The Makery Hilo

126 Keawe st., Hilo


We are open:

Sun & Mon  10a.m-6p.m.

Tue-Thur  9a.m.-7:30p.m.

Fri & Sat  9a.m.-8p.m.




 Our Ohana

Neil Scott



When he retired from the University of Hawaii in 2013, Dr. Scott felt that there were still many details of the Makery concept that needed to be worked out and demonstrated to administrators in the education field. He moved to Hilo and used his savings to set up a private Makery near one of the charter schools he had worked with during his time at the university. He continues his collaboration with the Connections Public Charter School while also developing the manufacturing and marketing capabilities of the Makery to make it self supporting.

Julia Batuner


Web Designer/Artist

Webside disign and admin. She ve got artistic background and teaching expirience allowing her to make an input in different  projects at The Makery.

            The mission of the Makery is to use locally available materials and resources to manufacture high quality wooden products. Hawaiian acacia koa has been the traditional wood of choice for these products. High overseas demand has made koa quite scarce and very expensive in Hawaii. It is, however, just one of almost forty locally grown exotic woods. Artisans at the Makery are exploring ways to substitute these lesser known woods in products traditionally made from Koa.

            Using both traditional and modern computer-controlled woodworking technologies, the Makery manufactures a range of wooden products that include:

  • delicate earrings, pendants, and bookmarks

  • small medium and large boxes

  • wooden models and puzzles

  • cutting boards; trophies and awards

  • signs

  • ukuleles, Hawaiian steel guitars, electric guitars

  • furniture

  • carved panels and architectural features.

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