R's new play tent!!
I fell in love with these A-frame tents I have been seeing on blogs and decided to make one for R. They are SUPER easy! I used Rubyellen's tutorial and added a few things of my own. She explains everything you need on her site, but I had a few changes. She used finished moulding and I just used 1x2 unfinished wood since I was wrapping mine in fabric (I did lightly sand also). The moulding was between $3 and $8 a piece depending on the look you wanted (which cut in half gives you 2 pieces for your tent frame) The 1x2 unfinished wood was $1.12 for an 8 foot piece (which gave me 2 pieces also). I used a $5 sheet from walmart for the tent fabric and hemmed it. I would measure the frame top once you finish because mine was a tad shorter than her specifications, meaning I just pushed my tent frame further onto the dowel rod. For my frame covering I had some canvas/linen type fabric from an old ikea curtain sitting in the closet, which I just ripped into strips to give it a frayed look. There was enough of the sheet leftover though if you wanted to wrap your tent pieces in matching fabric.
Now go make a tent to read, play, sleep, or in my case.... use as a train tunnel,