stockists of New Zealand grown speciality timbers

Welcome to Rarefind Timber

Rarefind Timber NZ Ltd is a small business located on the outskirts of Hamilton in the Waikato. We specialise in NZ grown interesting, unusual and sometimes rare timbers. We acquire logs, mill and store the timber undercover to air dry for 6 to 18 months prior to dehumidifying in our kilns.

We carry a wide range of exotic hardwood and softwood timber species native to many regions of the world , all are distinctly different, providing a variety of colour and figure.

Our European and North American selections include: European Ash, English Elm, English Oak, Spanish Chestnut, American Black Walnut, Red Oak, Pin Oak, Poplar, Cypresses and Redwood.

Australian species include; Eucalyptus, Blackwood, She Oak and Silky Oak.

Further species include: Himalayan Cedar, Pepper Tree, Mexican Cypress, Japanese Cedar, Cherry and Paulownia.

Within our site you will find information on what timbers are suitable for what applications; from tables to walls, benchtops to surfboards. Some of our clients will share examples of their work with our timbers, so that you can see how they look as well.

We’ll advise you on the best ways to order timber for large jobs and the amount of time necessary for the drying process of the selected species.