Add a Special Touch With Laser Cut Lake Art
Every laser cut wood map that features a lake and the surrounding shore is an original composition. Wood maps made with state-of-the-art laser cutting technology feature thin layers of wood that are hand-assembled to indicate elevation changes and etched with points of local interest. Find out what sets laser cut lake art apart from other geographic decor.
Detailed Depictions of Lakes
The meaning of a laser cut map of a lake starts with representing the subject of the map. The depth and elevation measurements included in each 3D nautical wood map offer a unique perspective on any body of surface water. The shape of a body of water and its unique bathymetric profile can actually offer fresh insight into the geographical characteristics of a favorite location.
Each laser cut map consists of thin layers of Baltic Birch laser-etched, stained and glued in layers to depict elevation changes on land and underwater. In addition to the lake itself, these maps also capture fine details of the surrounding shore derived through cartographical analysis of satellite images and up to six source charts.
Points of Interest in Laser Cut Lake Art
Each laser cut map includes as much if not more detail about land masses as the bodies of water that form the primary subject of lake maps. This information synthesized from other maps of the region includes major thoroughfares, cities, towns, parks and other significant water features. Depending on the map design, the names of roads and streets may also be etched into the wood.
The level of detail and overall perspective of a map will vary based on whether a lakeside region is densely or sparsely settled. Maps of lakes located in wilderness areas put the most emphasis on bodies of water, while maps of large, lakeside metropolitan areas such as Chicago may have a level of on-land detail that rivals the intricacy of the underwater bathymetry.
The Making of Laser Cut Lake Art
Each 3D wood map is crafted from Baltic Birch or other high-quality wood based on a painstakingly rendered design that is laser-cut and etched. The many pieces that comprise each map are hand-stained, arranged and glued into place in a mounted frame. Each laser cut map from a 13" x 20" x 2" serving tray up to a large 24.5" x 31" x 2" map is covered by clear Plexiglas.
Most laser cut lake art is rendered in a standard natural wood and stained blue water color scheme. Lakes located in coastal regions or near the borders of the United States, such as in the Adirondack Mountains or Great Lakes area, may also be available as part of the Coastal Blue Gray Collection.
A laser cut map of a lake that lies close to your heart can make for meaningful home or office decor. Whether you choose to display a representation of a regional lake, vacation destination or any other body of water that holds personal significance, laser cut lake art can draw attention and admiration as an aesthetic article and a handmade tribute to a special place.