shade-house for the protection of vegetables, built with 40% shade cloth and gum
20 ft (6m) for top cover
(6m) for two sides (cut this piece in half to make
two pieces of 20 ft (6m) x 5 ft (1,5m)
13 ft (4m) for two ends (cut this piece in half to
make two pieces of 10 ft (3m) x 6"8 ft (2m)
Total: 53"33 ft (16m)
Please note: You can
reduce these dimensions if you wish to make a smaller structure.
Gum poles (green tanalith treated are recommended):
Poles: 4 x 7 ft (2,1m) for the corner poles (diameter
4 inches (100mm))
2 x 10"66 ft (3,2m)
for the top cross-poles (diameter 4 inches (100mm))
Cover strip: 4 x 6 inches (1,8m) for the corner poles
(1"76 inches (44mm) x "-4 inch
2 x 10 ft (3m)
or the top cross pieces (1"76 inches (44mm)
x "-4 inch (10mm))
Connectors and fasteners:
300 ft (90m) of 8"33 ft (2,5mm)
Wire staples: 1 pkt of 50
Steel nails: 1 pkt of 50 nails (1"6
inches (40mm) long)
Lacing cord: 33"33 ft
Other: Steel pegs, car tyres or support
poles as per the different anchoring instructions.
Hoop iron: 4 x 1"66
ft (0,5m) pieces (optional).
Measure an area approximately
10 ft (3m) x 20 ft (6m).
Dig a hole in each corner 12 inches (300mm)
deep. Place the poles in the holes and refill with ground.
the corner poles, choosing one of the three methods already provided. The support-wire
method is recommended. This method requires 8 pieces of wire (20"33 ft (6,10m)
long to be used double). Attach each wire to the pole as shown in the diagram
(using wire staples), while also wrapping it around the tyre at approximately
7"6 ft (2,3m). Join the two wire ends, then
twist to lightly tension the structure as shown in the diagram.
the ends of the two crosspieces and attach to the corner poles, as shown in die
diagram. (This shows two methods to choose from).
the top and sides, cut 6 pieces of wire (22"66 ft (6,8m)
long). Thread the wire through the eyelets of the shade cloth, and attach to the
poles as shown in the diagram.
the top and side pieces of shade cloth, and attach to the poles with cover strips
and nails as shown in the diagram.
the support wires once again until the structure is rigid.
the two end pieces of shade cloth (10 ft (3m) x 6"8
ft (2m)) to the end support wires with lacing-cord.
the shade cloth and then attach to the cross-poles with cover strips and nails,
as shown in the diagram.
ways to anchor your corner poles.
Dig a hole about 3"4 ft (1m) from the corner
pole, tie your support-wire around a car-tyre and refill the hole with ground.
your support-wire around a thick metal peg, then hammer the peg at an angle until
it is below the level of the ground.
two holes at about 3"4 ft (1m) on either inner-side
of your corner poles and cut small wedges out of each pole. Nail your support-poles
(± 3"2 inches (80mm) wide pole) into
the wedge, place the other ends in the holes and refill with ground.