My Home-built Awning.

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  1. Logjammer

    Logjammer New Member

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    I made an awning using an 8 ounce canvas drop cloth. Started with a 9X12 and it went to
    about 8X10.5 when pre-shrunk. Made the awning 7.5X9 feet for my 10ft box Flagstaff.
    Still some tweaking to do and spraying some water repellent on it.

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  2. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    That'll work . Looks good and probably did not cost much to make the custom awning. Good luck and Happy camping , in the shade.
     
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    Jonson01 New Member

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    Looks nice!
     
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    generok Well-Known Member

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    Well done. I made one too out of a tarp.
     
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    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

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    Looks good. What did you use for poles?
     
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    neighbormike Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done!
     
  7. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    I made myself one out of a tarp as well. Bought some tarp poles from amazon and folded a marine cord in the tarp to slide it in the awning track. Works great. Except my tarp is very long so doesn’t sit as nicely as yours when set up. So far only had trouble when it was windy and raining. The combination caused water to pool up.
     
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    J Starsky Well-Known Member

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    Sure does look shady...or doesn't look shady...? How do I say nice shade without a double negative or pun problem here? [:D][:D]

    Good Looking. There, that'll do it. [:O)] [{}=] [:O)]
     
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  9. Logjammer

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    I sewed a loop in the front to insert a pole across the front so i could stretch it tighter. I made the
    loop large enough to sew it again back underneath to form an apron hanging behind the front pole.
    Hard to explain but it worked similar to the brought on awning front poles.
    Drop cloth was about $12.00 with painters discount at Sherwin Williams, poles I used are from an old tent.
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    Looks great! I just wanted to share my own experience to hopefully help you avoid the issues I had with a sail canopy I made for the patio out of the same canvas drop cloth.

    Mine lasted a couple months before it was discolored and gross with mold and mildew spots and stains. This seamed to be caused by leaves and other nature garbage laying on it. I did not waterproof mine as it was primarily for shade, but that may have prevented it. You may want to look into a marine grade fabric protectant to keep it looking good....I wish I had.
     

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