Picture of Wooden Neighborhood Map
This wooden map of San Francisco is all made out of one piece of plywood and shows all of the neighborhoods of the city thanks to different types of wood stain.

Step 1: Supplies

What was used in the making of this map
 - 1/4" plywood
 - laser cutter (or coping saw)
 - 5 different types of wood stain
 - Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Glue
shylock26 days ago
You could put a bit of Velcro on the the back of the cutouts and the board. Art and puzzle at the same time. Or magnets...
grammers2 years ago
Looks great! I made one just like this of Portugal for a friend. Mine wasn't glued down and she can do the puzzle.
fungus amungus (author)  grammers2 years ago
Nice. Yeah, it definitely works as a puzzle, too.
iortiz23 years ago
I need a Laser cutter Big Time!!
canucksgirl3 years ago
Not sure I'd have the patience to make this without access to a laser cutter, but the detail is incredible (must have been fun to watch the machine in action). It would make a great puzzle for someone to put together. (Maybe a job for a new intern). ;-)

Nicely done.
fungus amungus (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
Yeah, it's a huge difference in cutting time. I've seen several hours of cutting so the magic isn't there for me any more. I just keep staring at it wishing it could go faster still.

The puzzle idea is definitely good. I've been looking into that for a future project.
A puzzle would be very cool. :)