Category Archives: Stephen Hynson

With a worldwide clientele, Maui master craftsman Stephen Hynson, principal owner of Sand Hill Woodworking, has provided a design/build service for custom furniture and cabinetry for over 30 years. As a studio furniture artist Stephen Hynson offers personal attention, an eye for fine design, and a focus on detail. All work produced is handmade to a client’s specification, from initial idea and design to wood types and finish. The use of rare and select Hawaiian koa in combination with traditional joinery and inlays is displayed in much of his work. Because Stephen is passionate about what he does and takes enormous pride in his work, clients are assured of unique, heirloom quality custom furniture pieces that fit their homes and offices.

Self taught, Stephen first set up shop in Hawaii, and was a founding member of the Maui Crafts Guild. He moved to Boston a few years later, participating there in the beginning of the studio furniture revival of the 1980’s. He later relocated to Portland, Oregon. During this time he continued to show his work in local Maui galleries. Stephen returned to Hawaii in 2005 and broke ground on a building in Haiku. With timbers harvested from Polipoli Springs State Park he has constructed a traditional timber frame building. Work continues on the embellishment of this structure and tending to the land as Stephen reconnects with his Hawaiian roots.

Queen Emma’s Hatbox #1

Side table made of koa and Ebony. 19.75″ diameter x 25.25″ high Artist:  Stephen Hynson

Queen Emma’s Hatbox #2

Side table made of koa and Ebony 19.75″ diameter x 28.25″ high Artist:  Stephen Hynson

Jaques-Emile Visits Maui #1

Side table made of koa and Holly. Dimensions: 22.5″ x 30.75″ 20.5″

Jaques-Emile Visits Maui #2

Side table made of koa and Holly Dimensions: 22.5″ x 30.75″ 20.5″ Artist:  Stephen Hynson

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    Hawaii Opera Plaza
    848 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu
    Nov. 20 – Dec. 5