With the help of a friend, we managed to build a canopy tent out of the scrap materials we found at a yard sale.
It has a canopy base, and two mesh tent walls that open up to let you breathe.
We covered this process in our first guide to DIY tent construction, but we found it really helpful to take a step back and look at how to make a tent out the scraps we found on the street.
You can find a bunch of other tips for building DIY tent shelters at DIY tents 101.
To build this tent, you need a couple of things: a roof, a tent, and some other building materials.
But before we get into the details, you’ll need to know a few things.
First of all, it is illegal to build anything without permission from the local council.
So don’t expect your tent to be built on your own.
The council will probably have a few signs that say “No trespassing” on the outside, and they will likely ask you to vacate the property by 9pm the next day.
If you want to build something without a permit, you should talk to your local council first.
If they ask you a few questions about what you’re building, then it should probably be fine.
We had a great experience building our tent using a lot of leftover stuff from our local council yard sale, so it was a breeze to get started.
Here’s how we built our canopy tent: First up, we decided to make the tent using some recycled wood.
It took us about three hours to build it out.
Next, we used some old sheet metal scraps to create the canopy base.
Next we filled the tent with a bit of leftover metal scraps and a few pieces of wood that we scraped from our garage floor.
We used some scrap metal scraps as the base for the mesh tent wall.
The mesh tent is a bit thicker than the canopy, so we covered it with a layer of polystyrene foam.
After filling the tent, we filled it with water to get the fabric wet and to keep the mesh from drying out.
We placed the tent on the floor of our garage and set it up on the trailer hitch.
Then we filled a small hole in the bottom of the tent to attach the tent roof.
We put the tent into the garage and parked the trailer, then moved the trailer and tent inside and away from the house.
Next up, I put together a small, round tent that would fit into the space between our trailer and our house.
The tent was a bit big, so I added a small flap to help keep it in place.
I then filled the space with some recycled material, and covered it up with a plastic sheet.
We made the canopy tent with some scraps from a yard and used some leftover material from the garage floor to make up the base.
We built the tent from scrap materials We had some leftover scrap wood scraps from the yard that we used to make this tent.
I used some of that material to make an open mesh tent, which is a much more durable material.
We added a little bit of polypropylene foam to the top of the mesh and added some strips of wood from the roof.
Finally, I filled the mesh with a small bit of water and sealed the hole with a polystyramine foam.
We wrapped the fabric around the tent and made it look like we were hanging a balloon out of it.
The first step was to get some fabric to cover the mesh roof.
I put the mesh on the dryer, then dried it out in the dryers.
After about three or four hours, I sprayed it with spray adhesive and left it overnight to dry.
We then covered the mesh, and I sprayed some more spray adhesive onto it.
We sprayed the tent again overnight, and the tent started to dry completely.
It dried out overnight and we put the next part of the process to the test.
First, we covered the roof with a thin layer of fabric to protect it from rain.
We cut out a sheet of polyester fabric, cut it out, and used that as the material for the tent’s roof.
Then, we wrapped the mesh around the fabric and taped it down with some tape to hold it in.
We taped the mesh down so that it was slightly raised above the ground, but not so high that the fabric would be soaked through.
After the tent dried overnight, we put some more tape around the mesh to make sure the tent would stay dry.
After we wrapped everything up, it was time to assemble the tent.
First up we lined up all the seams of the canopy and then glued them together.
Next was the tent base.
First I made sure the top and sides were straight.
Next I taped down the mesh so that the edges were level with the ground.
Next it was about sanding the top edge of the base into the ground so that there was no rough edge.
Then I taped the base down to the tent