I own a most fabulous hand-crafted chair made by Mike Felig and the Ainakoa Wood Company. It is the most revered piece of furniture in our home. It is a reproduction of a Ming Dynasty chair crafted in beautiful Monkeypod. Mike told me he studied the original chair in the musuem for almost three days to best understand its interelated joinery. Before it became mine, he showed it in the Hawaii Woodworker’s Guild Wood Show, where, as I recall, he said it won an award in the joinery category. Mike’s furniture is truly art, and he takes pride in every piece. – Rebecca A., November 2016
Ainakoa Wood Company has been putting out amazing, beautiful and useful wood works of art for twenty years!! Settees, rockers, benches, hope chests, dining tables and chairs, using hard to get Hawai’i Koa! When visiting the Big Island, make sure you head up to Hawi, where you’ll find many locals and visitors “oohing and ahhing” over their latest creations!! – Joni I., February, 2015.