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Bookmatched walnut table with ebony butterflies

A bookmatched walnut slab dining table featuring ebony butterfly joints. This table showcases beautiful Japanese joinery. The table top is made of bookmatched claro walnut slabs from the state of Oregon. The base design is a replica of the famous George Nakashima’s Conoid Table. Measuring at L72″ W40″ H29-1/2″, this is a 4-6 seater table. (Chairs shown are Profile Chairs designed by Matthew Hilton for Case.)  

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Hawaiian Koa Slab Table

This exquisite Hawaiian koa slab table is made from 100% Big Island koa wood. The widest part of the table top measures 44″, narrowing down to 33″ on the opposite end. This wide koa slab is an extremely rare find. The base is inspired by the historically relevant George Nakashima’s table. The rounded leg posts and the arch make this table elegant. The arch helps create a durable structure, making it an extremely stable table. Photos…

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Interview with Satoshi and Marcia

There is a selection of questions and answers from a recent interview with Satoshi and Marcia. It may be of particular interest to those looking to start a creative business. Hope you enjoy the dialogue!   Interviewer: How did you come to found Satoshi Yamauchi Woodworks? Satoshi: My wife and I founded the company in 2012, shortly after we moved to Hawaii from Japan. I have always wanted to own my company building custom furniture.…

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Conference table made of local monkeypod wood

Here is our monkeypod slab conference table matched with black steel legs. It was made for a client in Belgium, Europe. The monkeypod slab comes from the north shore on the island of Oahu and it was finished with a semi gloss lacquer. The steel loop legs were powder coated in Satin Black. Size: L 98″ x D30″-60″ x H30″

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Monkeypod slab desk with metal legs

Here’s a desk we made a couple of months ago. We glued up two Oahu North Shore monkeypod slabs and matched them with black steel  legs. One long side of the top features a nice curvy edge and the other end of the desk top was cut straight to allow it to be placed snug to the wall.  

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