Another DIY Awning

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Pyrotech

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Came across an interesting video for a DIY Awning. I have been wanting one, and being a the type who rather build than buy, well you can guess what happen.

Here is the video,


Some random pictures from the build process.

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I still need to make the cover. and add some velcro straps to help tighten up the awning to the frame.
 

Pyrotech

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got the cover made tonight, would have turned out MUCH better if I had not mis-ordered the vinyl. I ended up having to sew on an extra piece to make it long enough. I forgot I ordered the vinyl for another project oops...

Tomorrow is a my last day of my off week, so that usually means getting things ready for the next 8 days of work, But I might be able to get this buttoned up and on the truck permanently.
 
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Pyrotech

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The homemade awning is turning out to be fairly durable. All things considered .
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Held up well to the gulf winds. 15 to 20mph winds.. But with out guying the awning there was no way I was going to trust it overnight. The poles where buried a couple inches in the sand and with the back side.free.to billowmout there was no lifting of the frame at all

If anyone decides to build.one look up kedar rail or awning rail should do alot to mprove the attachment points for the fabric.

I am not sure if I like the hose mod on the swing out arms or not..

There needs to be a couple more.holes on the arms to adjust the awning .

And it needs some.more velcro straps to secure the fabric to the swing outwards.

The m18 lantern worked great hanging from the awning when it got dark.