Lake Topography Art

This hand-assembled, wood topographical map shows the contours and 3D details of your favorite lake.

$59.00 - 525.00

Visual Voyage

A lake is more than just a body of water. Transport yourself back to the tree-lined oasis you splashed in every summer with this wood wall art.

Captivating in its detail, this informative design features a three-dimensional map that recreates your favorite lakeside getaway in painted birch plywood. Each bathymetric piece drinks deeply from traditional studies of the earth's surface, displaying up to eight levels of the waters' depths on terraced sheets of wood. Surrounding roads, towns and state lines give context and show how vast lake systems (such as the Great Lakes) connect to neighboring states.

Looking for something a little simpler? The smaller iteration of this lake design tells the water's history in one-dimension.

With over 4,000 lakes and coastal regions available, you're bound to find a favorite to display with pride or to pass along as a treasured keepsake.

Pieces are laser-cut, hand-assembled, and framed in an oak shadowbox in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Click here to see the complete list of lakes and coastal regions.

Due to the nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

Made in the USA
Made from
glass, stain, birch plywood, oak frame
Measurements
Small: 8"H x 10"W; Medium: 16" H x 20" W; Large: 24" H x 30" W
Care
Dust frame with a soft cloth, clean glass with soft cloth and glass cleaner.
Notes
Based on the orientation of the lakes chosen, some measurements will be opposite. For example based on orientation of lakes art work could be either 16x20 or 20x16.
Level of detail will vary based on lake chosen.

Please note that the 8 x 10 size is one dimensional, and topographical information is shown with one level of laser cutting, as opposed to multiple levels.
Item ID
23580

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 5/29/2017.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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UncommonGoodsLake Topography Art
 
4.7

(based on 166 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (124)
  • Nice workmanship (103)
  • Great quality material (76)
  • Vivid detail (71)
  • Attractive frame design (64)

Cons

  • Unattractive frame design (9)
  • Smaller than expected (5)
  • Not as expected (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (83)
  • Decoration (61)
  • Accent piece (39)
  • Display (25)
  • Fill wall space (25)
    • Display Location:
    • Living room (56), Office (37), Hallway (18), Bedroom (11), Dining room (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (136), No (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (81), Budget shopper (18), High-end shopper (16), Looking to fill space (5), Decorator (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (96), Birthday (25), Other (11), Father’s day (8), Father's day/dad gift (3)

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5.0

Beautiful Craftsmanship

By 

from Greenville, North Carolina

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

    I recently finished a doctoral degree and wanted to get something for my advisors as a thank you for their encouragement and commitment during the work. As coastal scientists, I'm always looking for unique ways to depict the environments we work in. These maps were perfect gifts for my advisors, who loved them immensely.

     
    5.0

    Absolutely perfect

    By 

    from Houston, TX

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Unique and special
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display
      • Gifts
      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

      When I saw this product, I loved the idea right away and thought it would be a perfect birthday present for my hard-to-shop-for grandfather who has everything. I couldn't believe that the artist's list of available lakes included "our" tiny lake in small town Texas - what a pleasant surprise!! My grandfather's parents have had a house on this lake since he was a child and it remains a beloved spot for our family to visit to this day (he'll be 82 this year). When I opened the lake art, I actually got tears in my eyes. I know that sounds cheesy, but it truly made me that happy! It is such a special item. The frame, the wood and the glass are lovely and the cut out of the lake is crisp and clear. It features all of the tiny roads surrounding the lake and my mother and I could point to the exact spot where our house sits because the shoreline is wonderfully accurate and detailed. I cannot wait to gift this lake art to my grandfather. I know he will love it as much as I do. Thank you to the artist for creating such a beautiful product!

       
      5.0

      Amazing gift for Dad who is hard to shop for!

      By 

      from Colorado

      About Me Son

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

      • none reported

      Best Uses

      • Display

      Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

      My Dad is tough to shop for. This custom piece was fantastically received, and the artist was easy to work with to add additional custom detail. I got many pictures of the finished mounted product back from a very happy Dad, and a ton of great feedback. Would recommend!

       
      5.0

      Fast delivery and beautiful work!

      By 

      from DC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

      It's going to make a wonderful gift!

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again! I love the detail and the 3d

      By 

      from Missouri

      About Me Looking To Fill Space

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Home

        Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

        This will be a great addition to our home. Love the detail and 3d depths.

         
        5.0

        Lovely with personalized details!

        By 

        from Lac Vieux Desert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Gifts
          • Home

          Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

          Beautifully carved topography. Artist worked in some personalized touches I had requested. May even buy another!

           
          5.0

          Great Gift

          By 

          from Connecticut

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

              Being in a new relationship it is hard to come up with ideas on gifts. He lives on this lake and fishes in it so it will be a great gift. I am curious to see what the bigger options would include.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Prompt and well packaged

               
              5.0

              One of a Kind

              By 

              from Vero Beach, Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

              This is a special gift at holds fond memories for my husband. It was a great anniversary gift for someone that has everything.

               
              5.0

              Very Nice Quality

              By 

              from Maryland

              About Me Gifter, Looking To Fill Space

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lots of Detail
              • Nice Size
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Display
                • Gifts
                • Home

                Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

                This product was very beautiful when it finally arrived. I got the cutting of all the Great Lakes and it made a perfect gift for my boyfriend who is from MI. The frame was very solid, a lot sturdier than I thought it would be, which was a nice surprise. I was a little worried about the blue color because it was a different shade on the website vs. on the confirmation email I got. However, it ended up looking nice with our houses decor; the blue was a little deeper and greener than how it is pictured on this website.

                 
                4.0

                Lake Topography Art

                By 

                from PA

                About Me Looking To Fill Space

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • They got the name of one of the streets wrong.

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

                    Very interesting and unique.

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