ICEWOOD Ancient Kauri

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

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

Ancient Kauri / Swamp Kauri is a unique treasure. ICEWOOD’s Ancient Kauri tables are well-preserved in resin “ice”, and recreate the landscapes of our planet. The Kauri wood is the land. The active grains are snow-capped mountains. The dark grains are lush rainforests. The natural Kauri gum is the river 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.

Kauri excavation
Kauri transportation
Kauri stump
Kauri slabbing
Kauri drying
ICEWOOD making Kauri table

Excavation of Ancient Kauri wood is time consuming, expensive and technically difficult requiring skilled operators of heavy machinery. Most importantly it is environmently friendly. While working in wet conditions, each log must be carefully brought to the surface. After the log has been removed, the area is then restored to its original contours.

It takes years to dry Ancient Kauri. It is first stacked to be air dried and may take up to several years to dry. It is then temperature controlled dried in a kiln for another 6 months to reach an ideal air dry density.