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  • Great build! Is your daughter loving her new reading nook?
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 28, 2017

  • Yes, she uses it all the time!
    By MyMonte94, on August 29, 2017
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  • Awesome idea! Multi-purpose and looks great in the space.
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 28, 2017

  • Form and function. Great work!
    By mrpip, on September 1, 2017
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  • Simple, yet purposeful! Sleek way to keep the kiddos cool!
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 28, 2017
    • Thanks and it was super inexpensive to build!
      By jennifersplace03, on August 29, 2017

  • I love this idea and would love to make it for our backyard. Is there info somewhere on how you made it?
    By Amoore0206, on October 7, 2017
    • 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.
      By grover959, on October 7, 2017

  • Great idea. Awesome
    By Doug7153, on February 10, 2018
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  • Wow! Super impressive! Your work is top notch.
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2017
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  • We are enjoying see all the builds for your little guy! Keep it up.
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 28, 2017
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  • What a fun project! Looks like your kiddo is having fun with it!
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2017
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  • Great job on this set! It'll be perfect in summer and winter!
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 23, 2017
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