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Koa slab table

We made a couple of koa slab table tops to be used as desks. These will be shipped from Hawaii over to Oregon. These twin koa slabs are from the Big Island and showcase beautiful grain. The stress curls are truly amazing, starting right around where the trunk branches off. The voids of this table top was resin filled to provide a smooth surface making it suitable as a desk. The surfaces have been coated…

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Custom monkeypod vanity

This is our custom monkeypod vanity built for a home in Diamond Head. It is an open style vanity made of local hawaiian monkyepod wood. The continuous grain running across horizontally catches the viewer’s attention. The countertop is also made of monkeypod wood. The entire vanity has been coated with a few coats of clear conversion varnish for superior protection. We were excited to be using this sleek Toto vessel sink. Very clean lines and…

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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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