Impress your guests and inspire people by literally showing them a piece of the world. This beautiful 3d map shows you the United States like you've never seen it before, with the entire country represented from 50 different pieces of wood, one for each state.
Starting with data collected by the US Geological Survey, a 3d model of each state is developed. In order to provide a better perspective on the topography of the US, elevation is exaggerated relative to latitude and longitude, but the maps are otherwise extremely accurate. Each state is then rough cut on a computer controlled router and finished by hand.
Each map is made from high quality North American hardwoods, typically in equal quantities of oak, maple, cherry, and walnut (no state will touch another state of the same species). There are over 12 billion possible combinations of these four woods to make a map of the US and we never reuse a map's layout, so you can be sure that your map will be one of a kind.
The map is hand finished in oil and has a semi-gloss sheen. No dyes here -- the colors of the map are entirely from the natural color of the wood.
Planning for your map
All maps are custom made and take about eight weeks to ship. The 48 states of the Continental US take up a space about 6' wide and 3.5' tall and stand out from the wall about 2.5" (Alaska and Hawaii can be placed wherever you'd like and will take up several square feet).
Delivery and installation
Your completed map will be shipped to you fully assembled and ready to hang using provided hardware. Written and video mounting instructions are provided, and it's easy -- you'll need a helper, a few common tools, and about half an hour.
This map will ship via UPS and weighs roughly 100 lbs when packaged.