Wooden Furniture

If you are searching for wooden furniture, deciding what to purchase can be a daunting task. There are so many types of wood and wood finishes, not to mention glass, steel, fabric and plastic. Read below on how to choose the right piece of NZ made wooden furniture for your home.   

Benefits of Wooden Furniture

Wooden furniture offers a unique, beautiful and natural appearance. Every piece of wood has its own unique grains and patterns, and when combined with a high-quality finish, can serve as an awesome focal point for any room. Different types of wood and wood finishes offer their own varied beauty to match almost any style. Coastwood Furniture has a wide range of stain and paint finishes including a distressed and aged look. The ease of customizing wooden furniture is another significant benefit which we go into in more detail below. Wood furniture can also last a very long time if taken good care of. Our 25 year quality guarantee shows our confidence in this!

Wood Types – How to choose furniture pieces

There is a large variety of different wood types and styles in the New Zealand made furniture market which vary significantly in price. From low cost MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) or particle board right through to high quality solid timber such as Rimu, Ash and Oak, what is the difference between them and why do I need to know about them?

A brief and to-the-point answer is that often the lower cost bracket of wooden or fake wood furniture is imported and manufactured in large runs of standard sizes, colours and handles. Manufacturers are able to produce this at a low cost by using low cost material, hardware and using economies of scale through doing large runs of the same product at one time. The result is most often a timber veneer on MDF or particle board available in only a few colours with no option to customise.

The majority of our hardwood furniture is made from quality Radiata Pine timber which is sourced from sustainable local forestries. Radiata Pine is used extensively in the furniture manufacturing industry, being easy to work with and a having a great looking grain. We also use American White Ash timber which is available in our Mckenzie and Frank ranges. American White Ash has a more definite grain which shows up beautifully with any of our stains. Whether you’re after a rustic range or a sleek modern look, Coastwood has something to suit all homes. Being a New Zealand manufacturer, we are able to make-to-order which opens up a great range of customization options for our customers.

With the ability to custom size, choose your handle, choose your stain or paint finish, or even stain-match to your existing furniture, you can tailor any of our ranges to suit your home!

Feel free to browse our quality bedroom and dining & occasional ranges and submit an enquiry or give us a call on 0800 369 963 if you have any questions. 

Where to Purchase Our Wooden Furniture

Coastwood Furniture supplies products to over 250 brick and mortar retailers throughout New Zealand including Harvey Norman, Big Save, Smiths City, Beds R Us, Bed Post, Van Dyks, Brownies along with some online only brands such as Furbysh. If you prefer to touch and feel your furniture pieces before you buy, there is bound to be a showroom near you. Or prefer to place orders online? You have that option too. Check out our range online today.

Happy Customers

We ordered and had made two pieces of furniture. A two door wall unit and a corner entertainment unit. This was done through Paulas Home and Living store in Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast.

We were absolutely thrilled with the furniture when it arrived. Beautiful workmanship and perfect for our house.

Great to buy New Zealand made.

Ursula - June 2020

I recommend Coastwood to everyone I meet if they mention that they are looking for furniture.  

Jenny - April 2020

Dear Coastwood furniture makers
Yesterday I picked up my two Calais bedside cabinets and I would like you to know that I am delighted with them. The design, workmanship and appearance are all perfect for me. Given lock-down, they even arrived before I expected them.

Gaylia - May 2020

We recently purchased a customised entertainment unit from you. We are very happy with the end product and would highly recommend your company.


Hello team, Just a note to thank you all for the beautiful bedroom suite you made for me. I ordered my set through Big Save in Dunedin. It was from the Nordic collection with a customised Moana headboard. I changed my mind over the side cabinets deciding on having all drawers instead of a single one. The result is wonderful. I love it and so do my friends. Your workmanship is faultless and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the quality and skills of your craftsmen. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas. 

Sherryl Charles
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