New Zealand Woods by Clive Dalton – Article Three – MiroOur passion is to create memorable items from the wide range of both native and exotic timbers available in New Zealand, and to share our skills with others such as yourself.
Miro was used like Rimu for housing and furniture but it didn’t seem to have quite the same status. It was sometimes called “poor man’s Rimu”. Miro is a hard dense timber, a more brownish colour than Rimu and was called “brown pine” by the early pioneers.
It is an excellent wood for turning, finishing well and not having such an irritating and toxic dust as Rimu.