I left room for the entrance to the teepee. This is the tripod and is the basic structure upon which all other poles lay.
Tie the two smoke flap ropes provided with the tipi to the loops at the base of the smoke flaps.
How to tie a 5 pole teepee. This space will be filled with the Lift Pole when you put the tipi cover around the poles. To prepare my ground I found a nice flat spot about 6 feet in diameter and placed 6 large containers in a semi-circle. Unroll the cover around the frame.
You should have about five feet left on the short side and 40 feet. Drape it over the back of your teepee frame as if you were putting on its coat. Slide a pole under the cover using the tie at the top.
Tie the cover to the pole by wrapping the tie straps around the pole at least twice and finish with a square knot. Stand the framework up and spread the poles to form a tripod. It is also imperative that this knot does not slip.
Wrap about six racking turns around the three poles weaving in and out between them. Make two or three tight frapping turns in the two gaps. Stake the canopy material to the ground.
Using 4 poles its best to have the front wider the back of the teepee more narrow. Now place pole 5 in the back of the tri-pod. How to Assemble A TeePee Step 1.
I have a gravel parking lot for my garden so I do all of my gardening in raised beds and containers. Five or six additional poles work best but do not lash them to the tripod. Take your canvas and find the middle.
To make this tepee. Drill hole in first pole at 5. Tie a piece of yarn or rope or whatever you choose around one of the poles like shown below.
See how pole 2 lies to meet pole 1 drill a hole at that distance. Lay the poles on the ground and lash them together at one end. Start with a Clove Hitch around one pole.
Make sure the cover is pulled tight along the lift pole. Stretch the material taut to the next line emplace a stake on the scribed line and tie the line to it. At the top where the poles come together drill a hole through the canvas and the pole.
Tie the tripod poles with a clove hitch. Photo 22 is taken from the back of the tipi tri-pod. String rope through the hole tie a knot where it meets the pole.
Notice the space along the ground between pole 5 and pole B in photo 22. Have someone hold the butt end to the ground and lift the pole and cover into the open spot left at the back of the frame. After deciding where to place the shelter door place a stake and tie the canopy securely to it.
Use about six feet of your rope to tie the poles together using a clove hitch knot. Apart as shown on the Tipi Pole Floor Plan. Use a double half hitch knot to tie the poles together as shown.
Attach lines around the perimeter of the canopy material. The butt of the poles should be even with the bottom of the cover. Place a washer and screw through the canvas and into the pole to hold it in place.
For more support place additional poles against the tripod. Slide all four of the poles through the outside casings of the teepee and then bring all four of them together. Create a faux teepee with your poles to see how they need to lay to be stable.