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
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 9/19/2017.

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 169 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (127)
  • 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 (27)
  • 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)

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.

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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

exceeded expectations

By 

from Elgin, Il

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      Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

      I like nice things - this is also unique.

       
      5.0

      I want one for myself!

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      from Minnesota

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      • Visually Pleasing

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        • Display
        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

        A group of us gave this to a coworker as a work anniversary gift. He had been thinking of getting one for a long time. I'm glad I paid attention when he mentioned it to me a few months ago! He loves it!

         
        5.0

        Beautiful present

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        from Atlanta, GA

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        • Visually Pleasing

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          • Display

          Comments about UncommonGoods Lake Topography Art:

          Beautiful rendition of Chesapeake Bay -- we plan to give it to the rest of the family

           
          5.0

          Beautiful Craftsmanship

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          from Greenville, North Carolina

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          • Visually Pleasing

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            • 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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Absolutely perfect

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            from Houston, TX

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            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!

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              from Colorado

              About Me Son

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              • 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!

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              from DC

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              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

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              from Missouri

              About Me Looking To Fill Space

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              • Visually Pleasing

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                • 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!

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                from Lac Vieux Desert

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                • Visually Pleasing

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                  • Display
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                  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

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                  from Connecticut

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                      • 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

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