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SIMPLE SHADE COVER
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SIMPLE SHADE COVER

My friend wanted to provide shade over her kids play area. We sketched up several designs before coming up with this. Treated 2x2’s provide a strong frame while keeping a minimal design. Turnbuckles allow the shade to be tightened but still easy to remove.

The Ryobi ONE+ Palm router and a round over bit worked great to provide smooth edges throughout the structure.

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RYOBI Nation Creative Team
RYOBI Nation Creative Team

Simple, yet purposeful! Sleek way to keep the kiddos cool!

jennifersplace03
jennifersplace03

Thanks and it was super inexpensive to build!

Amoore0206
Amoore0206

I love this idea and would love to make it for our backyard. Is there info somewhere on how you made it?

grover959
grover959

We came up with the design ourselves and determined optimal size as we constructed it to accommodate the canvas cover she had purchased. We determined that buying treated 2x4's and ripping them into 2x2's was cost effective and provided lots of strength without being too heavy.

A great place to start is the top of the frame by drilling a hole between the two boards on each side and bolting them together. Having them bolted in place allows you experiment and determine the best angle (pitch). Once we had the angle we wanted we tightened bolt to keep this angle and then repeated the steps for the other side. One thing that helped us was to clamp the boards to together as we mocked up a design. We experimented a bit to confirm the height and overall size and then glued and screwed everything together. The final height allowed 6'6" of clearance in the center.

She was able to move it around a few times to determine placement and best shade cover. Once she found the best location we anchored it to the ground by using long tent spikes in each corner.

To secure the canvas cover, one side of the structure has eye screws and S hooks, the other side is similar but has a turnbuckle between them that makes it easy to tighten or loosen the canvas. This also makes it easy to remove and store the canvas during the winter.

Good luck.

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Project Information

Difficulty: Easy
Category: Exterior Spaces

Materials Used:

  • treated 2x2 boards - we ripped 2x4 boards in half

  • 10 FT X 6.5 FT CANVAS SHADE - PICKED UP CHEAP AT A LOCAL ALDI


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