This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Smith Mountain Lake in, Virginia with the following interesting stats carved into it:
“Jewel of the Blue Ridge” Completed in 1966 Shoreline: 500 miles Max. depth: 250 feet Avg. depth: 55 feet Normal elevation: 795 feet
During prohibition, local wits named Franklin County the “Moonshine capital of the world”. You can choose the stand out map which is mounted onto a tranquil blue back with a key hole cut on the back, ready to hang.
Available in three sizes:
Small stand out 13"x16" Standard Stand out 15"x23" Large Stand out 19"x32"
Or a framed map, our classic solid wood English chestnut stained frame gives it the classic look, also available in three sizes;
Small 14”x18” map Standard 18”x27” map Large 37”x24” map
Interesting factoid: Smith Mountain Lake is a large reservoir in the Roanoke Region of Virginia, located southeast of the City of Roanoke and southwest of Lynchburg. The lake was created in 1963 by the Smith Mountain Dam impounding the Roanoke River. The majority of the south shore of the lake lies in Franklin County while a small portion, including access to the dam, lies in Pittsylvania County.
Bedford County makes up the northern half of the lake with the Roanoke River as the dividing line. The lake has become a popular recreation spot and has also experienced significant development in the last decade. It is the largest lake contained entirely within the state of Virginia.
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design)
All maps include special points of interest laser engraved into the map face and come with a beautiful blue self-adhesive Swarovski Crystal to mark your preferred location on the map (see sample picture).
Each map is a beautiful artistic handcrafted work of art using the finest woods with special attention to every detail. Due to the natural variation in wood grain, each map will vary slightly in finish and color, some come to us all blonde and some has beautiful variances, making each one unique and one-of-a-kind. If you would prefer lighter or darker don't hesitate to ask.
(Photo shown is our showroom display. Your map will be very close to this, but wood grain, knots, and final finish color may be slightly different.) Birch is our wood of preference.
Once the map is cut and engraved we hand sand multiple times, assemble and clear coat them for a lustrous wood shine. We believe that this personal attention each and every item receives makes each wooden item a unique work of art. Made in the USA by American workers in an American owned business.
Please note on smaller maps (13 x 16 and 14 x 17 framed) it may be hard to read road names and if the lake has islands they will not be included.