Koa Hawaii Island Chain Wall Art Set

$270.00$1,015.00

(45 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.

Each Hawaiian Island Chain includes a hanging template, hardware (drywall & wood walls), and straightforward instructions–for the best experience possible.

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 reduced shine with less 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 fully 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 (Miniature) 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 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. B

    Great service, great product, great preparation with instructions…just an all-around great experience!

  2. A

    Absolutely beautiful! My Dad will love this gorgeous representation of his favorite place in the world.

  3. J

    Amazing art, wall decor!! Love all the details of each island! Excellent hanging instructions with template! Thank you!

  4. J

    These are absolutely stunning & we can’t wait to hang them in our soon to be here, baby boy Koa’s room!

  5. M

    Gave this as a present to my brother, who recently moved to Oahu. He said, “I koa’d not live without it. It’s my Honolulu living object d’art.” Thank you!

  6. H

    Incredible craftsmanship! With his excellent woodworking skills, Joshua creates sculptures that are superior to those sold by our upscale koa wood products store in Waikiki – at lower prices! His sculptures are truly custom made. He precisely carved the extra details that I requested for the Islands of Hawaii and even purchased smaller tools to sculpt the intricate peninsulas in Pearl Harbor (see photo) and other tiny features. Joshua creates artistry in wood!

  7. K

    I love it as it adds character to my living room…. BUT (and this is my fault) I ordered the 24” Koa wood Island Chain and it’s extremely small. Not the fault of the Seller, as I’m sure everything is to size and extremely detailed. Work is great, just as advertised and arrived on time. But if you want the WOW factor, don’t be cheap and buy the larger one. For reference the large Hawaiian Island is about as big as my hand.

  8. D

    The item was delivered on time, and looks exquisite. Josh was great to work with. I’ll definitely be ordering more in the future. Mahalo!

  9. D

    The sculpture is absolutely beautiful and the sellers were very detailed in their email communications. When ordering just make sure you understand the explanation of the size

  10. K

    Aloha,

    The beautiful set arrived safely. I will treasure it.

    Thank you again for the art you make and share.

  11. T

    This carving is beautiful!! I ordered this as a gift and I’m so excited to give present this and hopefully remind my recipient of home. I also received excellent customer service and the packaging was very safe. Thank you!

  12. RJ

    Amazing piece and very high quality. Seller was very responsive and helpful with a tight turnaround time. Definitely recommend!!

  13. M

    I am absolutely in love with my Hawaiian Islands chain wall art! I couldn’t be happier with the amount of detail and the ease of hanging them. Thank you so much HamakuaWoodWorking!

  14. M

    oshua: Thank you so much. We received our island chain yesterday and it is up on the stucco wall and looks fantastic.

  15. R

    Beautiful as Advertised very easy to install with template provided

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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.

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.

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