Minnesota is famous for our 10,000 lakes. Other states like Wisconsin and Michigan claim to come close to that, but sorry, guys, in Minnesota it only counts as if it's at least 10 acres. So deal with that.
Our Minnesota lake art is a great way to display your favorite Minnesota lake at home or office. They are laser-cut in exquisite detail from several choices of beautiful 1/4" plywood. All the lake's islands that are more than 1/4" long are cut out from the lake, and all features smaller than that are engraved into the lake and its surrounding shoreline. The name of the lake is laser cut from the same piece of wood.
Lake art comes in two sizes. The large size is cut from a 16" x 20" sheet of wood, and the lake is about 16" long. The small size is cut from an 8" x 10" sheet, and the lake is about 8" long. The lake will be positioned north-up, so taller lakes will be cut in portrait mode, and wider lakes will be cut in landscape mode. Several choices of wood are available. You can also add a mirror backing of the same size for a stunning effect.
The pieces are protected with a light satin polyurethane finish. In kit form, the lake cutout is shipped in the plywood piece from which it is cut. It's up to you how to mount or frame the pieces. You can mount the lake on a contrasting wood and frame the surrounding wood separately for two pieces of art! Depending on the shape of the lake this makes a great lake-shaped mirror. The islands can be glued back into the lake or even used with the surrounding piece for a striking effect. Our favorite is to shim up the islands and glue them back into the lake for a 3-D effect.
You can also lightly sand the top surfaces and stain, paint or varnish the pieces to suit.
Note: Thin plywood can have a slight warp after finishing. We recommend gluing the pieces to a flat background before framing.
If you prefer, we can mount the lake for you. If you choose "Inlayed", we will flush-mount the lake inside the background piece. For "Onlayed", we will mount the lake on top of the background piece. If you choose "Recessed", we'll recess the lake below the surface of the surrounding piece, and raise any islands to the level of the surrounding piece, for a really cool 3D effect.
You can also choose a different background material for contrast. If you order a kit with a different background, you'll get a complete kit in each material. That gives you at least two finished pieces to mount as you see fit, and can be used for up to four finished pieces if you use the lakes separately from the backgrounds.
You can order the lake art framed or not. If you choose framed, we'll mount it in a simple black frame.
We'd love to hear how you finish, frame and mount these pieces. Please tell us in the Reviews section.
Made in Minnesota.
Minnesota Lake Art
- Product Code: LP-LAMN
- Availability: In Stock