Measuring a Wall Tent for a Frame
Not all canvas wall tents are created the same. Before we sell you some angles (or a complete tent frame) we want to verify the degree of angle. When you are working with cotton canvas the finished tent dimensions can and do vary greatly. At some point you will need to measure your tent anyway – so we know how long to cut the poles. If you measure following the instructions provided and send us the answers, we will do the math, verify the angle, and get you set up with an internal frame for your tent.
A = The Ridge Length
B = If there are grommets on the ridge, how far from each end are they?
C = The Width of your tent. Measure both front & back, with the doors closed, and take the average.
D = The Slope. Measure form top dead center (usually a pencil mark can be found on the seam) down to the eave. Do not include the eave in your measurement. Measure in several places and take the average.
E = The Wall Height. Measure form the eave to the stake grommet at the bottom.
Note: Getting the Average Measurement. Add all measurements together and divide by the total number of measurements. ie. For 3 Measurements: (47.5″ + 46.25″ + 48.25″) / 3 = 47.33″
Wall Tent Angle KitFrom: $8.00Save some money by buying an “Angle Kit” (just the black pieces) when you buy your own 1″ EMT locally (available at any hardware store) and cut it to the lengths we provide on the cut sheet. Angle kits include a canvas drawstring bag and the proper number of rubber feet for the bottom of the legs. One piece couplers are now available to shorten the packed length of your frame pieces. Each coupler includes a screw, and you would need to order one coupler per piece of tubing you wish to shorten the packed length of. For instance, if you have 8 rafters that you would like to shorten the packed length of, you would order 8 one piece couplers.
Complete 4 Column Internal FrameFrom: $479.64This kit comes with all the angles and poles cut to size and ready to setup. The clear space tent frames are constructed from 1" conduit. This system provides a wide open space inside your tent. It is useful when hanging items such as lanterns, clothes, towels, etc. *If ordering a complete frame for an older tent, please let us know in the ordering notes during checkout what year the tent was purchased, and the name it was purchased under. Every tent has its own individual measurements, and we will need to look those up in order to provide the best fit. If it is not for a Davis Tent, please provide the measurements of the tent by following the instructions found here: https://davistent.com/measuring-for-a-frame/ There will be an additional 20% charge on Internal Frames not made for a Davis Tent.