Friday, June 07, 2013

Pavilion Roof Pitch

The tradeoffs seem to be:

A steeper roof should shed rain better, and what Il Libro del Sarto calls master cords, guys attached to the finial above the roof, can descend more steeply without rubbing against the shoulder of the tent, allowing a narrower footprint for their stakes.

On the other hand, a steeper roof takes more fabric and needs a longer pole.

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