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Old 04-24-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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I want to create a simple door canvas awning myself. Something like this: http://www.cheapawnings.com/eli.html

Can someone direct me in the right direction?

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The sewing part would get me.

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You would need to fabricate a form out of metal that would support regional loads. Where do you live?
You would also need a sewing machine to handle some heavy material.
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Wow! We just did one of these to place over a friends back door. Six feet wide, four feet deep, three feet high. We made the frame out of electrical conduit. We cut, bent, and fit until we had what he wanted and would fit over the door, then MIG welded it all together. After wire brushing the welds, priming and painting it looked pretty good. Now--he, nor I can sew a stitch in anything. So, he took the frame to a company that makes tarps for trailer trucks and got lucky. They had some scrap stripped material which he liked and they allowed one of the employees to work after hours to cut, fit, and sew up the cover to the frame. Darn thing looks really good. Total cost in this was under $100 installed, not bad. Just a thought and suggestion, David
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