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ICEWOOD Ancient Kauri

ICEWOOD Ancient Kauri is the supplier of Ancient Kauri, the world’s oldest workable wood. Buried and preserved in peat up to 50,000 years ago in New Zealand.

At ICEWOOD Ancient Kauri, we cherish unique Ancient Kauri every step of the way. We craft this buried treasure into modern sophisticated furniture.

Each piece has distinctive structure and grain, creating an unparalleled piece of beautiful furniture. Inspired by Mother Earth, each furniture piece retains the natural shape, grain and character of the original Kauri tree when it was buried in last Ice Age.

Ancient Kauri

The Buried Treasure

Ancient Kauri or Swamp Kauri refers to prehistoric Kauri forests, buried and preserved in peat swamps up to 50,000 years ago in New Zealand’s North Island by an unexplained act of nature at the end of the last Ice Age. The Kauri trees have survived the centuries underground, sealed in a chemically balanced environment that has preserved the Kauri timber in perfect condition. Ancient Kauri wood is the oldest workable wood available in the world.

Ancient Kauri wood is extremely attractive and beautiful. The grain and tones of the Kauri wood has an extraordinary shimmering iridescence. The glow of Ancient Kauri adds to its beauty and illustrates that Ancient Kauri is a special, gorgeous timber.


The Landscape

The unique beauty of Ancient Kauri has been discovered and crafted by ICEWOOD into modern luxurious furniture. The result is a unique concept of stylish, high-quality furniture designed for the discerning individual by using world leading skills and craftsmanship.

ICEWOOD uses food grade resin to preserve Ancient Kauri so it is heatproof, waterproof and scratchproof. The tables are perfectly preserved in the resin “ice” just like when they were buried in last Ice Age.

Ancient Kauri is a unique treasure. ICEWOOD’s tables are well-preserved in resin “ice”, and recreate the landscapes of our planet Earth. The Kauri wood is the land. The active grains are snow-capped mountains. The dark grains are lush rainforests. The natural gums are the rivers flowing across the land with golden beaches. And the effortless craftsmanship is how we respect and treasure our land just as ICEWOOD preserves this gem-like table.


Ancient Kauri Dining Table Series

Floating Dream Ancient Kauri table

Floating Dream

The Wonderland Ancient Kauri table

The Wonderland

Delta Ancient Kauri table


Ancient Kauri Round Table Series

Perfectly Imperfect Ancient Kauri table

Perfectly Imperfect

Kauri Earth

The Fire

Ancient Kauri Sculptures

Treebeard Ancient Kauri sculpture


Floral Ancient Kauri burl sculpture


Haast Eagle Ancient Kauri Sculpture

Haast Eagle

Ancient Kauri Modern Organic Coffee Table Series

Ancient Kauri Videos

Ancient Kauri table


Sustainable furniture

New Zealand Ancient Kauri is the most exotic wood in the world, but not a single tree was cut down to harvest it. The timber for ICEWOOD furniture is sourced legally and regulated under MPI, the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries. Every piece of timber we use has minimal or zero environmental impact when it is extracted. We use natural oils and wax that emphasize the luxurious and organic beauty of Ancient Kauri’s texture while enabling it to “breathe” naturally. This emphasizes the natural colour diversity.

Ancient Kauri slabs and stumps

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ICEWOOD Ancient Kauri

242 Main Road, Kumeu, Auckland 0810, New Zealand


+64 9 527 8556

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