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All products on this site made from Ancient Swamp Kauri wood removed from a swamp where carbon dated samples range from 5,000 to 60,000 years.

At Heirloom Boxes I make a range of beautiful hand crafted products from Ancient Swamp Kauri timber.

This timber has been buried in the swamps of Northland, New Zealand for up to 60,000 years making it the oldest workable timber in the world.

Swamp Kauri has an absolutely stunning range of color and pattern and is simply like no other timber.

In my workshop at Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand I craft a range of beautiful Jewellery boxes mainly using hand tools, some of which are antiques.

As well as jewellery boxes I also craft a range of products including beautiful serving platters and boards, some complete with ceramic dipping bowls, also candle holders spatulas and other assorted items.

It gives me great pleasure to select an unattractive piece of timber and reveal the beauty that can lay beneath the surface.

No two pieces of work are the same, even when made from the same piece of timber using the same design every piece will be unique, such is the beauty of this special timber.


  • 27 October at 15:18 from facebook

    Three nice coffee table boxes on their way today. Great wedding or engagement gift. Can be custom engraved to suit. Approximately 28 x 18cm x 9cm deep. Swamp Kauri.

  • 24 October at 06:54 from facebook

    Gone to its new home. Extra large, three level jewellery box. Swamp Kauri, approximately 28x 18cm

  • 10 October at 07:58 from facebook

    Two jewellery boxes lined yesterday plus a watch box completed earlier in the week. All will be heading to their new homes next week. All Swamp Kauri.

  • 28 September at 17:05 from facebook

    Watch box, this ones sold but I can make to order. This holds 10 watches but can be made any size from one to as many as you like. Glass or solid timber top. Ancient Swamp Kauri.

  • 2 September at 06:39 from facebook

    Latest commission completed. Swamp Kauri with brass fittings. 29 x 20.5 x 25cm tall. Drawers are customised to suit customers requirements.