An awning frame is built by joining four aluminum tubes together to form a rectangle with 90-degree angle orifices facing towards the ground at each corner to unite the support poles to the frame. For smaller awning frames, plastic tubing can be used in place of the sturdier aluminum tubing.
The steps to building an awning frame are simple and require little building experience.
- Determine the location and the size of the awning frame
- Gather the materials
- Construct the awning frame
Determine where the awning is to be placed. Measure the distance from the structure to where the awning should come out.
Aluminum tubing 1 to 2 inches in diameter is best for the project. If the frame is to be 10 feet and the tubing is only available in smaller lengths, fasteners, clamping systems and collars designed to unite the tubing are necessary. Corner connectors with three orifices are needed for the tubing, in addition to one that offers a 90-degree angle pointing towards the ground.
Connect the tubing together using the fasteners to build a rectangle frame. Make sure the corner connectors offer an orifice facing downward. Attach the awning curtain while the frame is still on the ground. Make sure the curtain is on tension and not sagging. Attach the support poles and connect the awning to the desired structure.