in the back shed or the walnut slabs from their mum’s predatory Walnut tree that had been cut down four years…

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Starry, Starry Nights

Not long before the arrival of Covid 19 Lockdown,  we received a lovely email from Adrienne Grant: “We live in Twizel on the outer edge of our town where there is very little light pollution and for many many years have enjoyed sitting outside most nights star gazing. Our old rocking swing seat finally broke…

Lock Down Fun

Lock Down has been a creative time for many people as we suddenly found ourselves at home with time on our hands. The six o’clock television news, very wisely, after the grim statistics and announcements, are showing  humorous segments of home sports and mum and dad dancing! Laughter doeth good like a medicine and seeing…

Giving Back

We have recently been approved as an Upstream NZ business. We are very excited to be part of this fast growing initiative as it is a 100% charity organization that is connecting customers and businesses to charities helping New Zealand youth. 10% of our Upstream NZ invoice work goes to the charity that the customer…

A Place to Come Home To

Genevieve Ogilvie-lee wanted to convert her Elm coffee table into an island kitchen bar, thereby creating a multi purpose space for cooking, dining and office work in her Sumner beachfront apartment. Genevieve’s mum, Ashleigh, suggested the imaginative idea, and her daughter embraced it, as she adores the warmth of natural wood especially when she compared…


Passion Project: 1229 Coffee Table

This is the latest recycled wood passion project by Paul. The sustainably sourced rustic oak off-cuts were left over from other furniture projects. The pieces were too small to be anything else so  were cut into pieces of a similar width but of various heights. Once glued altogether, they looked like a wooden Manhattan cityscape.…

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Who was Hans J. Wegner?

Not long ago, we were asked to make two Hans Wegner inspired coffee tables in rustic oak, by a local interior designer.  They are pared down in style and form and have their legs off-centre adding an element of unpredictability.   Who was Hans J. Wegner?  Hans J Wegner was  a world renown iconic Danish…


Are you Short of a Chair or Two?

If you are considering changing dining suites because you don’t have enough seating, why not have some matching chairs custom made? This is a solution not often thought of, but it can save you money and allow you to keep a suite that you love for longer.