Our Story

Blackmore Design was started in 2002 by Mike & Louise Blackmore. When we started the business our aim was to produce beautiful, handcrafted furniture in a way that was accessible and affordable for everyone.

Although furniture styles and trends have changed over the time, the way we make our furniture has not. Every piece we produce is handcrafted in our Mount Maunganui workshop by qualified tradesmen.

We welcome the involvement of our customers in the creative process and encourage you to visit us while we are making your new piece so you can enjoy the process with us.

To find out more about how the custom made furniture process works click here.

We focus strongly on sustainability within our company and all of the timber we use comes from FSC certified sources. We also look to reuse and recycle production waste and minimise the footprint we leave behind.

Custom Made Furniture Craftsmanship

We use traditional method of furniture construction in our workshop. Those maybe old-fashioned, but definitely tried and true methods of constructing furniture which ensures that every piece made by us lasts for years to come.

Timber is jointed using dowels, not biscuits along with mortise and tenon joints where appropriate. All of the drawer boxes are constructed with dovetails which gives a solid drawer box and if required, drawers are mounted on high spec, stainless steel drawer slides.

We do all of the furniture finishing in house which means we can provide our customers with custom stain or paint finishes and keep a very high standard of finish. Some of the finishes we offer are oil & wax, lacquer and two-pot lacquer.

If you are looking at having a new piece of furniture made, we would be more than happy to discuss your ideas and give you a free quote. Whilst we work primarily with customers in the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Auckland regions, we can work with you no matter where you are and we deliver furniture throughout New Zealand. Get in touch with us today to talk about how we can bring your furniture ideas to life.

Our Story - Blackmore Design Furniture Makers
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What Our Customers Say...

micheleroundMichele - Tauranga

"I thought you would like to see the cabinets setup in our room. We are very happy with them…exactly what we wanted. I LOVE THEM!!!! THANK YOU…"

annetteroundAnnette - Mount Maunganui

"There is nothing more frustrating than having a picture or idea in your head and not being able to find what you are looking for. There is nothing more satisfying than working with a customer focused quality furniture maker to realize those ideas and have the end result delivered into your home exactly as you had envisioned. Well done Blackmore Design, superb work everytime, no wonder we keep coming back! "