KATHI LESUEUR on mon 30 jun 08
On Jun 30, 2008, at 9:10 AM, Darlene Yarnetsky-Mudcat Pottery wrote:
> There are plenty of good tent systems out there, but none are
> inexpensive that I know of. Hopefully someone else from the list
> will have a good idea for you!>>>
If you only do a few shows and really want an inexpensive canopy, you
can't beat the set up from Jenkins Crafted Canopies. You can get the
complete set up or just buy fittings to fit 1" conduit and the sides
and top. Any hardware store can cut conduit for you. I've used this
system for almost twenty years. Never had it come down in the wind or
a storm. Unfortunately, they appear to have stopped making the double
peak style which kept any water from pooling. But, it really is the
cheapest way to go and can be adapted for any size booth just by
having different lengths of conduit. Since I often have a 10 x 15
booth this is really helpful. This year I was able to pick up a used
Craft Hut in excellent condition for a steal, and while I love that I
can just zip up the sides, it isn't any quicker to put up than the
Jenkins set up.
Darlene Yarnetsky-Mudcat Pottery on mon 30 jun 08
Ouch - sorry for the mishap Kelly! Hope you can figure out something
There are plenty of good tent systems out there, but none are
inexpensive that I know of. Hopefully someone else from the list
will have a good idea for you!
We have an old sturdier tent -but it is so dark we only used it in
really bad weather. We also have an EZ up we only use if the weather
is practically guaranteed to be good, but hot and we want shade.
Sometimes we have set up no canopy at all and let the pots shine in
the sun. Great for selling.
FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE USING THE EZ UP - If you get in bad weather
and the wind is trying to grab it, undo the canopy and let it go.
That will stop the parachuting effect and make it easier to keep the
frame from flying. Even if you can only get one corner unattached it
Be careful out there,