Lake Topography Art

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

$59.00 - 525.00

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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 10/20/2016.

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.


A proof will not be sent for the 8 x 10 size.


Are you planning to give this item as a gift? As it is made-to-order, please double check the shipping dates provided above. If it won't be completed in time, click here for a printable certificate to give while the artist works their magic!


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UncommonGoodsLake Topography Art
 
4.7

(based on 133 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (108)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice workmanship (103)
  • Visually pleasing (100)
  • 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)
  • Fill wall space (25)
  • Inspiration (8)
    • Display Location:
    • Living room (56), Office (37), Hallway (18), Bedroom (11), Dining room (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (118), No (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (81), Budget shopper (18), High-end shopper (16)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (41), Other (36), Father (27), Mother (7), Self (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (86), Birthday (20), Other (10), Father’s day (8), Father's day/dad gift (3)

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4.0

Beautiful product, unimpressive customer service.

By 

from Baltimore, MD

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ambience
    • Display
    • Gifts
    • Home

    Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

    I purchased this for my husband's birthday because we'd visited one of the lakes on the list for our honeymoon. I bought the single-layer 8x10. The detail on it is very precise. In person, it looks better than the image in the product description.

    The first email I received after placing the order had a subject line including "email 1 of 4" and in the body it said I would be hearing from the artist. I figured that would be email 2 of 4, a proof would be 3 of 4, and tracking would be 4 of 4, but ultimately none of those ever happened.

    I was worried after not hearing anything after the first email so I emailed customer service to ask if I should have heard from the artist by then. I only received a canned response restating the estimated ship time, which is NOT what I asked about.

    I wound up calling to ask about the order yet again and was told by the customer service person that the order was already on its way and would arrive the next day. I explained that I would have liked the opportunity to have a small symbol made to mark the location of the place my husband and I stayed on our honeymoon and said I hadn't been given any proof or tracking information. The rep asked me to confirm my email address and said that he'd send me the tracking information. He added that it was "too late" for a proof and no customization beyond choosing the actual lake was allowed anyway. I don't know that I'm going to order anything from here again. I don't feel like I should have to chase down answers and it isn't worth the hassle.

    I did say I would recommend this to a friend but to be clear, I only mean the product. If I could do it over again, I'd buy from another vendor.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Great Gift For a Special Occasion

    By 

    from Cincinnati, OH

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

      I got this for my best friend's birthday. She is getting married later this year and having a destination wedding on Captiva Island, Florida. Her family has vacationed there for many years and now she's getting married there so it's a special location for her. I originally was going to get her the Lake Erie one (we grew up on the shores of Lake Erie together) but I was so excited to see they offered a Captiva Island one. She absolutely loves it!! This makes a great and very special gift for remember the places in the world that hold special memories for us. I would definitely order again, the product came out beautifully. The only downside was the time for the custom order but that was totally my fault because I didn't find this until right before her birthday. I'm considering ordering a great lakes or Lake Erie one for my dad for Christmas/birthday and maybe even one for myself since it is my home! I would recommend this for sure if you are considering ordering one. Just give yourself plenty of time to receive it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      High quality! Very happy with this purchase!

      By 

      from St Paul, MN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display
        • Gifts
        • Home

        Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

        I am very impressed by the quality and workmanship of the map. It was an absolute perfect gift for my dads lake home. I would definitely recommend this product as you will NOT be disappointed.

        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Father
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        Good purchase

        By 

        from WI

        About Me Looking To Fill Space

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display

          Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

          Purchased this product to match one received as a gift. This one surpasses the other in quality and detail!

          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Bought it for my hard to please husband and he loved it!

          By 

          from Wilmington, DE

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • They customized it for us.
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

              It is really interesting and beautiful. We had it customized to include our little neighborhood where our cottage is located.

              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Husband
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Father's Day

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              5.0

              Great Unique Gift

              By 

              from New Orleans, LA

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              Pros

              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Display
                • Gifts
                • Home

                Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

                My Father loved the picture of the Lake he lives on in California. He displays it proudly.

                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Father
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Father's Day

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                5.0

                Absolutely love it!

                By 

                from Greers Ferry, AR

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

                The "map" of Greers Ferry Lake was a gift for my husband. He loved it! It will proudly hang at out home at the lake.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Father's Day

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                4.0

                Awesome present

                By 

                from Montana

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

                We love the map of our favorite lake. It's a really good quality and unique. The only con is that our lake did not have the depth information included. So instead of just leaving that off they put the wrong information on the map. Every person who has seen it asks why it has wrong information on it. Kind of a bummer.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                5.0

                Perfect Gift!

                By 

                from St. Joseph, MO

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

                Worked with the artist for customization which was perfect for a one year anniversary. Went back and forth until proof was just what I wanted. My son and daughter-in-law loved it and it will forever be a reminder of their first home. The map was intricate and beautiful!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Anniversary

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                5.0

                A Great Piece of Personalized Wall Art

                By 

                from Manassas, VA

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

                My sister, mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and I ordered this lake typography art of the lake my wife's family has a camp on for my father-in-law for Father's Day. We picked the 16" by 20" dimensional piece and it looks fantastic. I was really surprised to find that the lake is so deep. The artist made it out of five layers, and I honestly was expecting maybe three maximum. The piece came framed with glass over the artwork, which is good because we only use the cabin for a few months a year and it'll keep the dust out. It's really beautiful. I do wish the frame had been stained a darker color than the color of the wood used in the artwork itself, just to make a nice contrast, but it's gorgeous even without that. We're really excited to give it to him this Father's Day. He's going to love it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Father
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Father’s Day

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