About Us

matthew and vanessa vallings outside woodzone shop

Woodzone was originally established in 1990 by Matthew and Vanessa Vallings as Colonial Woodturning. The name was changed to Woodzone in 1999 when we felt it was necessary to modernize our image.

With over 30 years of experience working with solid timber, Matthew has an ever increasing passion for his work, creating and designing many high quality pieces.

We use all kinds of timber mostly New Zealand natives such as Kauri, Rimu and Matai, new and recycled. As these resources are becoming more limited, New Zealand grown plantation timbers of high quality are being more widely utilized eg. Eucalyptus Gum and Cypress varieties such as Macrocarpa.

woodzone shop

Come and see us in our unique country store!

Situated in Clevedon adjacent to our workshop, our unique country store offers a variety of high quality NZ MADE solid wooden furniture, gifts, crafts and souvenirs manufactured by us 'Woodzone' and supplied by many other craftsmen throughout New Zealand. You can also see our craftsman at work through the viewing window. Our popular gift and woodware selection consists of woodturning, bowls and platters, breadboards, trays, jewellery boxes, tablemats and more...

We are also the proud manufacturers of the 'Great NZ Woodware' Range including Tongs, Toast Tongs, Bread Knife, Balancing Wine Bottle Stand and Wine Glass Holder.

A MUST-SEE attraction for any wood lover!


We manufacture and retail a variety of high quality solid wooden furniture using both new and recycled native and exotic timbers.
See our Furniture Page for more information and to see a great selection of what we do!

Wholesale of Giftware

We manufacture, wholesale and retail The Great NZ Range of Woodware.
Readily available in gift and souvenir shops throughout NZ. See our Great NZ Woodware Page.