Help me mount and hang my Zelda overworld map.
I have a new Legend of Zelda overworld wall mural/scroll from this etsy seller.
The map is printed on a thin, silk-like material. It's around 32"x97".
The lady and I went to the hardware store to grab some quick and dirty hardware to mount it on the wall. I had two 1/2" lengths of steel conduit cut to 98" (for the top and bottom of the fabric) and bought a pack of 4 mounting clamps for the conduit. It cost about $3.
I hung the 2 lengths of conduit on the wall over the couch and used some salvaged rare earth magnets from old hard drives on the fridge to attach and stretch the fabric.
It's ok, but crummy. The fabric is wavy, the left and right sides bend in and it doesn't look very professional. But I didn't really intend for this to be a permanent solution. I just wanted to get it on the wall without modifying or damaging the fabric to see how it looked and take the next step.
Here is a sad iphone photo
taken late at night.
How should I mount this properly? Should I have it stretched over a wooden frame like a canvas? I'm willing to lose an inch around the border if it needs to be pulled over and stapled. Any other ideas?