Japanese design

Bookmatched walnut table with ebony butterflies

A bookmatched walnut slab dining table featuring ebony butterfly joints. This table showcases beautiful Japanese joinery on the table top as well as the base. The table top is made of bookmatched claro walnut slabs from the state of Oregon. The base design was inspired by the famous George Nakashima’s Conoid Table. Measuring at L72″ W40″ H29-1/2″, it seats 4 to 6 people. It may be hard to see from the photos but these are…

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New tsugite collection dining table

This Tsugite Collection table features eight traditional mortise and tenon joints. No screws were used on the joinery. We designed this table with the hope that the design and finish conjure a calm sensation rooted in Japanese craftsmanship. This is a bar height table (H37″) and is made entirely of solid sapele wood. Two edges of the table top have been sculpted in the live edge style.  Finished with multiple coats of clear lacquer. No stain applied.…

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George Nakashima tribute tables

Satoshi Yamauchi recently made a couple of George Nakashima tribute dining tables. Both of these tables are made of walnut wood. These were handcrafted right here in Honolulu, Hawaii. In this article we are covering our handcrafted dining table with two posts on each end of the table (the table in the right picture). For details of the table on the left picture, click here to see more information on this dining table. This is…

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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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Live edge oak and black lacquered tv stand

Designer tv stand, with a combination of black lacquered white and natural oak featuring some live edge characteristics. Carefully measured and designed to fit a new condo in Ala Moana. Japanese inspired design with asymmetrical lines.

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