The solid hardwood ship wheel is the ideal nautical decoration. It measures 18"Dia. The size of the wheel is measured from the end of the spoke to the end of the spoke on the opposite side. It is durable, sturdy and will stand the test of time. Ship wheels are among the best known symbols of the sea. In the middle of the ship wheel is a solid brass hub. It will add a definite nautical touch to wherever it is placed and is a must have for those who appreciate high quality nautical decor. It makes a great gift, impressive decoration & works well in many decor environments.