Furniture Maker

Satoshi Yamauchi

Satoshi Yamauchi is originally from Japan. Satoshi is a furniture maker based in Honolulu, Hawaii with over 15 years of woodworking experience. He is a passionate and meticulous artisan whose state-of-the-art furniture is one of the finest on the island.       His focus and love of the craft is reflected in every aspect of his creations, from the joints to the finishes. Satoshi’s approach to woodworking is about achieving a good balance of aesthetics, function,…

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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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Custom dining table

Here is an example of our recent custom dining tables. All of our tables are made by furniture maker, Satoshi Yamauchi himself. Designed to the size and style the customer desires, all of our tables are made to order. From traditional joinery table to contemporary metal and wood table, we cover a wide range of design styles. Our tables start at about $3,500 depending on size, design and chosen wood/slab. Mahalo for looking!  

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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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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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