Tai Lake Fine Woodworking - Kona Hawaii

Koa and Hawaiian Hardwood Furniture

Currently Available Koa furniture by Tai Lake


This version of the Koa and Wenge floating top coffee table just returned from gallery show and needs a home. Price is reduced to $3200.00 and is available NOW. 58 x 27 x 17H

Entry Throne - ON SALE

This chair was envisioned as an entry piece where one can pause for shoes before sallying forth into the world. It has won design awards and "best of Show" recognition but still needs its forever home. On sale now for $3200.00 and ready for pickup. Come by the shop to see if this will work for your kingdom.

The Tai Lake Rocking Chair - NEW 8/2023

This design has won numerous design awards and small details are still evolving. I just built this first one for 2023 and it sold immediately with another order pending. Please let me know if you would like to be notified when one is available… 8800.00

The Forest Meditation Table

The perfect wood appeared for this table so I just had to make it. Hualalai Koa wood on the top and some gorgeous South Kona wood for the lower bits. Its almost 8' long with a very powerful but calming presence. At the shop now but this piece will be heading to winter show. $12,000

The Crescent Table - SOLD

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


NEW 8/2023! With a rare solid one piece curly koa top.

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 $1400

The Windward Koa Entry Bench - SOLD

This piece is a warm and welcoming addition to any room but is especially dramatic as an entrance statement. Two shades of curly koa were harvested from the same property. The darker panels are the most beautiful we have ever seen and the lighter koa frames them off perfectly.
26 h x 69 x 19.5 with seat height at 18” $6800. Windward_koa_bench

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

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
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.

Dream Table - SOLD

2019. Koa and Wenge $9600
dream table

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

Step Stools

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

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.

Frondly Yours - SOLD

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

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

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.