Over the last fifty years, Wood Masters has grown to represent New Zealand’s unique cultural heritage.
We have successfully combined Whakairo (the Art of Maori Carving) with fine European craftsmanship. Our locally trained carvers, using traditional techniques, work alongside other expert woodworkers with different technical skills. New technology is employed to complement the ancient hand skills of the carver to craft a wide range of designs and ideas from wood.
The company’s extensive range includes:
- traditional Maori souvenirs
- 21st keys
- custommade pieces
- decorative woodwork
- turnery and timber machining.
Change and Adaptation
The ability to initiate and to respond to change has contributed to the continued success of this family-run business. New products are introduced to our souvenir range and existing items are modified and adapted where possible to satisfy customer needs without compromising the authenticity of the Maori design.
Experience and Craftsmanship
The company’s wide range of experience and quality of craftsmanship has also led to work on a number of heritage building restoration projects, including the Rotorua Bathhouse and Museum, Prince’s Gate Hotel in Rotorua and many historic villas around Ponsonby, Parnell and Devonport in Auckland. The success of these projects and pride in products have contributed to Wood Masters’ excellent reputation in their growing markets both within New Zealand and overseas.
Concern for the environment and sense of Kaitiakitanga (stewardship) continues to guide the careful selection of renewable timbers from sustainably managed forests and the careful handling of waste products.
We have a team of staff dedicated to producing a quality wood product. We pride ourselves on creating the unusual – bringing your ideas and dreams to life.
Wood Masters began in 1970, a small owner/operator business producing souvenirs, furniture componentry and other ornamental woodwork. Still a family run business, we have since evolved from purely manufacturing to offering a range of timber processing services. The company now employs 12 staff, many of whom have been with us for over 20 years.