[Elfsea] Tent Questions

pcrandal at sbcglobal.net pcrandal at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 20 07:53:54 PDT 2009

Teak can have its own problems. It never really dries due to the oily nature of the wood, thus it would stain your canvas, plus the sawdust is poisonous. I would say go with ash or oak. You maybe able to find baluster rail that would do quite well and already finished in the round. I would carve the end pieces out of a separate piece, then attach them to the pole when I set up the tent. That way if the pole broke it would be easier to replace the carvings. I would go to the lumber yard that is on Lancaster near Beach in FW. They are a mill yard and can produce what you may need. 

For the canvas, I would talk to some of the people at the infamous fabric district to see what they can offer. Sunforger is one of the best brand names for tent canvas. Pretreated and flame proof. 

Crandall, Olde Phart 

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--- On Tue, 10/20/09, charles armitage <charlesarmitage at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: charles armitage <charlesarmitage at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Elfsea] Tent Questions
> To: "Elfsea" <elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 9:09 AM
> I'm looking to do a simple Saxon Geteld
> and would like some opinions on the type of wood to use for
> the center pole; please note that I will be carving Chimera
> heads on the ends so I will need something that will allow
> for that, I was thinking Teak but it’s hard to get and
> I'm not sure it’s good for carving. 
> Also, I will need about 52 yards of canvas to
> do this, well they say 6.5x the height wanted, I was
> thinking 8 feet but probably don't need that much;
> probably more like 40 yards or so… With that said where is
> best place to go and best type of canvas to
> get? 
> Thank you!
> Ld Kylan Ulfgierrson mka Charles
> "I don't know half of you half as well as I should
> like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you
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