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Made in New Zealand

Christchurch-based custom furniture and joinery specialists

Find out why we're trusted by clients across the Canterbury region

Registered Master Joiner

Client testimonials

"Just wanted to say thank you for getting the desks sorted so quickly, and for going out of your way to get it all set up for us, really appreciate the extra effort. Desks look great, staff are happy 😊"

- Residential Sales Manager, HPAC Climate Control Christchurch

"We needed clever storage in various locations around our home, as well as laundry and kitchen units for the main house and the pool house. We all love what Douglas made for us. Thanks guys!"

- Jackie, Home owner

"Making complicated jobs look simple is a sign of experience and competence. In my opinion, Douglas have both in spades."

- Allen G., Company Director

"What a wonderful team to work with. Thank you for all your support and help in making our centre so special for us!"

- Ngaio, Chief executive

"We would like to thank you, Alan & Ronnie for the great work at our home, Douglas Furniture we would highly recomend and hope we will cross paths again in the future. Thanks again for your help."

- Gavin & Paula Morgan, Home Owner

"Over the years, we have developed a strong partnership with Douglas Furniture. They always deliver to our specifications and have the experience to know what will work best for our clients."

- Grace, Interior Designer

"I just wanted to let you know that we get so many compliments about our reception area. It all came together so well in the end, and on budget. Thank you!"

- Derek, General manager

Every customer is unique

Nothing about our work is standard. We make each piece of furniture to fit each customer's individual requirements. So whatever you need, talk to our friendly design team who will help you find the right solution for your space.

Whatever the size or extent of your project, even if you have certain constraints and limitations, talk to our team of product specialists and we can give you options about how to obtain the best solutions. From initial consultantation, through the design specification and right up to the final installation, we care about getting things right for our clients. There is a craft in doing what we do well and getting the quality right.

Whether you have detailed plans or just a sketchy idea of what you’d like, our dedicated in-house designers will work with you to ensure you love the finished project. To ensure we get things right for you, we start by listening to what you want and then discuss the options with you. We use quality materials and components throughout our processes, and wherever possible we like to source from other local businesses.

Our 100% satisfaction guarantee

High-quality materials and workmanship

In-house design team bring ideas to life


At Douglas Furniture we have the experience and skills to create bespoke solutions that look great but don’t bust your budget. Our talented design team will look over your plans and discuss every aspect of the job in detail to make sure everything is planned well at the outset, which always ensures a better outcome at the end of the job. We look forward to working with you.

Huge range of materials and finishes available

Full costing at the outset of your project for a 'no surprises' result

Quality workmanship, backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee


Douglas Furniture will help you create flexible and durable solutions for your store fit-out. Retail operators throughout South Island rely on us to meet their schedules and budgets with our trademark clear communication, streamlined processes and honesty.

Create a space your customers will love

References available on request

Quality workmanship, backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee


We understand what it takes to create a workable hospitality space – from behind-the-scenes kitchens and bar equipment to front-of-house custom furniture, our experience will ensure your project really comes to life, with quality, honesty and attention to detail at every stage.

Inviting and tasteful interiors are our speciality

Our design team will help you create the look you want

Quality workmanship, backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee


Every space is different, and our team is here to help ensure your unique space meets your time and budget needs. That’s why clients across the Canterbury region and beyond trust us to get the job done every time.

Form follows function – with style

Ask for references – you won't be disappointed

Quality workmanship, backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee


Meet our team

Our business is based on developing great working relationships with our clients so that we can create outstanding practical solutions for them

Howard Nossiter

Howard Nossiter

Managing director

Howard is married to Robyn and has four sons. He enjoys playing tennis, walking his dog, and watching his boys play sport and following their progression through life. His background in supermarket retail has equipped him with valuable skills, and he is excited about the prospects for local manufacturing in New Zealand.

Clare Convery

Estimator / Project Manager / Designer

Clare has been with Douglas Furniture for several years and is a skilled and experienced joiner and kitchen designer. Married to PJ, they have been living in NZ for 13 years. Clare likes to spend her downtime snowboarding, playing golf and watching football.

Bevan Fettes

Joinery manager

Bevan joined Douglas Furniture as an apprentice in 1994, and has moved through the business to become Joinery Manager. Married to Chanelle, who works in sales support at Douglas, with three boys, Bevan is an avid Warriors supporter, and enjoys supporting his boys in league, basketball, surf life-saving and motorsport.

Contact us for a free design consultation

Book your no-obligation design consultation today with one of our friendly in-house specialists to discuss your project.



We listen first, and then get thinking, drawing on our collective experience


Our priority is to develop creative solutions that match our clients' requirements


We work hard to keep all the processes running smoothly


Exceeding clients' expectations is always our goal

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