Assembling the Frame
Mitre the Posts
In order for the tent to sit flat on the ground, mitre the post feet at 22.5°. The original tents I’m working from mitred the top of the posts for aesthetics, but I’m applying the same technique to the base for a little more stability. To get the cut perfect, I’m using scrap PVC and a clamp to align the posts while making the cut (Fig. 1). You could make this cut prior to staining, but I found it was easier to work with the boards with both ends square.