company history

established in 1980 by colin meads (not the ex-all black captain!), turnwood manufactured a range of furniture products and developed a customer base of several hundred throughout new zealand. after nearly two decades, colin sold the business to rob and christine bellerby in 2001.

rob's business strategy was to evolve turnwood into a much more specialised beds and bedroom furniture manufacturer. with this evolution in full swing, rob decided he too wanted a change and this created an opportunity for steve and janet allan to move from whakatane and the supermarket they owned to purchase an established and growing furniture company.

still located in birch avenue tauranga, steve and janet are passionate about giving customers all the choice they need when investing in quality beds and bedroom furniture. with their signature style of simple and understated elegance, turnwood offers unique bedroom inspiration.

with all furniture individually made by master furniture makers within shorter lead times and giving customers the opportunity to personalise to suit their requirements, turnwood has created their niche in the market place for customers to enjoy for a very long time.

being a new zealand manufacturer, we promote the 'buy nz made' trademark so that customers can be confident that they are buying local. we believe its all about giving customers choices and while we don't sell direct, we are often on the phone with customers to offer solutions for their individual requirements.


turnwood is proud to support the furniture master seal which recognises our staff with relevant trades or NZQA qualification or who are currently training.

To gain the Master Seal, applicants must agree to comply with the Furniture Master Seal Code of Practice. The Master Seal is focussed on quality through training to ensure staff are competent in producing good quality furniture.

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benefits of choosing turnwood:

made in new zealand by master furniture makers with a reputation for producing quality beds and bedroom furniture

elegant designs that are bound to delight. made in nz rimu, nz pine and american white oak

freedom to personalise with flexible options to make alterations to suit individual styles

wide range of colour choice including resene, dulux and colour match service

handcrafted bedroom furniture delivered to you fully assembled

 choosing turnwood is choosing to invest in quality and style