Thank you for embarking on the journey of a custom made map. I cannot wait to get started on your request. At the end of this process there will be a unique item, handmade for you.
These custom carved hardwood maps are a genuinely unique item that has a weight and physicality that speaks of quality. using the finest quality real hard wood timbers. Each one is created using satellite data to produce an accurate but aesthetically pleasing design for your space. The sizes listed on this listing are by no means the only sizes I can provide and if you have a custom size or even a unique shape that you would like please get in touch via the site and we can discuss your needs
If you have an idea for your space id love to make it into a reality for you so please do reach out with your ideas.
Once you purchase this listing I will begin work on a proof image within 48 hours for you that will show the location requested. For these custom carved hardwood maps i will provide a image of the item rendered in 3d so you can get a feel for how the final item will work out before work begins!
Any and all edits at this point are fine. Want a closer zoom? No problem.
Change the area shown a little? No problem. If at any point before going to manufacture you change your mind you are fully entitled to a refund. You are 100% a part of this process and my number one objective is to create an item you are in love with.
DIMENSIONS AND MATERIALS
Dimensions are fully custom but i have provided some standard sizes on this listing here with prices if you are looking for a classic wall art size. All carvings are made from 44mm thick hardwoods with the carvings themselves being around 30 to 25mm deep depending on what works best for your location.
The timbers used are a Walnut for the dark option and either American oak or African Teak for the lighter wood.
Each item is computer carved from a 3d model designed by myself generated from both satellite data and LIDAR data available worldwide. This model is then carved into a hardwood slab prepared by myself ahead of time. This carving process is both incredibly accurate and time consuming. A typical carve takes upwards of 12 hours carving time with larger carves stretching over a day of continuous carving. This carving is then taken and hand finished by sanding and applying a matte clearcoat to protect the timber from humidity changes in your home. Finally if you would like your locations name to have a little more contrast i fill the carved name with a black (or any colour of your choosing) epoxy resin. Meaning the name of your location will pop against the timbers natural shades. Below is a short video featuring a time-lapse of part of one of my previously commissioned items being created.
Data provided by:
(C) Mapbox (C) OpenStreetMap