Ohai tansu style bench with hidden compartments, 42″ wide, 16″ deep and 16″ high.
Every now and again you see a real breakthrough piece of furniture, and I think this Pohai tansu bench is one of those.
Doug Gordon’s impeccable traditional furniture construction technique incorporate finger joins, bamboo nails with a cross dowel to ensure that it lasts for generations.
An ebony drawer pull accents the visible drawer and the less visible drawer on the right and a really hidden piston drawer. The cushion is upholstered with Sunbrella fabric, a very durable and colorfast textile. The cushion cover is removable and washable.
Doug began working with wood when he was only 11 years old. Following graduation from Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies with a professional design degree, Doug pursued a career in architecture, working on resorts in Hawaii. Although he enjoyed the work, he determined that his passion is furniture design and construction. He left Hawaii and established Hampton River Furniture Company, a custom furniture business in Virginia. After 15 successful years, he closed the business when family considerations recalled him to Hawaii.
Upon his return to Hawaii in 2008, Doug joined Martin & MacArthur, where he became Vice President of Furniture Production. He subsequently co-founded Honolulu Furniture Company, which he left at the end of 2012 to establish Hawaiian Fine Furniture. Doug is highly skilled in all aspects of furniture production, from wood selection to drying techniques to design to craftsmanship. Special features in his pieces demonstrate his wide range of talents, many of which are specialty crafts in their own right. Examples include wood turning, and shell cutting and inlay.
In addition to producing furniture, Doug designs and creates handsome keepsake boxes, iPhone cases, vanity mirrors and beautiful koa and ohai urns.