[Ansteorra] canvas shelter alternatives - was - Re: New 10x20 garage pavillions for $85 at Walmart
evethejust at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 06:50:59 PDT 2011
Sorry everyone, the white one is gone :) But there are still plenty
left in colored options. And I too can vouch for the quality as I have
been using one of their tents now for 4 or 5 years with no complaints.
I use wall studs for my poles. Not the prettiest wood in the world,
but generally pretty straight and killer-cheap. And no need to rip
them to a narrower width.
I also picked up some of their ropes with sliders kits. I really like
how their rope feels. Probably not period (I'm pretty sure it's
cotton), but easy on the hands.
On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Dave Calafrancesco <dcalaf at drakkar.org> wrote:
> Greetings Ansteorra,
> I've recently acquired a pair of 10x20 tarp/flys from MidWestTent.com for a
> very reasonable price of $81 for two colors.
> I used a 10'2x4 rough finish cedar and ripped it in half lengthwise on my
> bandsaw (or use a table saw or search through 2x2s or just use a pair of
> 2x4s) for the middle supports and chopped 3 12' long rough finish cedar 2x4s
> in half and then ripped them down and ended up with a fabulous day shade.
> The tarps in color are $81 plus shipping. They currently have one remaining
> white with a blemish for $60.
> I was extremely impressed with their quality and construction methods. I
> will not hesitate to purchase from them again in the future.
> Your total cost could be as low as about $100 for a canvas day shade that
> transports as a roll of canvas about 14" by 24" and a bundle of 8 tent poles
> strapped to a roof rack. The rough cedar is very lightweight and tends to be
> very straight grain. I've been using them exclusively for my tents since I
> found them when I first got to Ansteorra in 2007.
> With 3 ropes off the center uprights I can even set the entire thing up by
> myself, though it would be faster with two people.
> An alternative arrangement would be to use two 8' poles and 3 6' poles and
> stake the back wall directly to the ground. This provides a back wall
> windbreak as well as shade. I suppose always bringing the 8' poles would
> work fine and be the most flexible.
> I'll have them up at the Bjornsborg Althing this weekend (they will be the
> canvas tents used for some of the class locations one white and the other
> Ansteorra black and gold) if anyone wants to look at them before ordering.
> Haraldr Bassi, Bjornsborg
> On 4/27/11 8:54 AM, Brandon McDermott wrote:
>> I found this and thought some might be interested. It says it's $163 off
>> list price.
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