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Abodo crafts timbers with lasting beauty that are safe for people and the environment. Many exterior timbers are harvested from unsustainable old growth forests or are treated with harmful chemicals.

Our timbers stand the test of time, they are beautiful, durable and rapidly renewable. Formed in 2001 by the Gudsell family, Abodo remains a New Zealand-owned, family business with a purpose. 

Our flagship feature timber, Vulcan Cladding, is New Zealand’s first verified carbon negative feature timber, created from thermally modified, FSC® certified plantation timber, grown and manufactured in New Zealand.

Our Philosophy has two core components:

Lifetime beauty: Abodo timbers are crafted to be enjoyed for years to come. Designed to age with grace, our timbers have exceptional weatherability and maintain their durability and beauty for a lifetime.

With tomorrow in mind: Our timbers are harvested from New Zealand’s FSC® certified rapidly renewable plantation forests. They are ethically crafted with respect from beginning to end – allowing us to meet today’s increasing needs without disadvantaging future generations.


The Future of Wood
Abodo’s thermally modified timbers stand the test of time, they are beautiful, durable and sustainable. Even better, they’re safe for people and the environment.
Growing more for less
Our timbers are sustainably grown in NZ forests that we know and respect. With a total forested area of 1.8 million hectares, NZ’s high yielding Radiata Pine plantations are the perfect source for raw material.
Minimising our impact
We choose only the highest quality logs, which are then sawn in close proximity to the plantation. This means that transport related emissions are minimised and operational efficiencies are maximised.
Transforming Radiata Pine
Our timbers are precision modified (using thermal modification) for durability and stability at the sawmill site.The thermal modification process uses heat and steam, and so doesn’t involve wood preservatives or chemicals of any type.
Design by nature
We take a leaf out of nature’s book to design timbers that look better for longer. Grown trees experience resistance (like wind) perpendicular to the grain – so we cut some of our timber vertically for greater stability and less surface cracking.
Finishing touches
Wood coatings are typically produced to work over a broad range of timber, rather than work very well with specific timbers. Abodo has developed a tested system of wood finishes for our timbers, ensuring high performance and simple maintenance.
Built to last
We work with architects, designers and builders to create beautiful natural structures with lifetime beauty. At Abodo, we provide detailed specifications and direct support to ensure design and installation is done right, with pride.
Enjoy for years
Our timbers help create beautiful spaces for people to live and work, safely and sustainably. Abodo timbers are crafted to be durable and long lasting, their exceptional weatherability means our timbers are enjoyed for decades.

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