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Build a tent

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Wallis Apr 25, 2014. 30 Replies

I searched but did not find... Are any of you building your own tent??You can find all of the tent fittings on the web.  EMT pipe is cheap and easy to find and cut.Replacement canopies and frame…Continue

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Robert Wallis replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"Sure do :-) I'll look for them after I get back from this weekend's show in Louisville. I need to finish packing and get on the road in a couple hours."
Apr 25, 2014
Bobby Weiss replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"Robert that is quite the story... do you have any pictures of that beast? :)"
Apr 25, 2014
Robert Wallis replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"I built my own tents back in the beginning, and kept throwing money at it trying to make it better. Bad mistake. By the time I fritzed around, I could have bought a KD. This was 88-91 as best as I can recall. The first version was 8 foot 4x4 corner…"
Apr 25, 2014
Greg Little replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"Well, it has been nearly two years since this post originated... has anyone designed and built their own tent? If Trimline ever comes up with a popup tent as good as their regular tent it would be a big seller... "
Apr 24, 2014
Robert Wallis replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"For an indoor display, a frame isn't necessary if you're using propanels. Pick up an extra cross bar for the front panels and you're set to go. No big deal. I use a rear door on my indoor set up and picked up a short cross bar just…"
Apr 24, 2014
Bobby Weiss replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"This is interesting. I am going to try to build a "halfway" inside setup. I currently use an ez-up indoors, but I think the cleaner look of something without a tent looks more professional. It hardly looks difficult to do :) Famous last…"
Apr 23, 2014
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"Mark, I suppose there are many reasons why artists aren't making their own tents.  I once heard it said if you want to save money, it will cost you your time.  If you want to save time, it will cost you money.  The people who…"
Aug 5, 2012
Deb Burr replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"I also have been thinking about this.  I have the canopy top and the two sides to a rounded top 10 x 10 foot EZ up.  Was thinking of building my own frame.  Has anyone done that?  Any advice or plans out there?  "
Aug 4, 2012
Connie Mettler left a comment for mark dreibelbis
"Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Mark.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community. When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the Discussions" area to introduce…"
May 17, 2012
mark dreibelbis replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"I have been all over the gamut looking at tents or potential tents.   Now I am looking at composit fabrications--  someone is going to creat a good composit 10x 10     I studied Joachiem's wooden structure. …"
May 15, 2012
Lisa Stewart replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"That's ingenious. Do you know of any by name that you'd like to share? Would love to see examples."
May 15, 2012
Lisa Stewart replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"I walked a number of Christmas Markets in Germany a few years ago. A juried art show provided wood shanty-like buildings for each artist -each artist was smart and brought space heaters. For those exhibiting in theMedieval Market, artists could…"
May 15, 2012
Alison Thomas replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"If you look on his schedule you will see that he has different lines of work for different shows.  he brings a white tent to those shows that require it."
May 15, 2012
Lisa Stewart replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"Ridiculous, I say! Even notecards aren't fire retardant..."
May 15, 2012
Lisa Stewart replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"That is very cool!! I want one.  To your point "There is nothing that says you have to have a tent" - In my Bethesda Fine Arts guidelines, it outlines that one must have a white tent. I thought that odd..."
May 15, 2012
Larry Berman replied to mark dreibelbis's discussion Build a tent
"Or becomes a trailer. I know two other artists whose display is on wheels and connects to the rear of their vehicles.Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
May 15, 2012

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At 11:56am on May 17, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

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