Click here to visit our Beta Custom World Map builder. http://bit.ly/1kDCdxF It lets you design your own world map.
What We Do
WoodenMap.com seeks to push the boundaries of design and decor by creating a product that is truly distinct, unique, and beautiful. Each of our framed wooden maps and cityscapes are laser cut for precision then assembled by hand. They feature the highest quality hardwoods and fabrics to create a piece that is truly a work of art. Our team strives to bring you unique, beautiful pieces that will bring American made craftsmanship into your home or office. Here are a few things that set us apart:
Quality: We use only the best exotic hardwoods and quality fabrics to bring you a unique piece to accent your home or office.
Craftsmanship: As craftsmen at heart, we’re proud to create and build every product by hand in our shop in Tulsa, OK.
Natural beauty: Few things are as beautiful as the natural grain of hardwoods like walnut, rosewood, and paduak. We believe the wood itself is artwork all its own. It's the perfect medium for our maps and cityscapes.
Customization: You pick your map, your hardwood, fabric, and frame. Because of our process, you are guaranteed to have a piece that is truly distinct.
Customer service: We still buy into the old school notion that customer service is essential. That’s why we package every map with care and have a real live person you can talk to if you have questions.
How it Works
With WoodenMap.com, you are guaranteed a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that matches your style, personality, and current decor. Simply select what kind of map you want to display: a state, country, or world map, or choose to showcase your favorite cityscape. Then select your preferred hardwood: walnut, maple, wenge, paduak, or rosewood. Choose which fabric pattern you want for your background, and then choose one of three options for your handmade frame.
The combination of colors and textures results in a look that is visually striking and appealing. Each piece we create tells a story all its own through the distinct pattern of the wood grain. Our custom made wooden maps and cityscapes are beautiful for any home or office.
What You Get!
Larger State or Country Maps - You will receive an 11”x14” map of your choice. Select your preferred hardwood, fabric background, and frame type. You can also add a heart, star, or other symbol to mark your capitol, home town, or a place that is important to you. This size is great for a hallway, entry way, or gallery wall.
Custom Wooden Cityscape - A unique way to remember the city you love. Choose your cityscape of choice, then select your hardwood, fabric background, and frame type.
Custom Wooden World Map - An excellent addition to any home or office our Custom Wooden World Maps are a unique statement piece that showcase your personal style and taste.
Free Floating Map(Country, State or World) - Mount the world, state or country of your choice on your wall for a unique decor that you will appreciate for years to come. This piece allows you to enjoy nothing but the sheer beauty of the hardwood. Simply choose your preferred map and hardwood.
Split Panel (Country or World) - Our split panel gallery map is a unique and beautiful focal point for any room. The combination of colors and textures of the canvas and the hardwood makes for a piece that you will enjoy in your home or office.
Custom Designed Map - We regularly get requests to design maps for customers of something other than a State, Country, or the World. If this is something you are interested in our reward THE DEALERS CHOICE is a great fit for you. See example below.
Desktop Skyline Free Floating or Wall Plaque
Stock Wood, Fabric, and Frames
Who We Are
Who knew geography could be a work of art? With WoodenMap.com, Adam Teague and Jacob Spalding are proving that it is. The team has combined their love of woodworking with their appreciation for good design to create a unique product that truly pushes the boundaries of design and home decor. Their framed wooden maps and cityscapes are a beautiful piece you will enjoy seeing in your home or office.
From their shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the pair creates high quality maps and cityscapes from the highest quality hardwoods. Each map is lasercut, then hand assembled on the fabric of your choice, and finished with a custom frame made in our shop. WoodenMap.com was born from Adam and Jacob's woodworking background, and love of great craftsmanship and design. Adam has already proven his skill in production and design through his company Two Guys Bow Ties (http://www.woodenbowties.com/), combining old school craftsmanship with modern style to create wooden bow ties and lapels. Jacob's ability to fix, repair, and maintain all our machinery and production processes keeps our shop running smooth and allows us to create a distinct piece of art that not only represents a place you love and hold dear, but will also allow you many opportunities to share why you celebrate this place as home.
Why We're Doing This
Because we’re all locals somewhere. We each have a place that is home: a city, state, or country where we’ve lived and worked, grown up, loved family and friends, shared meals, and made memories together. Regardless of how you define it, few things are as essential to our stories as our home. As such, you want it to be beautiful. What could be more perfect than a custom framed wooden map showcasing the place you call home? Our handmade wooden maps and cityscapes allow you to show off where your heart is while providing a beautiful, rustic piece that is a constant reminder there truly is no place like home.
What We Need
We’re grateful for your support. It’s huge in helping us to expand our production of these pieces that help to tell your story. Our goal is to raise $7,500 to expand our product capabilities by adding equipment to produce our two newest product types. Your backing funds will help go toward the following:
Large Flat Bed Laser - A larger flat bed laser will allow us to create our larger gallery sized pieces, like our free floating maps and our split panel world maps.
CNC - We need a quality CNC to properly mill out our unique new free floating maps. The CNC will allow us to have the greatest accuracy and attention to detail possible, ensuring that each wooden map stays true to its shape.
Pre-purchasing raw goods - Pre-purchasing allows us to have a larger reserve in stock (which means you’ll never have to wait to receive your custom wooden map or cityscape), and allows us to keep our prices as low as possible.
Extra Hands - We have several people who have been a part of our business since the beginning that we would love to bring on to a full time position. Your investment will allow them to continue to be a part of creating custom wooden maps for people all over the country (without having to sacrifice eating or having a place to sleep).
When Will You Get Your Maps?
Next to each reward, we have listed a deadline for receiving it should you choose to support our campaign. We have chosen to be very generous in these deadline dates in order to accommodate for any unseen events. Our goal is to deliver your rewards much sooner than this deadline, but we did not want to over promise and under deliver to you.
Thank you again for taking the time to read and support WoodenMap.com. We’re excited to send you a unique piece that displays a part of your story.
Photography credit: http://www.annbennettphoto.com/
Risks and challenges
While no project is without risk we have been able to eliminate most of the risky elements of backing a project.
Because we have successfully created and launched both wooden and framed products previously(www.letteryourlegacy.com and www.woodenbowties.com), we know and have avoided several of the major pitfalls those types of projects entail.
We have leveraged our connections and experience allowing us to maintain all production in house. This allows us to minimize our reliance on other vendors and cut down significantly on the time between backing the project and delivery of the product.
We have also thoroughly tested production of both new product types on another company's machines, and we feel confident we know how to produce them and what machinery will be required. Since they don't differ that much in production processes from our other product lines we feel confident that we can streamline these directly into our production chain.
We have sold and produced thousands of framed pieces as well as thousands of wooden bow ties. We completely understand the time commitment for production and shipping and know that our team is up to the task.
We have extra part time staff available to step in for production at any time we need thanks to our network of businesses and workers.
Our biggest challenge will be waiting on our machinery to be setup and installed once it is ordered, and making sure our material suppliers have adequate stock. We have combatted this challenge by discussing lead times with our machine and materials suppliers ahead of time to confirm stock levels and install timeline. We feel confident we will be able to meet or exceed our proposed delivery schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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