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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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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Honolulu based furniture maker

Satoshi Yamauchi was born in Ibaragi, Japan. He currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii, with his wife, Marcia and son, Leo. Satoshi started his career making wooden furniture for a furniture manufacturing business consisting of around 10 furniture makers. The time spent there gave Satoshi extensive experience in both commercial and custom furniture making. To widen his experience and knowledge, he then worked for a sofa manufacturer gaining a background in upholstery. Satoshi’s influences as a…

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