furniture

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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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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