Koa Hawaii Island Chain Wall Art Set

$270.00$1,015.00

(29 customer reviews)

Koa Hawaiian island chain sculptures of the 8 major Hawaiian islands.

Finely crafted from hand selected Koa wood that’s grown on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Every island, board, and Koa tree has a different story to tell.
Wood is a natural material and can vary in tone, color, grain, and density — as one can note throughout the website’s photos of Koa Wood Hawaiian Island Chains.

Description

The Hawaiian Island Chain is an iconic symbol that one is bound to see if they have ever visited the state of Hawaii. Why settle for a flat map of Hawaii when you can capture the topography of the Aina with a Koa sculpture that’s the impetuous of Hawaiian Decor?  A few have made pieces of Hawaiian island wall art that resemble the island chain, but none to my knowledge has reached the level of detail, quality, and affordability that is sold here.

  • My pieces are carved from Koa wood that’s grown on the Big Island of Hawaii and hand selected for the best artwork possible.
  • A satin lacquer and a burnished oil finish are offered; the first has a more traditional finish surface with some depth, and the other has less shine with minimal finish “build”.
  • Each island is sanded meticulously, receives several coats of lacquer, is buffed between coats, and finally has a satin lacquer top coat applied.
  • In the case of the “Burnished Oil” finish the islands are sanded to a high grit, recieve a hand rubbed oil finish, are burnished, and recieve a final hand rubbed coat.
  • Lacquer is a more durable finish in the way of humidity, and even offers brief resistance to water exposure.
  • The burnished oil finish will have less shine, potentially appear more natural, and will not seal the wood–it should be kept in a stable environment, and not handled extensively by hand.

Every set includes all the Hawaiian islands : Hawaii’i, Maui, O’ahu, Kauai, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Ni’iau, and Kahoʻolawe.

  • 24″ Island Chain Size: 24″x12″ (61×30.5cm)
    Big Island Span: 5.6” (14.2cm)
  • 36″ Island Chain Size: 36″X20″ (91.5x51cm)
    Big Island Span: 8.75″ (22.2cm)
  • 45″ Island Chain Size: 45″X24″ (114x61cm)
    Big Island Span: 10.75″ (27.3cm)

“Island Chain Size” is the size of the entire island chain in length and width.
If you were to take a Hawai’i state map with tight margins, unroll it, and hang it on your wall–that would be the size of your Hawaii wall art.

“Big Island Span” is the size of the Big Island.  If you took a tape measure to the Big Island this would be the greatest measurement you could find.

Every Hawaiian island chain includes hanging hardware, a template, and written instructions.  They are easily hung with typical screws or nails, and the islands will hang flush against your walls.  If a picture can be hung on your wall than an entire island chain can easily be hung on any wood or drywall.

Wood island chains should be hung indoors and out of direct sunlight;
away from excessive humidity or extremely variable temperatures.


If desired hanging template(s) can be ordered for a modest amount for sizing purposes which includes hanging hardware, instructions, and the selected size(s) chosen.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions such as details about the artwork, sizing, application,  a specific delivery window, etc.


  1. Denise Leong-Brattain

    Beautifully crafted Koa wood piece!

  2. hilsykes

    Love our islands! Look great…and the process was fantastic. Josh answered all our questions and included precise intructions to install the islands up on our wall in our Hawaii condo. Thank you Josh for beautiful artwork!

  3. Christine Barden

    We love our Hawaiian Island Chain work of art! We have it in Koa wood. Couldn’t be easier – ordering the template ahead of time allowed us to visualize and confirm we ordered the right size. Then, installation was only 5 minutes! We were sure installation would be the big challenge. But the template and the design made it a breeze. Love.

  4. peanut73

    Thank you so much for working with us! We absolutely love our new clad bronze Hawaiian Islands art collection in our home. It is absolutely beautiful!!

  5. Tachina Eva

    Absolutely perfect and will order again :) great timing and craftsmanship.

  6. John and Elaine

    Josh – we received this (Koa set) yesterday. It looks great!

    Thank you so much!

    John (and Elaine)

  7. Rob S

    Great communication by seller. Product was even easier to install than I expected and it looks absolutely amazing. If you’re thinking of buying from Josh, just do it…you won’t regret!

  8. Kathy Rosa

    Beautiful and detailed wooden set of the islands. The included template was very helpful and made hanging the set easy. Great communication. Thanks!

  9. Tonya

    Hi Josh
    I wanted to let you know that we received the islands and they are beautiful. The detail is amazing and it is a perfect piece of art to remind us of Hawaii! Thank you for putting so much into your art! I will add a review soon. Thanks again! Tonya

  10. Kathy

    Hi Josh,

    I’ve been out of town for a few days. I was able to pick up the package yesterday. The wall art is just beautiful! Thanks so much for including the template. I can’t wait to install!

    Thanks,
    Kathy

  11. aimz98

    Gorgeous islands! Josh was extremely helpful, answered all my questions and always responded in a timely fashion. This was quite a splurge for me, but I’m so glad I did it. Cannot wait to get to our new house and get them hung up!

  12. Josh C

    Amazing work. Absolutely love the islands. The template was very thoughtful and simplified hanging them immensely. Thank you!

  13. mmkchicago

    Item arrived on time and is great. The hanging directions are really easy to follow. The wood detail is really amazing and looks fantastic hanging on our wall. Thanks!

  14. Clayton Yamada

    This is an excellent product that I recommend as a unique wall art. The seller quickly answered all of my questions and the product was shipped out within a week.

  15. mcron003

    Great product!

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Lead Time and Shipping

Shipping & Lead-time

  • All orders are shipped within 4-5 weeks unless otherwise noted; as each piece is typically made to order and quality is emphasized over quantity.
    • 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.
      • You have numerous carriers to choose from: DHL, Fedex, USPS, UPS, and even artist provided installation is offered.
      • 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 USPS Priority Mail with Tracking, Insurance, and a Signature Required on Delivery.
  • USPS Priority Mail has an expected delivery window of 1-3 business days* and generally speaking this is a very reliable yet cost effective shipment method within the states.
  • USPS Express is an optional service and aims to deliver within 1-2 days*. However, it is advisable to contact the artist if expedited shipping is required as the required production time needs to be available, and scheduled beforehand for a guaranteed shipment window.
  • 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, and unable to control how artwork is handled.
  • Our goal is your complete satisfaction and in the end our success is determined through complete transparency.

Shipping Internationally:

  • Generally speaking USPS or DHL Express is used, however, a preferred carrier, or other arrangements are possible on request.
  • Priority Mail International will take 6-10 business days* within most markets and is considered a reliable method.
    Usually a signature is required but may not be applicable in all countries, and within every case insurance & tracking is applied to your order.
  • Priority Mail Express International will take 3-5 business days* within most markets and is an accelerated delivery method.
    As beforehand the signature on delivery, insurance, and tracking applies as it does with Priority Mail International.
  • DHL Express will likely take 2-3 days* and is generally faster than USPS services.
    Usually a signature is required but may not be applicable in all countries, and within every case insurance & tracking is applied to your order.

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 bidding or 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, and unable to control how artwork is handled.
    Our goal is your complete satisfaction and in the end our success is determined through complete transparency.

*The amount of working days from shipment to delivery may vary depending on weather and other carrier related circumstances.

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 hydroscopic nature of the natural material. With lacquer finish maintenance is not required or suggested and 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 at no charge will 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 & helpful 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.