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George Nakashima tribute table

Here is a George Nakashima tribute dining table made by Satoshi Yamauchi. It is made entirely out of walnut wood. Its size is W 36″ x L 90″ x H 30″ and it was carefully designed as a table that can seat up to 8 people comfortably. The walnut wood was stained to a darker finish, giving it a charcoal color. This table combines both shaker style and Japanese aesthetics in one design. George Nakashima…

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Short video of Satoshi in the shop

We uploaded a video of Satoshi working in the shop, making a white oak bench. This custom made bench has a waterfall effect, in that the grain is continuous from the bottom of the leg to the other end of the leg. Same goes for the matching oak table he made for the very same client. Enjoy the video!  

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Shou sugi ban

Shou Sugi Ban, often referred to as Yaki Sugi ita in Japan, is an ancient Japanese exterior siding technique that preserves the wood by charring the surface. The technique of Shou Sugi Ban was commonplace in Japan since around the 1700s. Traditionally, the process involves charring Sugi wood by tying three boards together in a triangle with a rope. They would fill the triangular post with shaved wood and place the bundle on a small fire. The fire…

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