Each map is made with laser-cut layers of wood that are hand-colored.
Each map is made with laser-cut layers of wood that are hand-colored. (Photo: Below the Boat)

Below the Boat Wooden Sea Charts

We want one of these on our wall. Stat.

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Robert Annis

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Even if you've never used a real map in your life (we're looking at you, milenials) it's hard to argue with the beauty of these sea charts from Below the Boat.

Each one features a famous American coastal area or body of water, including Lake Michigan, the Florida Keys, and the San Juan Islands. All the maps are cut in Asia,* but hand-colored and glued using multiple layers of laser-cut Baltic birch. Each comes with its own custom wooden frame.

The price of all this beauty? Usually no more than $150. 

Starting from $138, belowtheboat.com

*This story was updated to correct where the charts are made.

Lead Photo: Below the Boat

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