just a little extra work and effort, a plain awning may be given a curved effect
guaranteed to add character to even the most ordinary facade. This 24 inch (600mm)
deep design will fit a window of up to
4 ft (1,2m)
wide and may be made to retract.
5 ft (1,5m) scalloped
shade cloth (optional): 8 ft (2,4m)
9 inch (22mm) x 1"76 inch (44mm):
13 ft (4m) x 4 ft (1,2m)
6"8 ft (2m) x 3"4 ft (1m),
"-32 inch (8mm) x 24 inch (600mm)
Half rounds, "-48 inch (12mm): 16 ft (5m)
Connectors and fasteners:
bolts, "-32 inch (8mm): "-16 inch (4mm)
x 3 inch (75mm)
Counter sunk wood screws, No.
8: "-64 inch (16mm) x 3 inch (75mm)
"-32 inch (8mm) x 1"6 inch (40mm)
Wire nails: 1 pkt x 1"6 inch (40mm)
rubber: "-8 inch (2mm) x 1"76 inch (44mm)
x 3"52 inch (88mm) OR butt hinges: "-24
inch (6mm) x 1"52 inch (38mm)
Alnet polyester braid, 16 ft (5m): about
eyes: "36 inch (9mm) x "4 inch (10mm)
Alnet polyester braid, "2 inch (5mm): 16 ft
make the framework. Take a 4 ft (1,2m) length of
wood and hold at right angles to a piece 24 inch (600mm)
long. Drill and screw in position.
the same at the other end.
the four U-shaped pieces you have constructed on one end and hold firmly while
nailing on the reinforced rubber (see diagram). Alternatively join with butt hinges.
lay this partially completed framework on its side so that the two outer pieces
are at 90 degrees and the two inner pieces are evenly spaced apart.
the 3 ft (1m) length of wood diagonally across
the framework. Trim the ends (see diagram).
the shade cloth across the framework and nail or staple in place. Ensure that
the stripes run evenly from top to bottom.
Take a piece of rope about 3"6 ft (1,1m)
long and nail in position at the outermost points where the shadecloth joins.
Alnet monofilament, sew the shade cloth around the rope to form piping.
any excess shade cloth using a hot soldering iron.
off with half rounds.
above the window and attach firmly to the wall with two rawl bolts in the crosspiece
and one in each down piece.
To make the awning retractable,
omit steps 5 and 6. Instead fix two brass eyes in each 4 ft (1,2m)
length of wood - except for the one which is fixed to the wall and requires 3
eyes. Thread and tie two pieces of rope 8 ft (2,5m)
long through the eyes.
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Alnet's monofilament to stitch pieces of shade cloth together. Alternatively get
other thread or twine - like black polyester - which is resistant to
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