It all began over 30 years ago, when a young Richard Thompson started planting trees on a block of land bordering the Whanganui River. As the years passed, what was once a sparse collection of empty paddocks was now a densely populated forest of trees full of exotic timber. There was just one problem - it order to turn these trees into timber, it would need to be milled, and in order for the milled timber to be used, it would need to be dried.
So, a mill was purchased, a yard leased and the business that would become MacBlack, was born.
As our business has grown, we have continued to diversify in our offerings. A successful joinery business has emerged, offering barn-style doors, kitchen benchtops and other bespoke furniture.
While we still source a small portion of our timber from Richard’s Papaiti forest, most of our timber is produced by other local growers and tree-enthusiasts alike. So whether you’re after a beautiful piece of bespoke furniture, or the raw materials for your own project, we’re here to help you out.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch.