Wood Chart San Juan Islands - Internet Orders Only
WoodChart's beautiful map of the San Juan Islands is a 3-D nautical wood map featuring the San Juan Islands, in Washington State.
The San Juan Islands are the pinnacles of a submerged mountain range that connects Vancouver Island with the mainland. They're a tidal-gateway between the open ocean and the Gulf of Georgia to the north. Because of this, heavy tide-rips are common in many of the island's inner channels. If it weren't for the interference caused by these tide-rips, the islands exposed shorelines would suffer from significant erosion during winter storms. Instead, erosion is most dramatic only during slack tide and high-water wave-cuts are visible on many of the islands exposed shorelines.
Points of Interest: San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Lopez Island, Whidbey Island, Bellingham Bay, Lummi Bay, Boundary Pass, Padilla Bay, Samish Bay, and Fidalgo Island.
- Chart Location: San Juan Islands, Washington
- Material: Baltic Birch
- Dimensions: 24.5" x 31"
- Ready to hang solid wood frame with quality acrylic dust cover
- Intricate detail
Starting with a bathymetric chart (the underwater equivalent of a topographic map), Wood Charts uses laser-cutters to carve the contours into sheets of Baltic birch and glue them together to create a powerful visual depth. They hand stain select layers a blue-green so it's easy to discern land from water, etch major byways into the land, then frame the whole thing in a custom, solid wood frame, protected with a sheet of durable, ultra-transparent acrylic and ready to hang . Pieces are based on the scenic Pacific Northwest's volcanic coastline, the warm sandy shores of the Southwest and Southeast, the history-rich coastline of the Atlantic, and lakes from all around the continent.