Big Island of Hawai’i


Out of stock

The Big Island of Hawai’i is the largest island in the Hawaiian island chain, however, it is also relatively rural for its size, and as most know it has the active volcano of Kilauea. Offered in Koa Wood, Mango Wood, and an assortment of metal finishes–if you want the single Big Island of Hawai’i or the entire island chain you have come to the right place.


The Big Island of Hawai’i

Paint the Hawaii Island on canvas and you’ve got a memory that you cannot erase, but capture the topography on wood and you’ll have a carved wall artwork that captures the stunning natural simplicity of these islands- with no details spared.

The Big Island of Hawaii is the largest and youngest island in the Hawaiian chain; it’s inspirational and its art is distinctive. The amazing beaches and incredible biodiversity has tempted many an artist to represent it in artwork, but few have succeeded in capturing the minute details to the exact nicety that is offered here, and at a price which is aimed to be competitive in nature..


Excellent Finish Work in Koa, Mango, and Metal Finishes

Every wood island is sanded meticulously and a few coats of oil are rubbed on them with buffing between coats. Finally two satin lacquer top coats are applied to give it the vivacity that the islands are known for. Only the natural color and grain of the woods is used for Koa Wood.  However, Mango wood is generally given a light stain for additional contrast, and can be custom stained on request.

Some artists have tried their hand at immortalizing the beauty of the Big Island of Hawaii, but no one has yet to match the price, detail, and quality our Hawaiian islands sold here.

You may also have your Hawaiian Islands wall art in a metal finish (see the “Metal Finish” product tab for more info) which results in a lightweight and easy to hang piece of artwork. The choices here are between the solid, steadfast silver of iron, or the more chrome-like high shine of aluminum. You can also choose to have either copper or bronze used to make your wall art piece; and each will bring the glimmer of opulent gold to your home.

Whether you’re a casual tourist that’s entranced by the sandy beaches and upscale resorts or a backpacker and hiker that relishes in the trails that go through Hawaii’s diverse forests, you want something to take back as a memento. Hawaiian wood art is the perfect place for this for here you get more than a token, you get to actually showcase the islands themselves in all their glory.


Offered in Several Sizes

Hang the wood art on your wall and you’re sure to feel that you’ve never really left the archipelago, even though you’re now miles away. Our Hawaiian islands will hang nearly flush against any wood or drywall; with a magnetic screw or nail, just like our Hawaiian island chains which our customers deem very easy to hang.

The Big Island of Hawai’i is available on its own or as part of the set. The single island of Hawai’i is available in sizes of 5.6″,  8.75″, 10.75″. When you purchase this sculpture, you will receive the required hanging hardware, and detailed instructions on how the wall sculpture should he hung.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions such as details about the artwork or if you need a set sooner.

  1. C

    The quality and description were great. However, I thought it would be bigger and heavier, and more substantial. I had seen it as a display in a store on Oahu, but it must have been $6000, if what I got was $1100.

  2. C

    5 Stars

  3. S

    We love our new koa wood Hawaiian Islands! Joshua is a true craftsman whose work is highly detailed, aesthetically beautiful, and geographically/topographically accurate. We’ve had nothing but awe-struck compliments from everyone who’s seen the Islands displayed above our family room TV. I admit I wasn’t quite mentally prepared for how small the smaller islands would be (Kahoʻolawe is literally just over 1″ in length), but the relative dimensions are spot on. The included layout template is a huge help when hanging the set! Thank you, Joshua, for creating this beautiful work of art that allows us to share our love for Hawaii, its people, and its culture.

  4. K

    Packed extremely well and very organized. Included instructions were great! Absolutely love this!

  5. M

    Amazing craftsmanship! The topographical details and accuracy were quite impressive. HamakuaWoodWorking shipped the set as stated and, each island was securely bundled and protected. The kit included all items necessary to easily install each piece. The map enhanced our current artwork very well.

Lead Time and Shipping


Lead Time & Fulfillment Information

Lead Time:

  • All orders are shipped within 4 weeks unless otherwise noted; as each piece is typically made to order and quality is emphasized over quantity. 

Fulfillment Information:

  • Without prior arrangements your order will ship following our current lead time and shipping method(s) shown below.
    • However, I do offer expedited shipping, and can streamline a “custom” order depending on my current workload:
      • Precise deadlines can be accurately met–a payment is taken with utmost respect and urgency.
      • We are able to use your choice of carrier but primarily work with UPS for all of our shipment needs.
      • Custom signage such as coordinates and names are offered.

Carriers & Shipping Methods

Shipping Within The USA:

  • All Hawaii island chain sets within the USA will by default be shipped
    VIA UPS Air Mail and require a signature for delivery.
  • UPS Air Mail
    • A reliable service which operates Monday through Friday. 
    • A signature is required for delivery due to the value and difficulty in crafting each piece of artwork. 
    • 3 delivery attempts will be made and customers are able to work with UPS to safely receive their artwork.
    • A physical address or private mailbox is required.
    • Without prior arrangements your order will ship following our current lead time.
  • Replacement hardware, templates, samples, and other articles will be shipped VIA USPS Priority Mail® with no signature required.
  • In the unlikely situation a package is damaged, lost, delayed, or stolen we will do our absolute best to ensure the situation is rectified.
    However, we are not responsible for carrier delays, security of your delivery locations, and unable to control how artwork is handled.
  • Our goal is your complete satisfaction and our success is determined through transparency.

Shipping To Canada:

  • UPS Standard Delivery
    • Cost minded and reliable.
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited® Shipping
    • Expeditious and reliable shipping.

Shipping To Everywhere Else:

  • USPS® Priority Mail
    • Cost minded and reliable service.
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited® Shipping
    • Expeditious and reliable shipping throughout the world. 

International Buyer Disclaimer

  • International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
  • In the unlikely situation a package is damaged, lost, delayed, or stolen we will do our absolute best to ensure the situation is rectified.
    However, we are not responsible for carrier delays, security of your delivery locations, and unable to control how artwork is handled.
    Our goal is your complete satisfaction and our success is determined through transparency.

Metal Finish Process and Selection

Metal Finishes

Several options are offered for those who are interested in a modern yet time tested metal finish. 
Such Hawaii Island Chains are created using modern materials which are manufactured in the USA and the end result is a bonded metal piece which boasts the benefits of a solid cast sculpture–without the weight, cost, or otherwise the burden of such an undertaking. 
The surface is approximately 90% metal on the face and edges of the island; the backs of the islands are black, and an entire 68″ size island chain weighs under 12 pounds.

Metal finishes are in Copper, Bronze, Aluminum, & Iron–with additional available on request.

As with most artwork handmade there will be some variances in color, texture, and shine.

However, as one may notice there are numerous photos online of the island chains, and of course–the artist is more than willing to provide photos, and even material samples on request if desired.  Such variances result from the hand mixing of materials, the source of the raw materials, the amount of hand polishing each island receives, and how the patina is applied/removed if such an option is selected.

Big Island of Hawai'i Hawaii Wood Art

Copper, Bronze, Aluminum, & Iron. Left to Right

Hanging Locations and Care

Wood Hawaii Island Artwork

Wood should always be hung indoors and not exposed to excessive or long terms spans of high humidity or temperature fluctuations due to the hygroscopic nature of such a natural material. With lacquer finish maintenance is not required or suggested; moreover, a burnished oil finish shouldn’t be waxed or recoated.

Bonded Metal Finish Hawaii Island Artwork

Metal finish island chains should be kept under cover and away from salt spray–as the wax finish may degrade and allow the bonded metal surface to oxidize.


Wax Finish

Wax finish is long lasting and should require minimal to no maintenance if kept indoors away & away from salt spray or mist.


Lacquer Finish

A lacquer finish will degrade slower, however, it is best advised to keep the piece under cover, and out of the elements such as deeply within the recesses of a covered patio or Lani.


Industrial Catalyzed Finish

Designed by a renowned sculpture and metal finish company this finish is resistant to even salt spray. 
This coating takes significant labor to apply, requires additional precautions, and will add 2-3 weeks to the lead time along with a 15% to 30% additional cost.
The finish is only offered on request and additional information is show below. 


Please Specify the Application in the Order Notes!

Regardless of your finish choice the hanging hardware can be upgraded so it is more corrosion resistant.
Moreover, if you’re unsure of which finish to purchase please feel free to contact us anytime and you will recieve a prompt response.

(No guarantee is offered or implied if a set is hung outside, however, additional finish options, and a maintenance schedule is offered on request)


Can I hang your artwork outside under cover?

For an outdoor covered patio or Lani I would recommend a metal finish set as they are relatively inert and will better handle temperature & humidity compared to my wood artwork. Strong wind, constant direct sunlight, and salt spray are other considerations to take into account.
The islands have a resin core and a bonded metal finish on their faces & edges–the surface is sealed with either wax, lacquer, or an industrial catalyzed finish (on request) to prevent oxidization.
All considered the composite/bonded metal surface looks like metal since it’s mostly metal with a binder and therefore once the finish starts to degrade the surface may start to patina/oxidize
If you’re in an environment with no salt spray, relatively dry, and minimal sun/rain exposure then the wax finish should serve you well for a few years with the islands eventually requiring more wax.
However, if there’s some exposure or moisture then a lacquer finish is a consideration and would fair better.

What about salt spray or significant exposure?

In the case of significant exposure and/or salt spray a two part catalyzed finished is highly recommended.
The website shows pricing for both the wax finish and lacquer, however, due to the inherent difficulty in sourcing and applying the two part catalyzed finish there is an additional 15%-30% charge for this process.

How does wax compare to a lacquer or an industrial finish?

If you change from a wax finish to a film based finish it will result in a thicker coating–so more shine will result and the surface will look less “raw” in appearance.
Go to Top