Hawaiian Hardwoods, Kauai
We're just driving along trying to get to the north shore to Tunnel's beach and we see this sign that read's "Hawaiian Hardwoods". My boyfriend, who is driving, makes a quick u-turn and we look down this dirt road. He wants to know what the Hawaiian Hardwoods are all about. We drive slowly and carefully down the dirt road, passing one house after another until we get to the last house (and there are additional arrow signs pointing the way). We park the car and knock on the screen door. No one is there. We enter the house structure and to our amazement, there are all kinds of wood items on display like a store. Wood boxes, sculptures, bowls, etc. Sign says, if you want to buy anything, put your money in an envelope and put it in the box. The box was a cardboard box. My boyfriend ended up buying a custom coffee table from this place (the owner showed up while we were there).
Okay, saw a post talking about this place and thought great let's do this. problem, the post implied that the place was just past Tunnels Beach. Wow was that wrong. After search up and down north shore looking we had no luck. Fortunately on our drive to Kappa from Princeville my wife spotted the sign. As the person described its found at the end of a lane and is set up as a self serve. In our case Randy the owner was around and talking to him was half the experience. Lots of basic stuff like boxes and such, but the end tables and sculptures were quite nice. Personally I was taken with the Sea Nymph and seriously considered purchasing it.
So how do you find Randy and Hawaiian Hardwood? Simple he is right at mile market 20 on road 56 between Kappa and Princeville. He is on the West side opposite the 20 mi marker. Yes this puts is some 18 miles south of Tunnels beach! and the north shore!