Kauri trees are native to NZ and grow at an incredibly slow rate. That's why they are now protected from harvesting. We visited Ancient Kauri Kingdom in Awanui where they carve kauri that has been pulled from the nearby swamps.
They are, of course, one-of-a-kind pieces that are truly beautiful.
Here is the bottom entrance of a staircase carved from a kauri trunk. The chair in the photo above is behind the staircase.
This shot of the top entrance gives you an idea of it's size.