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#1

I’ve searched the Orchid archives and couldn’t find the answer to my
question although I thought it was covered in the past. Has anyone
come up with an alternative to the side walls for the Ezup tents or
other types of canopies that will let a breeze through but still
conseal the contents in the back of the booth or under the tables
that we don’t want seen? Annette


#2

Christine… You can make windows in the sides of the tent. I have
done it in my recreational tents. All is required is to locate the
kind of material best suited to your needs, cut to size, and sew it
in. The method is much like sewing on a pocket.

There is a mosquito netting (usually black) and other nylon mesh
athletic fabrics.that would work very well. You could even use the
plastic window screening.

You may find what you want in your own area but if not. two of the
U.S.’ largest fabric stores do mail order business. Both are located
in Portland, Oregon.

l. Mill Ends Store, 9701 McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97222
(503) 786 1234 They are NOT on the internet, but do send out fabric
samples. They sell just about everything you could imagine!!!

2 Fabric Depot Inc.- Retail 700 SE 122nd Portland, Oregon 97233
(503) 252 9530 Or www.fabricdepot.com This company sells black
mosquito netting and great heavy weight canvass used on boats and
other things that can be used to fancy-up tents.

The plastic window screening can be sewn on, and is available at
hardware stores.

Happy vending!
Frif


#3

Well, it sounds like you want a tent with half height walls. I have
a “Fred’s Tent”, which has a steel tube frame with top and side
grometted tarps that are held on with ball bungies. I just got a
brochure in the mail from a company called Harpster, who market the
same sort of tent, and they show what they call side rails –
horizontal connecting bars. You could position the side rails at an
appropriate height (3 to 4 feet?) and lash on a half height tarp. I’d
like these side rails myself.

If you already have an EZ up style, I’m not sure what you’d do. But
you could probably get square aluminum tubing the same size and
construct side rails from that. On the other hand, your tables and
display units could be fitted with covers that wrap around at the
back as well as the front, and all your stuff could be under the
tables, hidden from view.

Here’s Fred’s Tents website: http://www.fstcinc.com/

And Harpster’s, though their printed brochure seems to give more
info: http://www.harpster-canopies.com/

Christine in Littleton, Massachusetts, USA


#4

Hi Annette, I use a semi transparant panel that is about 3.5 feet
wide and wraps around two sides of a 10 x 10 canopy. It attaches to
the canopy leg by a simple velcro strip that runs down the entire
end- it just wraps around the pole on each side. Its handy because
I can pick any two adjacent sides to put it on so I can be flexible
as to which two sides to leave open. I have had my logo screened on
the panel so it has great visual appeal and it is sheer enough that
it doesnt wrinke (spray with ‘wrinkle release’ if it does a bit)
Its great because I can get breeze above and below but it gives the
back of my booth enough security and blocks views into other
craftspeoples booths.

t lee


#5
    I've searched the Orchid archives and couldn't find the answer
to my question although I thought it was covered in the past. Has
anyone come up with an alternative to the side walls for the Ezup
tents or other types of canopies that will let a breeze through but
still conseal the contents in the back of the booth or under the
tables that we don't want seen? Annette 

EZ-up makes half walls that cover the lower half of the tent. This
might work for what you want to do. Availability would depend on
which EZup canopy you have. You need to visit their site and look for
"accessories" listed for the style of canopy you own. On their
website, the lower half walls are called “rail skirts”.
http://www.ezup.com (I love my EZup, but I want a bigger one–9 1/2 x
9 1/2 just isn’t enough room!)

–Kathy Johnson
Feathered Gems Jewelry
http://www.featheredgems.com