The Makery Hilo
126 Keawe st., Hilo
We are open:
Sun & Mon 10a.m-6p.m.
Fri & Sat 9a.m.-8p.m.
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
ukuleles, Hawaiian steel guitars, electric guitars
carved panels and architectural features.