New in 2015! A Canadian Awning Supplier. They also do cushion covers and curtains.
American Awning Suppliers
Michael Leichty found and recommends:
Country Canvas Near Washington, Pa.724 228 2720
Ask for Scott (the owner) they will ship them.
Awning rail lubricant
Spraying your awning rail with a dry slide, silicone, or teflon spray lubricant makes it so much easier to install. These can be found at any hardware store, look in the same place they stock WD40 (but do not use the blue can WD40 for this) What was once a 3-person job can now be easily done by one (or two if you have a really big awning - watch Don McIver's video below for help with that).
Front window awning (courtesy of Sandy Waller)
Here is our front awning made using Lowes closet shelving. It is detachable when traveling and lightweight.
- Cabela's adjustable height poles
this looks like a very nice pole with lever type adjustment.
- How to use another type of pole (nformation and images provided by Rob Vargo)
The mechanism adjusts the height of the pole.
For the ropes and rope adjustment, tie a loop in one end that will go over the end of the pole (one source for tying knots is http://www.tollesburysc.co.uk/Knots/Knots_gallery.htm). The other end of the rope goes in end and out the other and then tie into a knot in the end.
You then form a loop (which goes around the stake). When the one end is around the stake and the other end is on the top of the pole (after putting the awning on the pole), pull the adjustment to tighten the rope.
Making Wooden Poles
Using wooden closet rod, Randy McKinley made his own poles
Hole drilled in each piece to join together
He inserted a piece of brass stock, a piece of dowel would work, in the top piece,
to go through the awning grommet