The idea for OnWood grew when our first born, Georgie, stood up and began to grow. It’s no old chestnut - like many families, when we were growing up, the average kiwi family practically lived in the same house and as tradition would have it, someone special would regularly mark our heights on a doorway - whether that be grandpa, or in Dan’s case himself – perhaps this wasn’t due to being unloved, but rather an issue of outgrowing his family by the age of eleven!

We wanted this same tradition for Georgie, her younger sister Sammy, (insert our now recent addition Isabelle), and other families from every corner of NZ and the rest of the world. The OnWood Height Charts were born. While preserving family memories was the essence of the project, we soon found ourselves embracing the concept of preservation and sustainability into the mission of the business. This began when sourcing beautiful reclaimed native timber, and is incorporated into the paint used, the production processes and the packaging.

The art of rekindling is a vision we have and we’re delighted to start by bringing you the OnWood range but we hope you will share our buzz of excitement in knowing that the ‘workshop’ i.e. little NZ garage will be a hive of activity in preparation for more to come.