Our simple goal is to create wood products which are friendly both for you and the environment.
Abodo Wood is a privately owned New Zealand based wood product company, specialising in durable, natural wood products. We service a range of wood lovers in Australasia, Asia, Africa and Europe.
Many exterior wood products used today are harvested from unsustain- able old growth forests, or from chemically preserved softwoods. Both ultimately cause personal or environmental harm.
At Abodo we aim to change that.
Our vision is for a world where wood products are beautiful, durable, low toxicity and have a planned end of life. Liveable. Durable, Renewable.
It’s true, we don’t have all the answers, but we are well on the way to finding them out.
2004 Daniel Gudsell receives a complaint from a customer whose children are admitted to hospital after playing on solvent treated plywood, in a confined area.
2006 Abodo launches Greenguard, a water based low toxicity alternative to solvent borne treatments and Copper Chrome Arsenic (CCA)
2007 Abodo achieves Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification – the mark of sustainable forestry.
2008 Abodo introduce degradeable plastic timber wrap for markets where re- cycling is not an option.
2009 Sacre Bleu! Abodo begins shipping FSC certified decking to France.
2010 Abodo successfully create a plastic timber wrap from 100% recycled stock.
2011 Abodo develop non landfill options for treated wood waste disposal.
2012 Abodo launch partnership with Green Gorilla to offer a preserved wood recycling service in New Zealand.
2013 Abodo patent “Elements Vulcan+” – New Zealand’s first chemical free “natural finish” engineered solid wood cladding. Sexy stuff.
2013 Abodo launch “Elements Stratos” – a range of exterior wood products protected with opX – the world’s first water borne low toxicity wood preservative to contain plant based oils and waxes. They said it couldn’t be done..