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At Ho`ohie Hawai`i, we shape our own mouldings from solid koa because we feel there is no substitute that comes anywhere close to the true inner beauty of solid, real, Hawai`ian koa. Real Hawai`ian koa's rich figure and grain run deep into the wood and only in solid koa can you truly experience the near holographic chatoyancy of this royal wood, whenever light glances off these beautiful frames. You simply will not get this with koa veneer. Koa veneer is like a thin plastic film over wood, it is void of life, and often stained, which further limits its richness color, figure and grain and. In our opinion, veneers generally feels inorganic to the touch. (We do NOT stain our Koa frames and we do not use veneers.)

Some framers have told us that koa is so rare that it should be conserved and and that we should promote koa veneers as an equal substitute.

We do not agree.

While it is true that increased demand makes larger cuts of koa rarer and harder to come by for larger projects such as furniture, large sculptures and flooring, timber for picture frames are still quite plentiful and readily available. Most of wood used in picture framing come from branches that are regularly pruned off of trees growing throughout the islands of Hawai`i. Additionally, a good number of koa farms have come into existence over the past decade in Maui and the big island of Hawai`i. Koa is a relatively fast growing tree and, as such, prices have stabilized in recent years, being affected only by the cost of transportation from one island and/or location to the next.

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Our "evj31" series
The 31 series mouldings are ideal for frames that do not exceed 24 inches in length, or 36 inches in height. For larger frames, we strongly recommend that you consider one of the other alternatives below.


evj31wide

Frame Only
Frame w/liner
Frame w/matboard


Width : 1"
Profile : 7/8"
Item ID# evj31wide
This moulding is typical of the ones you would find in most frame shops and stores in Hawaii.


evj31tall

Frame Only
Frame w/liner
Frame w/matboard

Width : 7/8"
Profile : 1"
Item ID# evj31tall
This is our most popular frame for small- to medium-sized, matted prints. Thinner with a slightly taller profile, this moulding reflects a somewhat more elegant and finished look and feel than our evj31wide series.


evj31boxed

Frame Only
Frame w/liner
Frame w/matboard


Width : 7/8"
Profile : 1"
Item ID#:  evj31boxed
This is a popular choice for those that prefer a more contemporary, modern look.


evj31pitched

Frame Only
Frame w/liner
Frame w/matboard


Width : 7/8"
Profile : 1"
Item ID#:  evj31pitched
The top surface of this frame is pitched down toward the center and presents a very modern, hard-lined, look.
Our "evj33" series
Slighty wider than the 31 series, the evj33 series mouldings are better suited for framing larger artwork.



evj33short

Frame Only
Frame w/liner
Frame w/matboard


Width : 1 1/4"
Profile : 1"
Item ID#:  evj33short
This slightly wider moulding works well for larger pieces up to 48".



evj33wide

Frame Only
Frame w/liner
Frame w/matboard


Width : 1 3/4"
Profile : 1"
Item ID#:  evj33wide
This wide-bodied moulding works exceptionally well for larger images and prints. Its additional width will help prevent bowing of the frame as the years go by.



evj33boxed

Frame Only
Frame w/liner
Frame w/matboard


Width : 1 1/2"
Profile : 1"
Item ID#:  evj33boxed
This boxed moulding works well for larger prints and is perfect for those who want a contemporary, modern look with koa.
Our "evj45, evj60, & evj75" series
These mouldings are ideal for 'dressing up' larger pieces of art and are well-suited for stretched canvas artwork.

evj75

Frame Only
Frame w/liner
Frame w/matboard


Width :  1"
Profile : 1 5/8"
Item ID#:  evj75
This pitched moulding works well for both larger prints and stretched canvases where the frame is intended to be an unobtrusive, simple yet elegant wrapper.

evj60

Frame Only
Frame w/liner
Frame w/matboard


Width : 1 1/2"
Profile : 1 1/2"
Item ID#:  evj60
This pitched moulding works well for both larger prints and stretched canvases where the frame is intended to be an elegant wrapper with defined weight.

evj45

Frame Only
Frame w/liner
Frame w/matboard


Width :  1 3/4"
Profile : 1 3/8"
Item# :  evj-45
This pitched moulding works well for both larger prints and stretched canvases where the frame is intended to be an elegant wrapper with strongly defined weight.
The evj-floater
This is the only laminate in our collection. The outside, visible edge, is made of solid of koa. The backing, where your artwork rests, is made of poplar or mahogany.


evj-floater

Frame Only
Frame w/liner
Frame w/matboard


Width :  1 1/2"
Profile :  2"
Item# :  evj-floater
Our floater is our only laminate. The visible sides or wraps are of solid 2" x 3/8" Koa with 1 1/4" x 3/8" thick poplar used as the mounting the base. This moulding works well as a wrap for taller profiled, gallery-wrapped, stretched canvases (1 - 1 1/2").