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Are You New To The Rich Glow of Native New Zealand Rimu Wood - Perfect For Making Wooden Photo Albums For Weddings Or Other Special Occasions? Or What About Wooden Jewelry Boxes, Or Wooden Tide Clock Or Barometer?"
Wooden Items From New Zealand...
The majority of 'bare' wood products from New Zealand: wooden jewelry boxes, cigar boxes, barometers & other weather instruments, wall and mantel clocks, colonial wood photo albums, contemporary wedding photo albums, picture frames etc, are either made from the 'Kauri', or the 'Rimu' tree.
*** Please note there is a nationwide shortage of Kauri and after all our stock has gone there will never be anymore available. We will advise you if our stock has finished without warning. Thank You. ***
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Kauri Wood Is Protected And Limited In Supply...
The Kauri wood has been recovered from 'swamps' as it is illegal to chop one of these protected trees down.
Rimu trees are also protected, and supply of the wood from both these trees is limited and precious.
The Kauri tree, Agathis australis, is New Zealand's largest and most famous native tree, and also one of the largest in the world.
Kauri timber has a beautiful and distinctive grain which when polished is a deep golden color with hues, textures, and sheens that constantly change under differing shades of light.
Kauri covered once much of the area of North Auckland and the Coromandel but to date there are only relatively small areas where they grow. The ancient Maoris have been known to construct a 25 metre (82 ft) war-canoe out of a single Kauri trunk. The timber is light and very durable and of a straw or amber color, virtually free from knots and other defects. Widely used in the early days for boat building.
The largest living Kauri in existence is Tane Mahuta (Maori for "Lord of the Forest"). It is 4.4 metres (14.4 feet) in diameter and 17.7 metres (58.1 feet) to the first branch.
The oldest tree is estimated to be 2000 years old. This is Te Matua Ngahere (Father of the Forest) in Waipoua Forest.
Some of the items in our shop are also made from Rimu trees, Dacrydium Cupressinum, or also known as Red Pine. Usually grows to a height of between 20 and 35 metres (65 - 115 ft) but sometimes even 50 metres (164 ft).
The straight trunk is up to 1.5 metres (5 ft) in diameter and the bark is dark brown with a flaking texture. Rimu is one of the best known species in New Zealand and is an excellent timber tree.
Heart Rimu is one of the most beautifully figured woods and is very often used in quality furniture.
Otherwise, the other wooden products that we have for sale are made from local pine tree, grown as plantation wood.