How to Build a Teepee
My dad and I have started working on a new project. Rather than the usual fathers day activities, we started building a teepee. So far it looks cool, it’s just the frame.
I’ve put together a set of instructions and diagrams down below so you can get choppin’ and make your own.
STEP BY STEP FRAME INSTRUCTIONS
- Cordage (550 paracord, rope or any other type should work fine)
- Machete/chainsaw for cutting poles and clearing limbs
- A Ladder
- Too much time on your hands.
- Cut then (10) 20′ long poles (young trees)
- Lash 3 poles together to create a tripod, and set up tripod
- Lean the remaining 5 poles against the main tripod
- Measure out the base with stake/cord to make it rounded
- – Eyeball it, and space the poles evenly while your at it
- Bind all the poles together at the top of the teepee and then again midway dow
- Use the remaining 2 poles to make 8 small support poles and secure them to the main poles with nails/screws/or cord
- Once the frame is complete stand around and gawk at your creation
The final product is pretty cool and it only took an hour or two to put together – cutting poles included.
As you can see, it’s about 15′ tall and equally as broad at the base. So there’s going to be enough room to sleep 3-4 people inside. Believe me, when it’s done I will be spending a night or two in it.
The cover for the frame will be our next project. I wish i had a stack of deer hide to use to cover it, but I dont. Until then, if you have any ideas for affordable alternative coverings leave a comment or post it on our Facebook page.
Part 2 will be up as soon as we figure out what to do for the cover. I’m looking forward to finishing it up and having it ready for the fall.