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How to make a tent for the garden: making a portable place for summer holidays

How to make a tent for the garden: making a portable place for summer holidays

Not every owner of a country house has the opportunity to build on the site of a gazebo in which to enjoy spending time enjoying the holidays. A great alternative to the traditional summerhouse will make a tent for questioning. A comfortable design that protects hosts and guests in the hot noon from the hot sun or on a cloudy day from the rain drops, can be purchased at the gardening center. However, for this pleasure will have to pay a decent amount. So it makes sense to try to pitch the tent for the garden with his own hands, which is integrated into the existing architectural ensemble.

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The main purpose of an awning for the garden – to provide extra comfort for relaxing in the fresh air, whether it is a noisy pastime in the company of friends or a quiet holiday alone with nature. But the main advantage of this awning is that it at any time without much hassle can be moved to any convenient location, placing a pond or by installing on the lawn in the garden. The tent is quick to set and easy to clean. Lightweight and collapsible design you can take the car anywhere.

Depending on the size of the awning and the main purpose of design, it can be: fixed or folding, in the form of a large gazebo or a more compact tents. Tents can have 4, 6 or even 10 faces, forming a square or rounded versatile design.

Tent for family holiday

Garden tents and awnings – universal design, under the arches which could easily accommodate a whole company or a large family

Designs tents

Variety of models is extensive, ranging from simple variants of the awning in the form of pieces of fabric stretched between trees, and ending with the real tents «Sultan»

Regardless of the model, mandatory part of the design is the presence of the protective «walls» on three sides of the tent. They are made of a fabric material. The front wall of the tent hung with transparent mosquito net that protects against the annoying flies, wasps and mosquitoes.

The right place is half the battle

When planning a garden marquee or awning, it is first necessary to determine the location of the future construction.

A cozy corner in the garden

The best option for the host country of the tent – open flat ground in the garden or near the house in the background elegant flower garden

The platform on which you intend to install the tent, you need to clean it from plants and roots, debris and stones. The surface should be leveled and, if necessary, compacted. Planning to build a simple lightweight design, it is sufficient to lay out the territory and prepare recesses for the placement of support columns.

If the arrangement of stationary design, you will need to build a Foundation and lay flooring. On the selected removable 10 cm layer of soil, flatten the bottom and vystelim «pillow» out of the sand. The sand is watered and carefully stamped. Prepared on a basis convenient to lay paving tiles or install hardwood flooring.

Options tents for the independent production

Option #1 — this is a stationary awning with a wooden frame

To build one of the simplest options of tent you need:

  • Bars with a height of 2.7 and 2.4 meters with a cross section of 50×50 mm;
  • Wooden boards with a thickness of 30-40 mm;
  • Fabric for canopy walls;
  • Metal corners and screws.

Having marked the territory, and determine the location of excavation supports. At the place of installation of support poles dig by means of rotation of the pit depth of two feet.

The construction of the supporting pillars

Posts can be simply installed and covered with a layer of earth. But to create a more robust design it is desirable to install in prepared pit in the cushion of gravel, and then pour the cement mortar

Before you begin to assemble the tent, to prevent rot all wooden structures covered with paint or primer. For the arrangement of a pitched roof, which will freely drain rain drops, front support legs do 30 cm higher than the rear. After complete solidification of the solution between the posts and fasten the horizontal cross member, fulfilling connections with metal corners.

The frame is ready. It only remains to cut out and sew a cover for the roof and curtains for the decoration of the side walls.

Decorative crate garden awning

If you expect the roof not to run of fabric material, and polycarbonate, the top cross-members you should place the rafters to make which are also available from the beam cross section 50×50 mm

The rafters should be laid and fasten the crate on which by means of screws fasten the covering material.

Option #2 — metal gazebo-tent

To install this tent on the vending platform needs at the location of the support posts to accommodate four concrete disk or plate with a hole in the center. They will provide a Foundation design.

Garden tent with a metal frame

No less interesting will look and the tent, with the basis of a metal frame. This design visually doesn’t look bulky and will fit perfectly in landscape design

In the holes of the disks installed metal bars or made of durable plastic tubing. The upper ends of the rods connected with wire or clamps, creating arc support.

After the frame is assembled, the upper edge of the fabric and fasten prisoneres, primativa it with twine or wire at the junction of the arcs of the frame. Then straighten the fabric and pulled over the rods. To prevent slipping of the fabric will allow additional straps that you can sew on the inside of the tent at points of contact with the frame. Around 3-4 racks it is possible to additionally pull the mosquito net, leaving room for input.

Option #3 — children «house» games

Not be amiss to forget about the youngest members of the family. For kids proposed to build a special children’s tent. This «house» able to freely accommodate a small company of 2-3 fidgets.

Children's tent for games

Nice tent, made in bright colors and decorated with appliques fairy-tale characters, will be the favorite place of pastime of your kids

For arrangement of elegant tent you need:

  • Plastic ring d = 88 cm;
  • 3-4 meters of cotton fabric or of Mac;
  • Tape with Velcro;
  • Mosquito net or tulle.

The width of the base of one of the lower cone will be about 50 cm and the length of the part will depend on the intended height of the tent. Sew only between cone parts «And» and «In». In a single design they are going with the six ribbons, sewn at the same distance along the edge, which bind to the Hoop-frame.

The pattern for the main parts

From the selected piece of fabric to cut out four identical parts «And», who will hang the lower part of the structure, and four parts «In» for the top of the tent

At the junction of the parts «And» and «In» place a frill made of piece of fabric of contrasting colors. To secure the tent-cone and hanging it to the tree branches, the dome design is equipped with an eyelet ring.

For making ruffles, you will need strips of a width of 18-20 cm Strip folded in half lengthwise, and the proposed size of the semicircles. According to the planned contours, stitch the ruffle, then cut the allowances and gut-wrenching striped out. Make a loop from a piece of fabric 30х10 cm, which is also folded in half lengthwise, stitch and gut-wrenching.

Assembly design

To secure the loops on the dome of the tent will need to cut 4 small cones, between which is inserted a loop and stitch along with the details

As a frame «house» acts as plastic wrap, to which by means sewn along the edges of the ribbons are suspended «wall» tent. Floor for tent is made of two piece of fabric with a diameter of 1 m, which attracive among themselves, paving the foam layer, and gut-wrenching. On the outer perimeter of the floor in several places sew the Velcro strip.

To the bottom edge sewn between cones details «And» sew bake and it is planned to place under pretrazivanje Velcro fasteners, which will be attached to the bottom of the tent.

Making children's tent

For decorating the entrance of the planned hole sizes. Of mosquito netting or tulle to cut out the curtains and sew them on the inner side above the entrance lap. Along the perimeter of the entrance prestratified wide slash bake yellow fabric

Patterns to an application executed of the same fabric, gluing the elements together with glue webs. Wall tent decorate applications, prestativa them zigzag stitch.

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