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Carefully Crafted Timber

Carefully Crafted Timber

Abodo crafts timbers with lasting beauty that are safe for people and the environment. Many exterior timbers are harvested from unsustainable old growth forests, or are treated with harmful chemicals. Our timbers stand the test of time, they are beautiful, durable and sustainable.

Lifetime beauty
Abodo timbers are crafted to be enjoyed for years to come. Designed to age with grace, our timbers have exceptional weatherability and maintain their durability and beauty for a lifetime.

With tomorrow in mind
Our timbers are harvested from sustainable plantation forests. They are crafted with respect from beginning to end – allowing us to meet today’s needs without disadvantaging future generations.

Our Philosophy

Our work begins in the forest
Reduced to its raw materials, a timber building is a part of nature. The timber from the trees, the forest, and the ground we stand on. We believe in a lifetime model where the lasting benefits and beauty of timber can be fully realised when the environment is treated with the respect it deserves.

Timber is in our nature
At Abodo, we are on a mission for alternatives to what has long been considered normal. We are always searching for better ways to stay true to our craft and nature’s design. Our vision is for all timbers to be safe, sustainable and cared for, like the forests they come from.


Growing more for less

Our timbers are sustainably grown in New Zealand forests that we know and respect, whose rich soils and high annual rainfall ensure rapid growth. We can grow double our domestic demand for timber on only 7% of New Zealand’s land mass. It means more land can 
be reserved for virtually untouched natural forest. Meeting the needs of today, while maintaining precious biodiversity for tomorrow is 
what our craft demands.

Take and replace

At harvest time, we apply our 30/30 principle. For every tree milled, we ensure it provides more than 30 years of service, which is as long as it takes to grow a replacement tree.

Design by nature

We take a leaf out of nature’s book to design timbers that look better for longer. Grown trees experience resistance (like wind) perpendicular to the grain – so we cut some of our timber vertically for greater stability and less surface cracking. This means they age with grace. Whether they are coloured or allowed to silver with time, Abodo timbers maintain their beauty for years to come.

Honest and transparent

Standard timbers have long been treated with known toxins like Chrome and Arsenic, often without anyone knowing how toxic they are. We search for and use safer alternatives that enhance them in a way that respects the environment and are safe to handle. We are 100% transparent about how safe our timbers really are.

Built to last

We work with architects and builders to create beautiful natural structures. Our timbers are packaged and transported with the care they deserve, reducing the risk of damage to your investment. At Abodo, we provide detailed specifications and direct support to ensure installation is done right, with pride.

Enjoy for years

Our timbers help create beautiful spaces for people to live and work, safely and sustainably. Timber spaces feel better, because they are. Abodo timbers are crafted to be durable and long lasting. With simple yearly maintenance, their beauty evolves slowly with time. Their exceptional weatherability means our timbers are enjoyed for decades. **End of life** When the time comes to return your home to nature, we lead the way in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Rather than going to the landfill, in an industry first, we have partnered with Green Gorilla to recycle our timbers at the end of their life as carbon neutral fuel.