Earlier this fall I got the idea that it would be very cool in a map geek kinda way to commission a one of a kind woodwork version of contours from a favourite orienteering map. i decided
to choose the 2m contours from the survey of my family's 4 acre cottage property near Parry Sound. I simplified the contours and then contacted Alexander Bergstrom from the Canadian National Team (spinner on AP) if he was interested. After some back and forth this is a link to the amazing finished product that Alex produced.
He used maple and different stains to accentuate the different elevations. Alex did an amazing job and was very professional - even producing a mock version in plywood first. We now have a beautiful piece of orienteering woodwork art hanging in our cottage and it was great to suppport one of Canada's top orienteers.
The aim of this post was to see if others have had similar woodwork art commissioned (or designed themselves) and also to let people know of Alex's incredible skills and to encourage others that might be interested in this map artwork to contact him.