Getting ready to show in Palm Springs

Modernism week in Palm Springs (http://www.modernismweek.com/event/details/247714/) is less than a month away and many preparations are taking place.  One of the bigger projects is the awning.  I’m told that we will display on a blacktop at the Hilton.  That means no staking down the corners of the awning!  Ya know, I’m finding that when you display one of these things it’s often on a concrete arena floor or parking lot or hard surface of some sort.  So I’m taking my cue from the gorgeous vintage camper we were next to at the Woodland show (thanks Mike!).

So first to build a frame.  Tried out wood, not rigid enough.  Next try is Aluminum square tubing (3/4″ and 1″- to telescope on the corner poles).  And of course all kinds of fittings to make it work

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So out to the table saw and voila a frame to put the awning on.

Now to fix the awning to work with either the frame or the tie downs, I think some little pockets/straps will do nicely.  A trip to JoAnn fabrics and a trip to the tailor (my home sewing machine can’t handle this kind of canvas).

I explain what I need and Janna is happy to give it a try!

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and so after a couple weeks, and a free weekend here it is!

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Perfect for display on the blacktop!  Thanks Mike!

(If you want to see how others supported their awnings, take a look:)

Here's us!

Here’s us!

Little wooden boxes with a cement base and room for a 6" flower pot bought wherever you set up camp!

Little wooden boxes with a cement base and room for a 6″ flower pot bought wherever you set up camp!

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Little tin buckets filled with cement and a sleeve to put supports in.

 

Rustic and who can argue with success!

Rustic and who can argue with success!

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