(415) 745–1919

Hello from San Francisco! I hope you are staying safe and healthy.
COVID RESPONSE: As of October 2020, I suspended production.
As of March 2021, I am closing down Woodcut Maps in response to personal, financial, and health considerations.
Thanks for 9 years of beautiful custom maps!
♥ Catherine (Owner/Maker) ♥
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Handcrafted wood-inlay maps, designed by you.

How It Works

Select Materials Receive Your Map

Choose a Location

Frame a composition around any special spot in the world, just as if you were taking a photo.

Select Materials

Choose from our selection of exotic hardwood veneers, and preview your design instantly. Each map has a unique pattern of wood grain.

Receive Your Map

A few weeks later, a hand-crafted wood-inlay map of your own design arrives at your home for hanging or framing.

What People Are Saying

  • For our 2 year anniversary I got my girlfriend a woodcut map of the spot where we first met, and she loved it. The contrasting shapes of wood veneer made Chelsea, NYC look like a piece of art. Simple and elegant, the abstraction of streets normally recognizable to New Yorkers invites people to take a second look, and creates a private bond between gift-giver and recipient.

    — Haan Lee

    I really dig creative work that turns a sense of place into art. That's why I'm really getting a kick out of WoodcutMaps.com, which uses Google Maps to create really great geometric art—some clearly map-like, others much more abstract.

    Basically, you choose the view that matters to you. They make it art.

    Boingboing, 3/26/2012

    Maps can be beautiful things, that bring back memories, remind you of journeys, or just make you glad you live where you do. A company called Woodcut Maps now lets you preserve a Google Maps image in solid wood—and the results look gorgeous.

    Gizmodo, 3/26/2012

  • I love Woodcut Maps! So fun to customize, they make great personalized gifts — perfect housewarming presents for friends and family who had just moved to new cities. The WCM team is on it — great customer service and the finished product is super cool. I will be ordering more for the holidays!!

    — Ann Harris

    I always thought the place I lived was a work of art. Now it really is.

    — KC Gleason

    I love my Woodcut Map of SF and its waters. The Bay Area’s interesting geography is well captured by the subtle wood tones. I’ve lived in SF for 3 years and this laser-cut map is a perfect reminder of the blend of high-tech and historical feel of the city. I’m stoked to have it on my wall.

    — Vaughn Koch

  • My Woodcut Map, an overview of a neighborhood in Paris, is an exquisite piece of craftsmanship. It presents me with a new way of relating to the place where I used to live: the features I knew at ground level, the beautiful ones I admired every day and the ugly ones I stopped noticing after a week, have all become pieces in a landscape, simple shapes stripped of political data and cultural noise.

    — Daniel Levin Becker

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About & Contact

Want us to run a private event or team building wood-inlay mapmaking workshop for your group? Looking for a subway map? Political map? Campus map? Fictional map? We can do it all! Contact us and we’ll create a woodcut map to any specification you can dream up!