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DIY Canopy – Construction Tips for the Novice

Canopies are makeshift shelters, which can be constructed even by a novice. For a sturdy construction, one requires to know the essentials like the frame diameter and the appropriate pattern for the canopy.

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DIY Canopy - Very Affordable and Stylish

Do it yourself canopies are becoming very popular these days. Canopies, also sometimes referred to as tents, are used for protecting from sun or rain. A DIY canopy is also used for decorative purposes as they have a very royal look. Canopies are of various types like bed canopies and GRP canopies. Bed canopies are very much in trend these days and more and more people are getting designer and stylish canopies for their beds. Also a DIY Canopy is very famous during functions like weddings and birthday parties. These canopies work as a shed as well as for decorative use. For getting a royal look to the do it yourself canopy, you need to mount hooks behind the bed on the walls, the hooks would hold together a curtain rod. One can also use a cornice box in circular shape and put it above the bed's head, just below the ceiling.

Canopy Construction - Make it yourself

One can easily make canopies by oneself. The benefit of making a canopy on one's own is that it can be made exactly the way one wants. For canopy construction, the first thing one should know is about its frame diameter. If one do not have any knowledge about the tubing diameter, then remember one thing that the number and the thickness are inversely proportional. The second important thing in canopy construction is to finalize its angle. The angle of the canopy will be chosen depending upon the climatic conditions of the place. Once done with deciding the type of canopy, one would require deciding the tubing length. The tubing length is dependent upon the type of the canopy.

Canopy Pattern - Suits your Needs

Canopies in the market are available in many patterns. There are basically three types of canopy patterns in the market: Flat Roof - its angle is 90 degree and it is ideal for a casual function. However it isn’t good for a long period of time, Low Peak - its angle is 110 degree and is better as compared to Flat roof. Its angle doesn’t allow rain to accumulate on the roof, and finally High Peak - it is the best amongst the three. With an angle of 120 degree, this canopy pattern is ideal for rains and snow. While setting up a canopy, it is advised to start off from one end to avoid any confusion.

Written by Troy Nelson

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