CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER HANSEN
King Furniture is one of my favorite furniture stores on the island. I swear if I had the room and the money, I would buy most of the furniture there.
If you’re looking for an authentic Asian style piece of furniture, you need to check out this place. It’s “authentic” as in – they make the pieces right there on site! In the backroom. Cool, huh? That also means that you can custom order pieces if things are not just right for you. I tend to like the less ornate look, and the owner kept saying, “We can make it for you!”
The kinds of furniture you’ll find there is wood, wood, and more wood. Entertainment units, coffee table sets (3 pieces, one big and two side tables all with custom glass tops), desks, dining room tables (with custom glass as well) and bookshelves. You’re not going to find anything that involves cushions or fabric.
Everything comes in two colors, either the dark cherry wood, or a dark brown walnut color. That’s it. Not a whole lot of choice where colors are concerned. Except that I love them both and it’s hard to choose between them.
They are expensive, yes. And the owner does not negotiate in price. But, oh my, the craftsmanship. I would expect this furniture to outlast your life, your kid’s life… and possibly even their grandkids’ life. You know the saying, “They don’t make furniture like they used to”? Yes, they do. Here.
Can you tell how much I love this place? There is a yummy desk there that is so drool-worthy, I need to own it. Of course, I have a perfectly good desk in storage, so I shall spend the next three years thinking up an excuse to buy it. But I am not leaving Okinawa without it. I. AM. NOT.
From Futenma: turn right onto 58. It will be on your left hand side almost immediately across from Harley Davidson. There are four (or five) parking spaces in the front.