We’ve recently obtained cheap canvas that’s 2.8m wide. So there’s a bit of a flurry of tent making activity.
On Monday I (with help) cut out my new rectangular tent, so yesterday a friend came over for my Autocad help designing her new tent.
These were the design constraints we used;
- Geteld shape
- Able to use as a sunshade
- tall enough to stand in
- wide enough to fit a double bed a little way off the ground
- look reasonably medieval in proportion
We used the same source drawing I used when I designed the soldier’s tents for my kids.
And came up with the following options;
The rectangles are an approximation of a double bed, and the vertical one is a “person”. The distance between the poles is the 2.8m width of canvas, and the poles are 2.1m high.
The last option was fun. We wanted to base it on a golden triangle, but then decided on a kepler triangle instead. We decided we like the 3rd option best, so we patterned it on our 2.8m wide canvas and here it is.