Tony Boakes

Operations Manager / Director

Tony gained experience in forestry & milling before joining The Woodsmiths in 2005. Having spent many hours on the tools Tony handles operations & whilst continuing to improve and innovate in our quality and manufacturing technology.

Daryl Boakes

Sales Skipper

Daryl joined the family business in 1996 with 4 years’ experience in furniture manufacturing and having completed trade certificate & advanced trade certificate in furniture making. Now with 30 Years’ experience it is fair to say solid wood is in his DNA. His knowledge has been invaluable in making The Woodsmiths the largest supplier of solid wood surfaces nationwide

Cain Tonkin

Factory Foreman / Senior Craftsman

Cain joined the team in 2006 as a fresh school leaver and started on the broom. Now as a fully qualified craftsman Cain leads the production team.

Jordan Boakes

Business Development & Sales

Jordan is a 3rd generation family member who joined the team in 2017. Having developed great product knowledge & experience in production over 3 years Jordan now leads business development & sales.

Skyla Hodges

Customer Happiness / Sales Support

Skyla is a cheerful and enthusiastic member of our customer service team, estimating and getting projects organized for our valued clients.

Roberta Boakes

Accounts / Logistics

Roberta joined the team in 2019. As well as accounts Roberta assists with dispatch & logistics, ensuring goods are dispatched on time and improving our customer experiences. 

Nat Taylor

Finishing & Dispatch

Nat has a great eye for detail and is key to the finishing and dispatching of NZ’s very best solid wood tops.


Doug Shadbolt


Doug is a fully qualified furniture maker with 27 years’ experience in the trade. Many of these years have been with the team at The Woodsmiths.