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Old 03-23-2016, 07:36 PM   #11
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It also surprised me that making the cover is as much or more work than the frame. Since I currently use recycle billboard vinyl, I have to re-make at least the top about once a year. Good quality duck canvas lasts a lot longer, and mine would last longer if I added a cotton cover.
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Old 03-26-2016, 02:06 AM   #12
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Yes bit I made a lot of changes to the design to make it stronger.I also did some test like having the yurt set up without the wall covers on to find out how I could keep the roof cover from coming off and test ways of anchoring it down on bare ground. Had a lot of fun play with the design. At one point I had trusses come off the wall and the whole thing was still stable.all I did was threaded another tension band through the trusses at the roof ring and it kinda tied the whole thing together.
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