Lake Topography Art

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

$69.00 - 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
Ingredients
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 7/18/2018.

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 180 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (147)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (135)
  • 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 (33)
  • Gifts (27)
    • 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)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Refreshingly Unique Natural Decor

Ordering:
I had trouble deciding between my favorite fishing lake or the Great Lakes example that was pictured. Because the lake I was considering was very shallow I ended up selecting the Great...Read complete review

Ordering:
I had trouble deciding between my favorite fishing lake or the Great Lakes example that was pictured. Because the lake I was considering was very shallow I ended up selecting the Great Lakes - I am really glad I did it takes advantage of the depth provided by the wood layers. I asked to have it personalized by adding my home town. Online ordering was otherwise very easy.

Proof:
The link to the proof that I received was very high resolution - I was able to zoom in and read all the wording. They had correctly added in my requested customization.

Delivery:
I approved of the proof at 9 p.m. on a Friday - amazingly I received the finished piece on Tuesday! It probably helped that it was made in the same state - and I love knowing that there is the local connection. It was very well packed in 2 boxes with proper padding and arrived in flawless condition.

Experience:
The art itself is more of an experience than an object. The pictures online simply can't do the dimensional nature of it justice. The 'frame' is actually a shadowbox and seems well constructed. The natural woods are well protected under glass - I did notice a slight glare in a brightly lit room but not in the bedroom I plan to hang it. The artwork is heavier then I was expecting so I plan to make sure to locate a stud to hang it from.

This was my first order from UncommonGoods - I plan to be back since it was such a nice experience.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great gift, terrible ordering experience

This was a gift for people who are very difficult to buy for, and they loved it! They are originally from North Dakota but spend winters in Arizona, so it is nice for...Read complete review

This was a gift for people who are very difficult to buy for, and they loved it! They are originally from North Dakota but spend winters in Arizona, so it is nice for them to have a little piece of home when they are in AZ. It's very attractive and well made; you can tell the artist is passionate about his craft. I was very happy with the quality of the item.

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5.0

Gorgeous piece!

By 

from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing
  • Visually stunning

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ambience
    • Display
    • Foyer
    • Home

    Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

    For my husband's boss' retirement, instead of contributing to a gun, we decided to combine this gift with the Custom Map Bottle Opener Custom Map Location with Engraving. Both contain maps of his boss' vacation home. They are both unique to him and remind him of a special place anywhere he goes. We think this is a lovely retirement gift that that sentimental meaning and is classy.

     
    5.0

    Very pleased

    By 

    from Mendocino County, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Unifies Environment
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display

      Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

      Very beautiful.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful art!

      By 

      from Vermont

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

          Stunning art. I purchased the 8x10 and even with just the one layer, it is so beautiful! Impeccable detail and cut. Great quality frame and glass. Just perfect!

           
          4.0

          Great map - but missing a key element [San Juan Islands, WA]

          By 

          from Seattle, WA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Display
            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

            The San Juan Island map is great - we have purchased the larger multi-layer version of this item in the past, but for my boss went with this smaller option. Trouble is, upon opening the gift he noticed that a very key part of the map was missing. He owns a house on a small island "Brown island" just off San Juan Island, near Friday Harbor, WA. Instead of an island, this map just has water where the island should be...now I understand that the level of detail isn't perfect, but w/o being able to preview the map I had no idea that the island (for which I purchased this item) was missing.

            My boss happens to be a geography major, so he was impressed with the map until he noticed this small yet very meaningful detail. Hoping that future versions can have Brown Island added. Thank you!!

             
            2.0

            So disappointed

            By 

            from Fort Smith

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install

            Cons

            • Not Visually Pleasing

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

            Maybe it's because I ordered the 8x10 size, but the lack of detail is so disappointing. No depth, no facts about the lake regarding miles around, etc. Shows very few nearby streets. And not a fan of oak frames. It's just blah - not at all worth the money or the wait.

             
            5.0

            Lake Art

            By 

            from Saint Paul, MN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Ambience

              Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

              As I already stated: We were always pulling out an old porcelain trivet that features the land - this is so much better and it won't break!

               
              5.0

              Beautiful artwork! Will make a great present!!

              By 

              from Georgia

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Ambience
                • Display
                • Gifts
                • Home

                Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

                I love this artwork! My dad is a hard to shop for fisherman who usually receives chocolate for Christmas. Not this year, folks! This artworks is absolutely beautiful and will be greatly appreciated. A great buy for the fisherman or the lover of lakes in your family. This artist also has an incredible amount of lakes you can chose from and the art includes the surrounding roads. The topography is so clear that I can pinpoint the lakehouse. Its stunning. My only wish is that the font on the art would be different or that there would be a choice for the font, but honestly, it works great for the cabin feel I am going for so it's not a problem for me.

                 
                5.0

                Lake Anna Print

                By 

                from Manville, NJ

                Pros

                • Visually Pleasing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

                    I LOVE IT!!!

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful!

                    By 

                    from Orange County CA

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

                    Got the small sized one of SoCal Coast and it looks great. Highly recommended!

                     
                    5.0

                    Surprising!

                    By 

                    from Tucson

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Visually Pleasing

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Display
                      • Foyer
                      • Gifts
                      • Home

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

                      Perfect gift for the fisherman. Amazing number of lakes available.

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