Do you remember finding that old vacation photo album, pulling it out, and reminiscing over the images of that last vacation and the feeling it gave you? Think of having that sensation every time you pass by an incredible wood city map hanging on your wall. Our 3D wood maps are pieces of art, laser-cut wood made of Baltic birch, highlighting features of each area by virtue of a topographic map.
What are Wood Chart Maps?
We begin by selecting a meaningful coast, lake, or city. For example, we may select Cape Cod on the East Coast for a wood city map. We then obtain a bathymetric chart (the ocean equivalent of a topographic map) and laser cut wood with precision detail. This method allows the pivotal points of interest to be displayed and accurate.
Only using Baltic birch guarantees that our 3D wood maps will be an item that can be passed down to future generations. We hand-stain the water layers with our trademark blue-green. The proud recipients will be able to relive moments in the area each time they look at this laser-cut wood work of art.
What is Baltic Birch?
Baltic birch is considered a hardwood since it is comprised of birch layers without any fillers or softwood in the middle. Its characteristic stability and durability are well-known traits. Resistant to moisture, it is perfect for items in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas. Consistent with its name, it comes from Russia, Finland, and nearby Baltic states. This is a wood that is meant to last!
What is a Topographic Map?
Topographic maps have detailed representations of all the features, manufactured and natural, that appear on the earth's surface and their elevations. This includes all lakes, mountains, and roads. Topographical maps are traditionally presented as a two-dimensional representation of the three-dimensional earth's landscape.
5 Types of 3D Wood Maps:
- Wood city maps
- Cribbage boards
- Cork maps
- Wall clocks
- Serving trays
Choosing to get a 3D wood map is only the beginning! We have several different variations to meet every individual’s style. Whether you want to view your favorite Great Lakes vacation spot each time you serve your guests on your stunning Baltic birch Lake Erie serving tray or review that favorite watering hole when you check the time on your Block Island clock, you’ll know you made a wise investment.
More Than Your East Coast Vacation Souvenir
Remember when we wrote those "What did you do last summer?" essays? You'll be ready for show-and-tell with your wood city map, with its laser-cut wood detail of all the pertinent spots you visited. With a 3D wood map of the venue you visited, you can share all the best locations as you reminisce yourself or share the many stories you gathered during your time away.
Whether you went to Boston or all the way down to the Florida Keys, the East Coast has a specialness about it that no other region can match. Did you tour historical spots in Philadelphia or watch the wild mustangs on the Outer Banks in North Carolina? You can find your path along the laser-cut wood etching in one of our hand-crafted wood city maps.
Hometown Pride for the East Coast
Yes, you can go home again, even if it’s just to trace your finger along the fine laser-cut wood of one of our wood city maps! You can take the East Coaster out of the East Coast, but we know they never forget their Atlantic Ocean roots. If you’ve moved away, what can better show your love for your hometown (and remind you to call home!) than hanging one of our 3D wood maps in a place of honor?
5 of our Favorite East Coast Destination 3D Wood Maps
- Martha’s Vineyard
- Outer Banks
- The Florida Keys
Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, Wood City Map
If you went to Boston Harbor, MA, for a recent trip or grew up in the area, this wood city map will hold a special place in your home. If you love the locale for its unique history of discovery or the Boston Tea Party in 1773, this laser-cut wood map’s details will allow you to find your favorite historic places. You’ll easily find Boston Harbor, the busiest harbor in the state.
The 3D wood map will transport you to your favorite Boston haunts. With our laser-cut wood, you’ll even be able to find Little Brewster Island, home to America’s oldest Lighthouse.
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Wood City Map
Were you wooed by the pamphlets that told you that just a short ferry ride from Cape Cod sits Martha’s Vineyard, MA, which is considered to be a paradise unto itself? Originally named Noepe, meaning “land between the streams,” by the Wampanoag tribe, it received its English name in 1602 by Bartholomew Gosnold. He named it after his daughter, Martha.
Perhaps you are a cinephile that traced all the spots used in the Steven Spielberg film, “Jaws,” when you visited Martha’s Vineyard? The exciting claim to fame for the islet is that the opening scene was filmed in Vineyard Haven, the bonfire scene was filmed on the dunes at South Beach in Katama, and the first shark attack was shot just off Cow Beach in the town of Edgartown. With your 3D wood map, you can show off all three towns you visited to your friends!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wood City Map
You watched “Rocky,” and now you want to run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA. You wouldn't be the first! However, there is so much more to see and do in the City of Brotherly Love, and you can remember it while looking at all the detail on both sides of the Schuylkill on your 3D wood map. Using the visual guide, you can tell your friends about the hills of Manayunk, the great shopping at King of Prussia Mall, and the beauty of Boathouse Row lit at night.
Few places in our country hold as much historical significance as Philadelphia, and yet there is more than history to discover! Philly is well known as a foodie paradise, so make sure to point out Reading Terminal Market. The Philadelphia Zoo, one of the best in the nation, is considered the country's "first true zoo," so you'll definitely want to make sure to spot that on your own 3D wood map.
Outer Banks, North Carolina, Wood City Map
You went to the Outer Banks, NC, thinking you might have a couple quiet days, and instead, you discovered it was home to aviation history! It's where Orville and Wilbur Wright, in the town of Kitty Hawk, took their first flight in 1903. You can also see the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States (second tallest in the world) – Cape Hatteras Lighthouse! Does wildlife spark your interest? Wild mustangs run free on the Corolla beaches.
You can spot all of these and the many other locales you're sure to visit on the laser-cut wood Outer Banks 3D wood map. What better way to talk about your incredible journey than showing the actual route you took? Sharing photos and stories while looking at the map is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or evening.
The Florida Keys Wood City Map
The Florida Keys - you felt like you were on a tropical island, and yet you were still in the continental United States. There are over 1,700 Keys (exposed parts of coral reefs) in the coral island archipelago; however, bridges connect only 43 of them.
Ernest Hemingway, perhaps the most famous resident of the Keys, had this to say, "It's the best place I've ever been anytime, anywhere, flowers, tamarind trees, guava trees, coconut palms…" Be sure to hang your 3D wood map in a place of honor so you can easily retrace your steps. If it's been a dream of yours, perhaps put a small jar by it to collect the funds needed to go!
Whether you call the East Coast home or you are venturing there for an adventure or some downtime, our wood city maps are a beautiful reminder of the roads traveled. Each laser-cut wood city map showcases the many areas you may have visited, giving you a pleasant sense of nostalgia whenever you pass by. And for those wanting to visit an East Coast destination, it can be a heady reminder of your dreams to come.