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Online guide to installing your
Wooden Small World Map

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Step 1: Set up the template on the wall

Begin by unfolding the template and cutting off the “small-island” guide. Tape the template securely to the wall. We recommend using painter’s tape.

Use a ruler or measuring tape to ensure the map is centered on your wall. Measure from each corner up to the ceiling and make sure the map hangs parallel to the ceiling. If your ceiling is uneven, you can use a level along the paper to ensure the map hangs straight.

Once the paper is correctly positioned, ensure it is stretched out as much as possible. Add more tape all around the edge to make sure the paper is tightly affixed to the wall.

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Step 2: Pre-drill and secure the magnets

Once the paper is securely attached to the wall, you’re ready to drill holes. Use a 5 mm masonry drill bit to drill through the paper at the 3 marked holes. (Use the supplied wall plugs to determine how deep you should drill).

After drilling all the holes, you can remove the template (save it for later use).

Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust from all 3 holes. We also recommend vacuuming the floor for dust and cleaning the wall around the holes now.

Next, you can insert the wall plugs into the holes and screw the magnets in place. Remember to place a black foam ring between the magnet and the wall. Tighten the magnet until it cannot rotate freely. Be careful not to overtighten, as neodymium magnets can easily break.

Note: If you have a wall that does not require wall plugs, you can poke holes through the template, remove it, and then screw the magnets directly into the wall. Remember to also place the black foam rings between the magnet and the wall.

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Step 3: Hang up the first parts

Now you are almost ready to hang up the first parts. Turn Eurasia, Africa, and North America over on a table so you can see the backside. Place the rectangular foam pieces on the spots marked on the wood.

Now you can hang these 3 parts on the wall. Hang them so that the magnet aligns approximately with the center of the metal plate on the map.

Next, use the cardboard templates to adjust the distances between the parts. For this step, you will also need to hang South America, Greenland, and Australia using foam tape. We recommend starting with Eurasia. Place cardboard template 4 at the marked location (refer to the paper template). When number 4 is vertical, Eurasia is correctly hung. Now you can hang Australia by using the cardboard template as a guide. After that, use cardboard template 3 to hang Greenland. Then, use cardboard template 2 to adjust North America. Finally, use cardboard template 1 to hang South America and the compass in place.

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Step 4: Prepare the small islands for mounting

Now, use the piece of the template that you cut off in step 1. Turn the two sheets with small islands over on a table so you can see the backside. You should have the wooden islands and their corresponding images on the paper.

The paper provides suggestions for how the foam pieces can be positioned, along with a number for each island, in case you’re uncertain about where they should be placed.

Place all the foam tape pieces on the wooden islands as shown on the paper. We recommend starting with the largest foam tape pieces and then working down to the smallest.

Flip the sheet over again and gently press out the islands by pushing from the front side. Avoid using your nails as this can leave marks. For some of the smallest islands, you might find it helpful to use a thin tool to push from the back. Make sure to place the islands as they were laid out on the sheet if you plan to use the numbers to hang them on the wall.

Note: Your hands might get slightly blackened. This is due to soot from the laser-cut edges of the islands. It can easily be cleaned off with a damp cloth if it gets on the table or the front of the islands.

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Step 5: Place the small islands on the map

Now it’s time to place the small islands on the wall, and you have two options.

Option 1 (not recommended if you plan to move your map in the future and want to keep the template): Cut out areas from your paper template so you can hold a piece of paper in one hand to see how an island should be positioned while you place it with your other hand.

Option 2: Download the image below to your mobile device and zoom in on an area so you can see where an island should be placed.

Regardless of whether you use option 1 or 2, the next steps are the same. Hold your mobile device or piece of paper up side by side with the island you are trying to place. Use the islands you have already mounted to gauge how to hang the next one.

We recommend starting with the islands that are closest to the parts you hung on the wall in step 3 and then working your way outward from there. This method helps you avoid having too large or too small distances between the islands.

Open the PDF file so you can accurately place the small islands