Blog Posts

All is Not Lost

In 1959, Garry House of South New Brighton was 10 years old and helping his dad’s second cousin move into a retirement village. The elderly lady entrusted Garry with her beloved gramophone and records and asked him to look after it and keep it in the family.  For about 20 years, Garry played the gramophone,…

A New Staff Member

If you spot a new face around the workshop, it may be our eldest daughter Brie. Brie is a uni student and decided that she would like to work with her dad part-time. Brie and her sister have actually been doing paid work and learning skills with Paul for years, so it’s not that much…

20 Ways to Improve Your Storage and Space

These days with such an abundance of material goods available,  finding space and storage in our homes can be a problem.   Our clients are often come to us with ideas on how to solve this issue.  See some of the results below:                          …

Longer, Wider, Bigger, Narrower, Smaller…..

You may be scratching your head with wondering how to match your furniture to your current living situation. We can help you design and build or adapt your furniture to your circumstances.  For example, you may be downsizing to a smaller living space or have a growing family. See some of our examples below  …

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…

Latitude

We are really excited to have an article about our business in the recent issue of Latitude magazine on Page 34 (Jun/Jul 2020)   Article: A CHILDHOOD PASSION   From 1.6 metre high spiral wooden lamps to cascading coffee tables, Christchurch based furniture designer, Paul Harding-Browne of No Boundaries Furniture is drawing attention with his…

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…

Starry, Starry Nights

Not long before the arrival of Covid 19 Lockdown,  we received a lovely email from Adrienne: “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 recently…

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 it…

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.…