Mounted Acrylic and Wood Map

As many of you know, I have a focus on Frank Lloyd Wright for one of my shops. I decided to highlight his most popular houses in a mounted map item. This is the Frederick Robie House in Chicago IL I also have plans to make it customizable, and to make another item with more focus on the house.

1/8" cherry plywood
1/8" clear acrylic
1/2" stainless steel standoffs
Copper shot bead
Black paint for the engraving




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The black engraving floating above the map looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I love everything about this :slight_smile:

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The engraved acrylic and standoffs make such a nice presentation.

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Very nice work! I have done a few awards in a similar fashion, having two surfaces to display engraving gives another dimension to the work. :sunglasses:

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Yes! I love it. I’ve been trying to convince myself that I need the lit standoffs for something :rofl:



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This turned out beautiful!

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Everyone needs standoffs. I love the colored ones - blue, gold, green and pink. And the square ones.

https://www.outwater.com/search?keywords=standoffs

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Oh yeah, an edge-lit engraving in acrylic would be the only way to step up the design! I’ve seen signs like that on lit standoffs outside the doors identifying offices and restrooms. They really grab your attention. :star_struck:

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A couple of examples, 3/4" Red Oak…

Standoffs make them stick out! :wink:

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Looks great! Are they on 1/8" or 1/4" backs?

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Thank you!
The wood is 3/4", acrylic is 1/4". The green glass stuff strikes me more than the clear in this application.

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A couple of comments:

I love anything maps; this is truly inspiring;
I just learned a few new things from this discussion;
Thank you for showing us your work.

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Oh I looove the green edge acrylic! So classy

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This is awesome!

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Ditto! :innocent:

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Oh, so elegant! An I love your tile display stand as well.

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