Remember the tent I made for my nieces. This is how I managed to make a free standing structure to support the tent. I used plastic water pipes and fittings.
Since I couldn't find a fitting that would work out for a 3 dimensional angle, I made the corner pieces out of a regular 90 degrees elbow combined with a straight junction piece glued together.
I also made a fabric "floor" with raised edges that also maintains the bottom structure in place.
The top of the tent has channels for the pipes to be inserted into
The fabric floor and the main body of the tent are held together by snaps
Here are the pieces color coded to simplify assembly
Here is the structure by itself
You are brilliant.ReplyDelete
this is a brilliant idea...a friend of mine made a teepee once out of plumbing pipes...and the tent is so sweet...i bet all the kikkikins love it to pieces...thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
That's so cool! Thanks for sharing ~ come by and say hi sometime!ReplyDelete
Came over from To Sew with Love. This is adorable!ReplyDelete
I would love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!ReplyDelete
So clever! The finished tent looks amazing!ReplyDelete
Brilliant! Thank you for linking up to Ucycled Awesome at www.thetshirtdiaries.com. I want to make one of these for my little ones.ReplyDelete
I might have to make one for my kiddos! thanks for sharing Caroline! I always love seeing you every week and always look forward to seeing you link up!ReplyDelete
just to let you know...i featured your tent this week on fridays unfolded...have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
Love this play house project so cute and creative. Smiles, PaulaReplyDelete
this is a brilliant idea..so clever!ReplyDelete
free standing closet