Need a way to hang your map as soon as you get it? We
recommend "Rails", walnut-grained molding that we permanently
attach to the top and bottom of your laminated map. The top rail has 2 eye-hooks
so that your map is ready to hang up after you put a couple of nails or L-hooks
in the wall. The
bottom rail gives some weight so that the map hangs nicely and it has a finished
look too. Rails are a less expensive alternative to framing in that
they give a similar effect at less the half the cost. For the large maps
we sell, the cost for
a pair of rails is much less than the cost to frame it. Railed maps
are carefully rolled and shipped in sturdy tubes. Click here to see another
great example of how rails dress up a map. Many of the State and City wall
maps come standard with brown plastic rails from the factory. All the maps we
finish come with our exclusive walnut-grained rails. Maps over 60 inches take
rails one-and-a-half inches thick like the map shown below. The smaller maps all
get 1 inch rails. We have several other map mounting
options. The rails are selectable as an
option when you add the map you have chosen to our shopping cart system. We can
not sell them separately as they require our expert installation. The
picture below shows the National Geographic Executive with rails. Currently our
shopping cart gives you 3 choices of rail width. Just choose the correct rail
based on the width of the map you're buying. The rails are priced separately
based on the width.
Rails for maps 10 to 40 inches wide ($28)
• Add Rails for maps 41 to 60 inches wide ($38)
• Add Rails for maps 61 to 84 inches wide. ($48)
When you add rails to your order it will add to the shipping cost because we can no longer roll your maps "the short way".
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Please note: We add the the rails to your map in our workroom. They are cut to length, glued and screwed on to your map. Therefore we DO NOT sell the rails by themselves. Do not add them to the cart without adding the map on to which you want the rails mounted.
With the exception of NOAA charts, raised relief maps and Tyvek maps, we only mount the rails on laminated maps. Don't add a "paper only" map to the cart and ask us to mount rails on it. It will will not support the weight of the rails.
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