|Project by Vandy||posted 06-07-2013 09:28 PM||2891 views||40 times favorited||32 comments|
Map of the World
I estimate that this map took me 1 million hours to complete. (+/- 999,000 hours)
I used a lot of different exotic woods for this project to give it a contrast of colors.
Of the larger countries:
Canada – Paduak
Russia – Goncalo Alves
China – Bloodwood
Brazil – Yellowheart
USA – Stained Quartersawn White Oak
Australia – Black heart
India – Teak
Greenland – Birdseye Maple
Antarctica – Eucalyptus
Other woods include:
Purpleheart, Cocobola, Leapardwood, African Mahogany, Wenge, Birdseye Maple, Holly, Honduras Rosewood, Bocote, Bubinga, Canarywood, Ipe, Chechen, Cumaru, East Indian Rosewood, Jatoba, Figured Walnut, Osage Orange, Shedua, Zebrawood,
The Frame measures 8×4 feet and was probably the most difficult part – the outer frame was made from Beech and the longitude and latitude lines were alder as they bend well when steamed.
Lastly, I added RGB LED lighting behind the continents to glow into the wall and outline the continents at night. This greatly added to the difficulty but was definitely well worth it.