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Tom Muir

Tom Muir

Tom Muir enjoys making organic forms.  The interesting shapes and practical nature of kitchen implements provides plenty of scope for this.  They also provide a wonderful opportunity to show off the unique beauty of NZ Native timbers, close up and 'hands on'.  


"Many of the woods I use have interesting histories.  While collecting timber over the years, I have again been discovering volcanic souvenirs. 


One extraordinary example, is the Taupo volcanic 'relic logs', salvaged from under river beds in the central North Island.  During shingle removal the logs were found lying like 'pick-up sticks' among the river gravels and volcanic silt 10 and 20 feet below the current river bed.   'Carbon 14 dating' places the timbers at 2,000 and 4,000 years old respectively, coinciding with two identified eruptions of the Lake Taupo caldera.  Mostly Totara, with occasional Pukatea, Rewarewa, Matai, Tawa and Kaihikatea, they died from the effects of huge quantities of hot ash and pumice, that were ejected by the almost continuous eruptions.   Subsequent erosion of these volcanic debris swept the dead trees down steep slopes into river valleys, where they were recovered and milled under license, thousands of years later.  These ancient trees have so much natural history in them ... burnt, drowned, and buried treasures.


Now they are finding a new life, being the creative materials for beautiful and useful kitchen implements and sculptural forms.  Inspired by a love of wood and the pleasure of preparing delicious food;  I craft cook's tools, beautiful servers, bowls, and whatever else the timber suggests. From our hands to yours ...  Bon Appetit!"






XXL River Matai Board Homewares and Lifestyle
XXL River Matai Board Homewares and Lifestyle

XXL River Matai Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Matai.Dimensions: 190mm x 670mm...

$225.00
Black Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle
Black Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle

Black Maire Presentation Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Maire.Dimensions: 400mm x 170mm...

$175.00
Taupo Volcano Tawa Board. Homewares and Lifestyle
Taupo Volcano Tawa Board. Homewares and Lifestyle

Taupo Volcano Tawa Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Tawa.Dimensions: 495mm x 140mm...

$175.00
X Small Black Maire Board Homewares and Lifestyle
X Small Black Maire Board Homewares and Lifestyle

X Small Black Maire Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Maire.Dimensions: 210mm x 170mm...

$85.00
Haast River Matai Board Homewares and Lifestyle
Haast River Matai Board Homewares and Lifestyle

Haast River Matai Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Matai.Dimensions: 410mm x 240mm...

$175.00
XL Black Maire Board Homewares and Lifestyle
XL Black Maire Board Homewares and Lifestyle

XL Black Maire Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Maire.Dimensions: 440mm x 290mm...

$215.00
Black Maire Cheese Board Homewares and Lifestyle
Black Maire Cheese Board Homewares and Lifestyle

Black Maire Cheese Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Black Maire.Dimensions: 240mm x 210mm...

$175.00
Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle
Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle

Maire Presentation Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Maire.Dimensions: 320mm x 240mm...

$175.00
Large Pukatea Board Homewares and Lifestyle
Large Pukatea Board Homewares and Lifestyle

Large Pukatea Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Pukatea.Dimensions: 560mm x 160mm...

$195.00
X Small River Totara Board Homewares and Lifestyle
X Small River Totara Board Homewares and Lifestyle

X Small River Totara Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Totara.Dimensions: 260mm x 150mm...

$85.00
Volcanic Totara Board Homewares and Lifestyle
Volcanic Totara Board Homewares and Lifestyle

Volcanic Totara Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Totara.Dimensions: 295mm x 140mm...

$95.00
Handcrafted Gourmet Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
Handcrafted Gourmet Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle

Handcrafted Gourmet Spoon

Salvaged wood.Dimensions: 300mm x 50mm...

$75.00
Serving Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
Serving Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle

Serving Spoon

Salvaged Wood.Dimensions: 240mm x 70mm...

$95.00

Serving Spoon

$95.00

Cake Knife Homewares and Lifestyle
Cake Knife Homewares and Lifestyle

Cake Knife

Salvaged timber.Dimensions: 290mm x 60mm...

$125.00

Cake Knife

$125.00

Butter Knife Homewares and Lifestyle
Butter Knife Homewares and Lifestyle

Butter Knife

Salvaged Timber.Dimensions: 260mm x 20mm...

$55.00

Butter Knife

$55.00

Gourmet Cutlery Large Homewares and Lifestyle
Gourmet Cutlery Large Homewares and Lifestyle

Gourmet Cutlery Large

Salvaged Timber.Dimensions: 250mm x 50mm...

$75.00
Presentation Board - Walnut Homewares and Lifestyle
Presentation Board - Walnut Homewares and Lifestyle

Presentation Board - Walnut

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged walnut.Dimensions: 665mm x 145mm...

$175.00
Walnut Board XXL Homewares and Lifestyle
Walnut Board XXL Homewares and Lifestyle

Walnut Board XXL

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged walnut.Dimensions: 675mm x 180mm...

$225.00
X-Small Native Maire Board Homewares and Lifestyle
X-Small Native Maire Board Homewares and Lifestyle

X-Small Native Maire Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Maire.Dimensions: 220mm x 180mm...

$85.00
Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle
Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle

Presentation Board - Maire

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Maire.Dimensions: 495mm x 150mm...

$175.00
Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle
Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle

Maire Presentation Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged black maire.Dimensions: 490mm x 195mm...

$195.00
Walnut Presentaion Board Homewares and Lifestyle
Walnut Presentaion Board Homewares and Lifestyle

Walnut Presentaion Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Walnut wood.Dimensions: 185mm x 500mm...

$195.00
Spoon - Maire and silver beech Homewares and Lifestyle
Spoon - Maire and silver beech Homewares and Lifestyle

Spoon - Maire and silver beech

Gourmet Spoon.Salavaged wood - Maire and silver beech.Dimensions: 180mm x 33mm...

$55.00
Goumet Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
Goumet Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle

Goumet Spoon -Sycamore and Matai

Medium gourmet spoon.Sycamore and Matai salvaged wood.Dimensions: 180mm x 40mm...

$65.00
Black Mairie Bowl Homewares and Lifestyle
Black Mairie Bowl Homewares and Lifestyle

Black Mairie Bowl

Beautiful Black Mairie Bowl.Dimensions: 95mm x 80mm x 45mm...

$115.00
Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle

Spoon

Gourmet spoon.Sycamore with Kahikatea.Dimensions: 200mm x 42mm x 13mm...

$65.00

Spoon

$65.00

New Zealand Black Maire Dish Homewares and Lifestyle
New Zealand Black Maire Dish Homewares and Lifestyle

New Zealand Black Maire Dish

New Zealand Black Maire raised square dish.Beautiful handmade wooden dish.   A unique piece to be treasured.Dimensions: 136mm x 94mm x 50mm. ..

$140.00
Walnut Dish Homewares and Lifestyle
Walnut Dish Homewares and Lifestyle

Walnut Dish

 New Zealand Walnut dish.Beautiful handmade wooden dish.   A unique piece to be treasured.Dimensions: 187mm x 140mm x 21mm. ..

$115.00

Walnut Dish

$115.00