New Zealand Timbers & Wood Sales


Treeworkx was established in 1997 after a partnership was forged between two friends, Ron Wallace-Wells and Graham Oliver.

The two men combined their interest in working with trees and subsequent discovered the beautiful timbers available within New Zealand. They decided to sell woodturning blocks to the hobbyist community.

A few years later the duo acquired a sandpaper supply business known in the craft industry as "Off 'n' On's"

This sandpaper franchise allowed for a more complete service for New Zealand woodturners and exporting opportunities opened up for Treeworkx also. With the growing client base of the New Zealand Woodturning Association members the men travelled to shows and demonstrations throughout the two islands presenting their products.

After thirteen years of trading on the circuit and satisfying many thousands of keen hobbyists Ron and Graham have split the business into two distinct identities within the Treeworkx brand.

In the middle 2010 the partnership divided into two separate identities under the Treeworkx brand name...


Graham Oliver
Ph. 078883800
469 Paratu Rd. RD Walton 3475 NZ
Woodworking courses & commission work
Antique restoration & woodturning
Specialist furniture timbers
School & institution timber supplies
Wood hobbyist - advice & supplies
Demonstrations, talks & judging


Ron & Heather Wallace-Wells
Ph/fax 078884396
3 Puriri Place Matamata 3400 NZ
Astra sandpapers , Abranet, Abralon
Crown woodturning tools
Wood finishes - waxes, polishes
Pyrography machines
Woodturning accessories
Trouble shooting advice for Off ‘n On’s

Both identities have extensive mail order facilities


Early days of breaking down huge kauri pieces on the Vartag mill and completing the cuts with the chainsaw.



Sample discs of the ever popular ‘Astra’ Velcro-backed sandpaper. Sandpaper especially designed to cater for the gum content in kauri.

Shed-Day 10th July 2010

Treeworkx last public field day at their Waharoa site.

Thousands of prefinished wood turning blocks stacked
up an hour before the visitors arrived.

Rounds are end grain waxed to help prevent cracking.

We boast in excess of forty species in stock to satisfy our clients’ discerning eye

Just a fraction of the dressed boards displayed for  selection on the day. Each piece is named and priced for the public to make their choices. Our clients took home sufficient to satisfy their project needs and were assured there would be plenty in reserve if required in the future.