So, how does this apply to our art project? If you remember our den, we have a very large, blank wall due to our sloped ceiling.
|LARGE BLANK WALLS|
The map arrived in 12 sheets as it was originally published and there was even an insert written by Professor Ceen!! The map sheets sat on our dining room table for a few weeks until we could decide how to frame it.
We knew that buying individual frames (each sheet is about 22"x27") would be extremely expensive so we decided to "frame" it using some reclaimed wood that we already owned. We also decided that our method of framing would be glassless (again keeping the budget in mind).
We started with two sheets of 1/8" wood and began to layout the sheets in order to determine the final size.
|LAYOUT IN THE GARAGE|
Once we had the first row laid out with the spacing that we desired we cut the board to the correct width on the table saw.
|BOARDS CUT AND SECOND ROW LAID OUT|
|ALL OF THE SHEETS LAID OUT|
|BOTTOM BOARD ATTACHED TO THE WALL|
|TOP AND BOTTOM FRAME|
|OUTSIDE FRAME COMPLETE|
|ATTACHING THE SECOND VERTICAL|
|THE HORIZONTALS BEING ATTACHED!|
|VIEW FROM KITCHEN|
Oh, and you can see from the above photos that our sectional arrived! BUT, it is missing piece :( I will share pics once the final piece arrives.