It's been around for ages, so everyone knows the protection and comfort that
shadecloth can bring. There are several UV ratings and many colours available,
so you’re bound to find one to match your home.
You’ll need a shadecloth cutter, to make the job easy, and the right
fasteners – butterfly clips for attaching to cables and plate fasteners for
Attach one side of the shadecloth to your frame, then pull the cloth taut and
tack the other side (until you’re happy there’s no kinks) before installing all
the other fasteners.
We made an innovative tilting frame, pivoted on two posts. This allows the
shadecloth to be tilted toward the sun for maximum shade at any time of the day.
Stainless steel cables and hooks were used to hold the frame at different
angles. Attach cables front and back, and to both posts for maximum stability in
For more information about shadecloth, check out the MitrePlan!