This was my boy's birthday present. TeePee's are all over the place. There are a lot of options online but they're expensive. After making one, I know why! ha! Worth it, though. I love this thing - and more importantly, so do the kids. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but it's the perfect size for a bunch of pillows and blankets, a boy, a girl, their mama, and some story books.
The basic details: they kids' Poppy assisted again - he cut two 8 foot 2x6 boards into three pieces each and drilled a hole in one end of each 12 inches from the end. I strung a rope through the boards and tied them together. I set it up the way I wanted it, making sure to evenly space the "legs" - except for the front two since I wanted the opening a little bigger.
Then I made things hard on myself. There are plenty of tutorials online for draping your fabric and trimming it to fit, but I wanted a casing around each post so that the cover was attached to the boards and I could just fold it up, move it, and unfold it again without worrying about making adjustments or re-wrapping anything. I also wanted to make sure it looked neat (as in not messy) and I was able to figure out how to get all the raw edges on insides of the casings. Took forever, and as my geometry is a bit rusty, I was holding my breath when I finally finished and got the thing up. PERFECT FIT!
This is my favorite view:
No...wait...THIS is my favorite view:
play kitchen but eventually it'll be moved up to his bedroom - he's excited to "camp" in it at night. He's going to have to wait a little while though...I'm not ready to stop staring at it across the house all day. So.Much.Work. Worth it.