|Project by noahhl||posted 04-17-2016 03:45 PM||1384 views||15 times favorited||14 comments|
I’m not sure what originally triggered the idea, but I decided a few months ago that a large wooden map would fill up the wall in my living room nicely. The end product is about 7 feet wide and 4 feet tall for the continental US, and sticks out from the wall about 3-1/2”.
It was a ton of work, but also a lot of fun, and I’m pretty happy with the end result.
In total, I used fifteen species of wood: oak (red & white), birch, ash, poplar, walnut, maple, butternut, cherry, cedar, mahogany (African and Honduran), pine, and two mystery woods I can’t identify. I wrote up more about the process of making the map here.