Metal world map as wall decoration
So I decided to start such a project on my own (even though I am not a born handyman).
Creating the map
I used a simplified world map as a template and turned it into a vector file to get definite edge lines.
Based on this template, a friend who works in metal processing and I cut out the world map in the desired size.
A (2 mm thin) steel sheet that measured 160 x 80 cm became the 12 elements of my world map.
Preparing to mount
It was impossible to attach mounting brackets to the backside of the map elements that can't be seen in the front. Then I had the idea of hanging up the map with magnets. After a quick Google search, I came across supermagnete.fr and found what I needed right away.
I used a projector to project the picture of my model onto my living room wall to be able to pre-drill the holes for the magnets.
Hanging up the map
I attached screw-on pot magnets (Type CSN-25) with countersunk screws to the wall and used 1 magnet per element. Only for the continents Europe, Asia, and America I used 3 pot magnets each.
I used 16 magnets altogether to ensure that the world map won't fall down on me while I watch TV.
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