About the furniture maker

satoshi yamauchi, wood furniture maker in honolulu


Furniture maker in Honolulu

There is something very special about a piece of wood furniture that has been designed and made especially for you. Satoshi Yamauchi’s furniture collections are designed and developed uniquely by Satoshi Yamauchi and his partner, Marcia Lise in Honolulu. Satoshi is a passionate and meticulous artisan whose state-of-the-art furniture is some of the finest on the islands. His focus and love of the craft is reflected in every aspect of his creations, from the joints to the finishes. With Satoshi’s fine furniture, you will find Japan quality wood furniture and woodwork right here in Honolulu, Hawaii.


About the furniture maker and designer


Satoshi Yamauchi Woodworks offers residential custom furniture and cabinet woodwork



Satoshi Yamauchi
Furniture maker & Owner 

Satoshi Yamauchi, a furniture maker in Honolulu hawaiiSatoshi Yamauchi is a furniture maker in Honolulu. Satoshi is originally from Japan and currently based in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has been building furniture since 2001. Satoshi was formally trained in furniture making in Hida Takayama, known for being a mecca for wood furniture in Japan. Satoshi’s approach to furniture making is about achieving a good balance of aesthetics, function, and durability. Choice of material, structure, design, and wood finish are all part of this perfect balance.






Marcia Yumi Lise
Furniture Designer & Owner 

Furniture designer in honoluluConsultation is one of the first important steps in designing a furniture or cabinets. Marcia guides customers through conceptual ideas and design stages in order to reach a decision with the customers. Careful consultation means evolving design ideas to real plans and building a custom wood furniture that is what our customers really wants. For Marcia, fully understanding customers’ interior decor taste and needs is as important as incorporating professional knowledge and expertise.






Made in Honolulu

Our furniture creations are built in Honolulu, one by one by Satoshi Yamauchi. We make use of local Hawaiian wood wherever possible and work with other local makers and vendors in Honolulu. This allows to keep things local and help other local businesses in Honolulu.

Our furniture studio is located in Kalihi, Honolulu. Visits are by appointment so please call us ahead of time to make an appointment. While we don’t have a showroom we often have furniture pieces in the process. We hope you can see and appreciate Satoshi’s craftmanship in person. We also make home visits once you hire us to ensure you are getting the best out of the custom furniture project.


Satoshi Yamauchi wood furniture maker





Meticulous craftsmanship

We are a Oahu, Hawaii based company specializing in custom wood furniture, cabinets and interior woodwork. We create one of a kind custom woodwork for customers who want more than what is offered in the market. All of our work is meticulously crafted from locally selected hardwoods. We provide the best of the best – the creme de la creme. Satoshi Yamauchi is the rare artisan who can really make a difference in furniture and cabinets. Every piece of furniture and cabinet is made with passion and an astonishing level of quality and precision.


Wood furniture maker in honolulu hawaii

Butterfly joint in a dining table


Background in Japanese woodworking

Furniture maker, Satoshi Yamauchi was trained in wood furniture building in Hida Takayama. Hida is located in the Gifu Prefecture of Japan. Hida has a cultural tradition of wood chair production, which started around 1920. Since then, Hida Takayama has developed as a region for wood furniture manufacturing.

The modern building shown below is where Satoshi studied wood furniture building, the Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture, located in Gifu, Japan. The second picture shows Satoshi holding onto some stairs. This is the wood shop he trained and worked for over 6 years, a wood furniture business in Hida Takayama. Satoshi was appointed as a Shop Director during the last two years of work at this business.



Top services in custom furniture projects

Whether you need furniture or cabinets that fits right in with your new home or would like to spice up  your current home, we are happy to provide consultation and find the best interior solution for you. We pride ourselves for offering top services with attention detail.




Wood furniture maker in honolulu hawaii


Bespoke Dining Table made in Honolulu Hawaii by Satoshi Yamauchi


All types of wood furniture and cabinets made in Honolulu

We provide custom furniture and millwork for homeowners, interior designers, architects, and general contractors on Oahu, Hawaii. We build all kinds of custom wood furniture including entertainment centers, sofas, coffee tables, dining tables, chairs, desks, shelves, and bedroom furniture such as beds, bedside tables, bed benches, dressers, and closets. We also build kitchen cabinets, wood countertops, vanities, doors, windows, display cabinets, display tables, display racks, wood walls, and stairs.

Wood furniture maker in honolulu hawaii

Satoshi Yamauchi Furniture Maker based in Honolulu Hawaii




You can find Satoshi’s furniture at the following locations in Hawaii.



See Satoshi’s made-in-honolulu furniture pieces