Here's where you find the books and accessories that we have left in stock. To order these items, please follow the directions found in our "How to Order" page.
The Pavilion Book
by John LaTorre
one book for the first time, is your complete guide to buying, maintaining,
living in a Medieval-style tent. The author, a professional tentmaker and
long-time re-enactment enthusiast, tells you about
Includes a section that gives the
tentmaker information on designing the ideal tent, including
- Choosing the best tent for your budget and needs
- How to make your tent last longer and perform better
- What you need to know about ropes and stakes
- Cleaning and repairing your tent
- Laying out your campsite for maximum comfort
- Furnishing and painting your tent
the book that includes what most tent manuals and plans leave out – the simple,
basic knowledge of how to buy or make a practical, beautiful shelter, and of
how to keep it working efficiently and comfortably year after year.
the right fabric for your tent
the right sewing machine and tools
to sew seams, hems, and reinforcements
the right wood for tent poles
your tent more water-resistant and flame-resistant
instructions for making a simple but versatile sunshade
$15.95 postpaid in US
Ground cloth blank for 15' round pavilion (or smaller)
This ground cloth id made of a green 11 oz. vinyl canvas reinforced with polyester fibers. The panels are heat-welded, so that there is absolutely no leakage of water through the seams. There is enough material to allow for at least a 3" vertical lip all around the base of the tent.If ripped, it can be repaired using a vinyl repair kit available from any auto or marine parts store. $70.00
1 of these items left in stock
Hubs for spoke tents
One of the stumbling blocks to making your own spoke-and-hub pavilion is making the hubs. Now we're making these accurately machined hubs available to you for much less than the tooling and materials you'd need to buy to make a comparable unit yourself. These hubs are made from marine-grade plywood, with no voids. They are 11" in diameter and 2-1/4" thick, and normally come with a 2-1/2" hole for the center pole and 1-3/8" perimeter holes, drilled 2" deep, to accommodate 1-1/4" closet round stock which is readily available. Other hole dimensions are available at special request. The top and bottom perimeter and the edges of the center pole hole are rounded off to reduce the chance of splinters.
When ordering, please specify the number of spoke holes desired and any deviation from the standard hole diameters and depths you require. $75.00
Before ordering, please read our treatise on "Spoke Hub Design"
We will be making these only until our supply of hub blanks is exhausted.
Hub blanks for spoke tents
These are identical to the item above, except that no holes have been drilled for the center pole or the spokes. There is a 5/16" diameter hole to mark the center and act as a guide for the center hole borer.$40.00
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