Custom Orders

If you don’t see it, we can make it. We make maps for bodies of water all over the world.

It's Easy, Just Ask.

Custom Map Process

Inquire

Custom orders incur a new art fee, and pricing varies depending upon what size chart you order. If you want to order a custom piece, give us a call or fill out the form below. We will send you a screenshot of your area in whatever size you would like to have your chart made. This insures we have the right location, and it gives you a fundamental idea of how your area will crop. The balance of contrast between land and water is very important.

Screenshot Approval

When you receive your screenshot from us, via email, we will give you a couple options to chose from. We want to make sure the finished piece looks as good as possible, while covering all the areas that are most important to you. Screenshots are simply google map images used as reference. It’s the easiest way to convey how the final piece will look. When you approve the screenshot we then will take payment for your order, and begin the drawing phase of the project.

Drawing Phase

All our maps are hand rendered using a variety of satellite imagery and nautical charts. This makes every map unique, and it is what makes what we do a form of art—or so we like to think. Due to restrictions with the wood and lasers, we balance geographical correctness with basic two dimensional form in an effort to make the most beautiful maps possible. We set all type and draw every inch of coastline. The depth contours are abstract interpretations of nautical charts we get from a variety of databases. This phase of the project takes 3–4 weeks to complete on average. During this time you can give some thought to what you would like to label.

Customize Your Chart

Once the drawing is complete we will email you the actual template the laser uses to cut the wood. This can be a little difficult to interpret, but we work with you through the process. At this point we can do things like label your house, favorite beach, or restaurant. We ask to keep requests within reason, nothing exceeding 10 locations, unless otherwise notes at the point of sale. Typically charts go through approximately 3 rounds of revisions, as we exchange emails and make sure everything is accurately labeled. When you are satisfied you send us a final approval so we can go to production. Your chart cannot be changed after final approval is given.

Production

At this point you can sit back and relax, while we do all the work. Your custom chart will arrive in 6–8 weeks after your approval date. When the piece ships, we will send you a tracking number so you will know it is on its way. This gives you a chance to make sure you will be home for the delivery. You can always inquire as to delivery times during the production process. We are happy to keep you in the loop.

Delivery

All deliveries arrive via UPS. If by any chance your chart arrives damaged. We ask you to make note upon arrival so UPS has it on record. We also ask you send us pictures before you open the chart itself, luckily this rarely is an issue. We package everything very well before it leaves the shop.

Send Us a Photo!

We love seeing pictures of final pieces hanging up in their new homes, and we appreciate the content for social media. Send us a photo to and we will give you a 10% of code for your next order, which you or and friend or family member can use at their discretion. Whether you want a clock, or a new table for the living room.

Single-Level vs. Etched

what’s the difference?
 
Single-Level
Our single level wooden charts feature a raised coastline with etched depth contours. This gives a three dimensional look and feel making for an impactful chart unlike any other standard printed nautical chart.
 
Etched
For our cribbage boards we etch the entire playing surface, which allows us to maintain detail we would not be able to depict if we produced single level cribbage boards at this size. Playing pieces included.
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