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Satoshi Yamauchi

Satoshi Yamauchi is a custom furniture maker based in Honolulu, Hawaii with over 18 years of woodworking experience. Satoshi, originally from Japan, is a passionate and meticulous artisan whose state-of-the-art furniture is one of the finest on the island. He makes custom dining tables, coffee tables, custom natural edge slab tables, slab tables, bookcases, beds and more. Satosih’s focus and love of the craft is reflected in every aspect of his creations, from the joints to the…

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Walnut dining table

This mid century modern walnut dining table seats up to 8 people. The legs were prototyped after a number of trial and errors. Made of all solid black American walnut wood. Clear lacquer coated for durability. The legs are attached to the edge of the table, almost flush, giving it a modern touch. This walnut dining table was built by Satoshi Yamauchi in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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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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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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Short video of Satoshi in the shop

We uploaded a video of Satoshi working in the shop, making a white oak bench. This custom made bench has a waterfall effect, in that the grain is continuous from the bottom of the leg to the other end of the leg. Same goes for the matching oak table he made for the very same client. Enjoy the video!  

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