My kids love the simple reading tent and how it can be put away easily. I have made two of these and plan on donating one to the non-for-profit nursery school my kids attend for their reading nook. I used strapping to secure the sides of the tent together so it doesn't slide apart while maintaining it's fold-ability. I'm going to work on a hinging mechanism for the side stretchers on the second tent (which we will keep) so it folds down even more compact so we can take it to the beach. For the fabric, I used left-over curtain lining and my snap press to wrap the fabric around the stretchers so the fabric can be removed easily for washing.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$17 for the wood, $10 for the fabric
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Select pine
Finish Used
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

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