Contact: Sylvie la chardonnière (mka: Monica Kroger),
For saleSOLD: Taj Pavilion $1000
Large white round pavilion with detachable walls. Sold in 2006.
18' base diameter
14' eaves diameter
Eaves at 7'
Built in 2003. Mostly unused in 2004 (I only used it at Ducal when I had out-of-town guests).
1 canvas roof
2 canvas wall portions
2 center poles that sleeve together to be 12' tall
1 pole top with removable flag
12 7' perimeter poles
3 high-wind/setup ropes
6 perimter ropes
3 extra long stakes for high-wind ropes
19 shorter stakes for walls, perimeter ropes, and center mark
1 pole foot for the center pole
1 measuring rope for ease of setup
1 large tub and 1 milk crate for storage
This is the Taj Pavilion. I've used it at 8-10 camping events in the West. I decided it was too big for a single person to camp in and built a much smaller wedge tent so now I need to sell the Taj. It was built using Marine boat shrunk sunforger canvas with a fire resistant coating. It's pre-shrunk, water resistant, mildew resistant, and fire resistant. I used flat felled seams throughout the canvas portion of the tent and heavy duty grommets for the poles. This tent was put up and stood firm during 30 mph winds.
This tent has ample room for a queen sized bed (it might even fit a king-sized but I don't have one to try that out). The interior could easily be divided into 2-3 separate areas for sleeping, cooking or entertaining.
This would make a fantastic pavilion for a family, Barony or a household.
Drive a stake at the center of where you want to pitch the Taj. Leave 4-5 inches sticking up out of the ground. Unwrap the measure rope. Use the measure rope to locate and drive the high-wind ropes and the wall stakes (the measure rope has special knots tied to easily locate the exact placement of these stakes). Decide where you want your front and back doors to be and attach the wall portions to the wall stakes. Unwrap the high-wind ropes and put the small loop of each high-wind rope on the pole topper. Loop the other end over the high-wind stakes. Lay out the roof and push the pole topper spike through the hole at the peak of the roof and into the top of the center pole (right). Sleeve the top and bottom of the center pole together. Walk the pole into the upright position so that the bottom of the pole is very near to the stake that you drove in the center. At this point the tent should look like a collapsed umbrella (left). Check to make sure the center pole is straight. It's also a good idea at this point to set the center pole's foot in place.
Go around the perimeter and set each perimeter pole in place. Take the spike at the top of the perimeter pole, go through a wall grommet and then go through the corresponding roof grommet. Set the poles angled against the outside wall so they don't fall inwards. Go around the outside of the tent and place a rope on each perimeter pole. Each rope should tension two perimeter poles. The stake should be driven a couple of feet out from the middle of the wall section. Set the perimeter poles straight and tension it down. When you're done, it will look like the picture at the top of the page.