I'm a retired builder with 45 years of experience in the trade. I have always loved working with old timber and started making furniture for home and friends as a hobby. I have since got into working with a CNC machine. I enjoy creating wood art in New Zealand's beautiful native timber. The native timbers I work with are all recycled Larch, Rimu, Swamp Matai and Pine. The Larch is sourced locally from Hamner Springs, The Swamp Matai comes from the West Coast and has been buried in swamps for over 1000s of years which gives deep rich colours in the grains. All the others I source and recycle from timber yards before it gets taken to landfill or burnt.