Here is what you can expect from ordering custom made wood furniture and cabinets from us.



the process of ordering a wood furniture from satoshi yamauchi woodworks in honolulu hawaii


1. Consultation

Please email or call us for an initial consultation. We’ll ask for a rough description of what you would like, including furniture style, size, and preferred wood type. If you have any inspiration photos, those would help us provide a design direction. *We will advise you of our timeline. However, please note that an order is placed into our calendar in the order a deposit is received and contract mutually signed.

We will give you a rough estimate what a typical project similar to yours cost in the past. If you’re happy to go ahead (no commitment yet!), we’ll meet you in person to discuss the details. For cabinetry projects, we prefer to meet you at the location where the fixture will be placed. This way, we’ll have a better idea of what your needs are, as well as make the necessary measurements. For furniture orders, we generally tend not to visit your home. However, we will be as flexible as possible. We are happy to accommodate your preferences.

Consultation for woodwork projects


2. Design & Estimate 

Once we get a general idea of what you’re looking for, we’ll offer some suggestions and price estimates. If you are a designer, we ask that you provide a detailed drawing.


custom furniture design all done in honolulu hawaii

Cabinet miniature model

Miniature walnut buffet
Sometimes we make miniature models too


3. Contract

Once we’ve established the details and you are happy to go ahead, we will send you a contract that details what is being fabricated. We can send the proposal via email or regular mail. Upon reviewing the contract, please feel free to ask any questions or request any changes. If you are happy with our proposal, you are invited to sign the contract. A fabrication deposit will be required at this point. *Please note that we queue orders into our production schedule, in the order the deposit is received and contract mutually signed.



4. Construction

Construction begins, and your desired custom furniture or fixture will be completed! *Wait times will vary. Please refer to your contract regarding expected completion time.

satoshi yamauchi woodworks in honolulu hawaii


5. Delivery

If you choose to have your furniture and or cabinets delivered to you (at an additional cost), we will deliver your products on a day and time that is convenient for you. You can also opt to pick up your furniture from our shop on Cummins Street, Honolulu.

And finally….

You are the happy owner of a brand-new wood furniture or fixture created by Satoshi Yamauchi!

Custom designed dining table set


Call 808-354-3850 or email info @ swoodwork.com for a consultation and estimate.


Here are examples of how our drawing become furniture in real life:

ordering a custom furniture from a maker in honolulu

bookcase order from a honolulu woodworker