Tai Lake Fine Woodworking - Kona Hawaii

Koa and Hawaiian Hardwood Furniture



Currently Available Koa furniture by Tai Lake


The Crescent Table

Koa and Wenge wood. Now showing at the Gupton Gallery in Kailua Kona $8400
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Tuffet

This piece was designed to accompany a Ladies Vanity but has been very popular by itself.
I make them singly now. Quite comfy and a joy to look at.
Select Koa wood and wenge accent. 18h x 14 x 20 $1200
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The New Ohana Bench - SOLD

Ohana means family in Hawaii and this bench has a seat carved for every size of body. This is Robusta Eucalyptus with a detail stripe of Pheasantwood on the base. 104" long x 19" high. Rubbed poly oil finish. $5600.00
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Inside Passage

Kamani wood Sculpture now showing at the Gupton Gallery. The ripple of the kamani wood and the bird/whale shape of the top suggested themes for a title, but those seemed to "tame" the piece and force the viewer to see it from a certain perspective. The spaces left open are invitations to look into and through the form to draw you into the piece and to the world beyond. I think the boxes might also serve as small altars for objects found on walks. The space between is the inside passage, where the world is whatever you decide it is. 86 h x 26 w x 12 d
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Kamani wood grows on the coastal areas on the Hilo side of this island. The tree will grow very straight when alone but the seeds drop close to the mother tree forcing the new growth to reach out sideways to get light. Eventually the trees are growing almost parallel to the ground and the immense tension that occurs gives us this beautiful twisted curly grain. It is one of the "canoe plants" brought on the earliest Polynesian voyages because it is considered a sacred tree, providing beautiful timber and oils that have medicinal properties.


Mango Slice Table

Console table. Gorgeous Mango wood that tapers in width with gently curved ends that are dovetailed into the top. Carefully shaped with large dovetail joinery. Now showing at the Gupton Gallery.
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Entry Throne

Java Plum wood $5400
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Dream Table - SOLD

2019. Koa and Wenge $9600
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Traditional Bench

Solid koa, simple, elegant and rare to find a single plank in this size. Definitely old school. This piece would be placed at the foot of a bed or along a wall.
19h x 14 x 60 $3500
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Step Stools

Meditation benches, Various wood ,Mango, Monkeypod, Koa,
Silver oak, Lychee and more. Write for availability. $200. to $300.
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The Nouveau Side Table

This piece won top honors at Hawaii's 2020 WoodShow in the masters division. Solid Koa wood and gently curved lines. Detail of top follows. SOLD
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The Tai Lake Rocking Chair

I just built one with some gorgeous dark Koa. This design has won numerous design awards and small details are still evolving. Solid Koa and exquisitely comfortable, $8400. It is at the shop now.
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Frondly Yours - SOLD

Koa and Mango marquetry on a solid koa base. This table makes a completely unique addition to any decor. $9600.
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Kona Gold

Coffee tables... there are two of these available this year. Koa and Mango Marquetry on a solid Koa base with Ebony inlayed pinstriping and Wenge wood accents.
$4500 to $5400
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Custom Pieces Made to Order

Visit the "Possibilities & Process" page (below) to view wood that we have available
to create the perfect custom pieces for your home.