Step-by-Step Guide to Constructing Your Own Cabana
There is nothing more relaxing than sitting outside on a warm, sunny day enjoying a good read and a good drink under a cabana. Cabanas are usually reserved for the beaches of tropical destinations, but with a few simple tools, materials and a little bit of time, you could be enjoying your own personal cabana this weekend!
Materials for Building Your Own Cabana:
– 1/8 inch steel wire rope
– (5) eye hooks
– (3) regular hooks (to use with eye hooks)
– (2) door hinges
– Clamp set
– (3) 1 x 6 wooden boards (cut to desired length, one longer for the center portion)
– (2) 6 x 9 drop cloths
– Staple gun
Directions for Building Your Own Cabana:
1. Position and Secure the Eye Hooks: Start by positioning and installing three (3) eye hooks to the exterior of the home, at equal distance to span the area which will be covered by the cabana. Secure a fourth eye hook above the other three in the middle of the area – this will be used to secure the center wooden board of the cabana.
2. Install the Center Board: Using the longest wooden board, attach an eye hook in the middle of at half its length. Loop the steel rope through the eye hook and secure using the clamp set. Loop the other end of the steel rope to the highest eye hook on the exterior wall and secure. Attach a regular hook to one end of the board and attach to the lower center eye hook.
3. Install the Side Boards: Attach the two door hinges to the end of the center board farthest from the exterior wall – one to connect to the left side board and one to connect to the right side. Using the remaining wooden boards, attach a regular hook to the end of each and secure on the left and right eye hooks attached to the exterior wall. Making sure the center board is level, screw both the left and right side boards to the door hinges. This will frame the cabana.
4. Prepare and Attached the Cloths: Sew the two drop cloths together to create one large piece of fabric. Drape the fabric over the cabana’s wooden frame, pulling cloth tight on all sides and use the staple gun to secure the cloth to the frame, preferably in the inside of the wood where staples will not be seen. Trim and/or tuck any extra pieces of fabric to achieve a clean look.
5. Enjoy your cabana!
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