Our gazebo looked like this last October when we took its awning off. Rather bare-bones, don’t you think?
When it came time to put the awning back on this spring, we found that there were tears in the fabric. So, we patched them up with gorilla tape and hoped for the best.
It didn’t take long to realize that a mighty wind would rip the awning to shreds. So we bought a new one.
So, imagine our surprise to find that we couldn’t get the new awning to fit, even though it was the exact dimensions of our old one. We struggled with the the far end, and had to settle for an ‘almost’ fit. It was obvious that something was wrong, but what, exactly?
Then we had a tornado wind at over 80 km-per-hour come through our town, and the ‘almost’ fit awning was under threat of being blown away, so we took it off the gazebo frame. That was on Wednesday night.
Yesterday, Thursday morning, the heavy winds and rain died down, so we set about to put the awning back up again, but this time we started at the far end and worked our way back toward the patio doors. (Oh, and I also squared the gazebo framework, as I noticed it was out of alignment.)
It was a perfect fit, this time, as you can see by this morning’s photo: