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New Zealand Ancient Kauri wood is made into beautiful furniture, fine art and crafts.

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We then mill, dry and manufacture the ancient wood into beautiful furniture, fine art and crafts.
After our company extracts the buried Ancient Kauri from nearby peat swamps, we transport the logs back to our factory complex. We then mill, dry and manufacture the ancient wood into beautiful furniture, fine art and crafts.

Logs are identified for special products

We target specific parts of the log relative to the different products we make. For example root stumps are used to make coffee tables and couches, the trunk sections for dining table tops and crafts, and the outside of the tree for natural edge bowls and boards etc. [View our Product Gallery]

Kauri craftsmen skills are utilised

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We have trained our craftsmen how to process and work the ancient wood.
It requires a trained eye to recover the best grain and texture. Our craftsmen here at Ancient Kauri Kingdom are experts at selecting the most appropriate piece best suited to the beautiful products we make. We have trained our craftsmen how to process and work the ancient wood. [Read more about our artists]

Memorable rich grain and colour of Ancient Kauri

Ancient Kauri has a beautiful and distinctive grain. When polished, the wood is a deep golden colour with hues, textures and sheens that change under differing shades of light. Ancient Kauri is one of the few woods of the world that illuminates light from within - i.e. shimmers.

Oldest and most difficult timber to work with

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Ancient Kauri is also described as one of the most difficult woods to work with...
At more than 45,000 years old, Ancient Kauri is the oldest workable wood in the world. It is also described as one of the most difficult wood to work with because it has been preserved in water for so long. The 'difficulty' relates predominantly to the drying and finishing processes.

Kauri is naturally a soft wood, a member of the conifer family.

Ancient Kauri is even softer requiring more attention when working it. The main characteristics are a tight grain but no wood sap (long since dissolved in the water).

Properly dryed Ancient Kauri leads to a surprisingly light weight product for its size

Once dried correctly the wood is surprising light weight. A sign of a quality Ancient Kauri product is how light it is relative to it size. For example a turned salad bowl that feels heavy probably hasn’t been dried correctly and is most likely to split or warp as it continues to dry naturally. Products should only be made from Ancient Kauri after it has been dried correctly. Ancient Kauri Kingdom guarantee all the Ancient Kauri products we make (i.e. age, quality, authenticity and workmanship)

Our specific designs are best suited to Ancient Kauri with no waste

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The finished products are well worth the effort...
The finished products are well worth the effort. Once Ancient Kauri is dried, processed and finished correctly then it is as stable and functional as any freshly harvested wood.

Ancient Kauri Kingdom does not waste any of the valuable Ancient Kauri. We make everything from small crafts (spinning tops, salt spoons and egg cups) to giant couches, dining suites etc. We finish and sell off cuts as souvenirs and even donate sawdust to make recycled paper.

Ancient Kauri Kingdom is the most awarded Ancient Kauri business and market leader.