Oahu

Capture you trip to Oahu with this artistic yet accurately carved Hawaiian island.

The Island of Oahu, known as the “Gathering Place” has the busy nature of a bustling city and yet the sharp contrast of unmatched natural beauty all encompassed within in a single Hawaii island. Excellent beaches, sights such as Pearl harbor, and other attractions are readily seen. The valleys, bays, and mountains are all seen on the islands here..
As with the island chains, a screw or nail can be used, and the island will hang nearly flush against your wall.
The island or entire island chain is offered in Mango Wood, Koa Wood, and several metal finishes.

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Description

The Hawaiian Islands Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before.

When we think of the Hawaiian Islands the one that comes to mind for everybody is generally Oahu, because this is the most filmed and photographed of all the islands. Oahu is the third largest of the islands in the chain and is also home to the State Capitol, Honolulu. Of course, no discussion of Oahu would be complete without talking about its luminous beaches, its status as a surfing mecca and its beautiful climate from which many treasures come.

One of these great treasures is the Acacia Koa tree which grows on six of the main Hawaiian Islands, including Oahu, but nowhere else on the planet. Preferring to colonize volcanic soil up to 7500 feet, this species can grow up to 100 feet in height and six feet in diameter. This amazing tree is highly prized and sought after by woodworkers for its unparalleled beauty. With colors ranging from gold to dark brown and everything in between, this wood is as rare and expensive as it is beautiful.

 

Several Materials and Sizes Offered

Not surprisingly, then, many collectors love to have a memento of their favorite island rendered in Koa wood. Think of a dazzling Koa outline of Oahu in your favorite room, how the light plays off its translucent colors in a way that no other wood can duplicate. Now think of the Hawaiian Island chain rendered in Koa wood; all eight islands created in exquisite detail and adorning a special place in your life — the complexity of their profiles brought into living relief.

Some of the finest Koa and Mango wood renditions of the islands that are available here sold by the artist directly. Order a single Hawaii island or the entire island chain, size selection for single islands range is 6 inches, 9 inches and 11 inches across and the material does not have to be wood.

Metal Finishes Offered

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 beauty of the islands can be expressed in copper, bronze, iron or an aluminum finish.  Each metal finish island chain is lightweight, easy to hang, and features excellent detail.  Every Hawaiian island will have a metal finish on their edges and face, however, the back of the islands are black, and feature a hand brushed pattern.

 

Why The Hawaiian Islands?

Hawaii has always created a strong hold on those who visit it. The lure of the islands is so strong that they continually are among the most popular vacation spots in the world. The plush foliage, the array of sand beaches, the calm atmosphere and sense of peace these islands bring simply cannot be duplicated. Hawaii is a true world treasure whose natural beauty fills one’s senses.

Perhaps among the most profound aspects of Hawaii are its active volcanoes, without which the islands could not have come to be. The unique shape and size of each of the Hawaiian Islands in the chain is a direct result of the volcanoes. The lava that created Oahu and the other islands has been pouring out for millions of years and each flow differs in consistency and intensity from one to the next. That such extraordinary beauty comes from such an extraordinarily powerful force only adds depth to the unique mystery that is Hawaii. Like the lava fields of these great islands, no one can visit the same Hawaii twice.

 

Available in a Range of Sizes

Maui is available on its own or as part of the set. The single island of Oahu is available in sizes of 5.75″,  9″, 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. 

So if you are looking for a way to preserve your Hawaiian (or Oahu!) memories then this may present the ideal option. It is sleek, stylish, and can be tamed to match your color scheme. Bring a little of Hawaii to your home today, safe in the knowledge that your piece was crafted with great care and full dedication.

 

  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

Lead Time

  • All orders are shipped within 3-4 weeks; 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.

Shipping

Domestic

  • All domestic orders are shipped VIA USPS Priority Mail with signature on delivery (on island chains), insurance and tracking by default.

International

  • International shipping rates are calculated VIA checkout, however, if there are any issues please do not hesitate to contact me.
    • DHL or USPS (United States Postal Service) will be used for your shipment. 
      If another carrier or shipping preference is required please notify me.
    • The artwork’s full value will be declared, however, if you have a specific workflow for declaration or preparation for customs please include such information. 

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 the composite material, the source of the raw materials, the amount of polishing each island receives, and how the patina is applied/removed if such an option is selected.

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

Materials, Hanging Location, and Care:

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. Due to their lacquer finish maintenance is not required or suggested.

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 is long lasting and should require minimal to not maintenance if kept indoors away & away from salt spray or mist.

 

Please contact the artist if you’re considering putting artwork outdoors or otherwise exposed to the elements.
No guarantee is offered or suggested if a set is hung outside, however, additional finish options, and a maintenance schedule is offered on request.