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. Each state is a magnet, with two powerful rare earth magnets embedded in the back.
When assembled, the magnets will assemble to a 3' wide, 2' tall map, suitable for hanging on optional mounting board or other magnetic surface.
How it's made
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 aboutfourweeks to ship.