(415) 745–1919

Eek! Our renderer is down!
We're working on it and will have everything back up and running this evening (November 20).
So sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience!
  • -->

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

Design a Map to Start!

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!