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Hello all
I am building a 8 x 8 collapsable ice house and was wondering if anyone knew of a place I could get a decent canvas at a decent price
Also any ideas on how to fold down the poles on the inside?? I am using two 4 x 8 sheets of plywood surrounded by 1 x 4 and I have these two sections attached with a piano hinge. Any ideas would be appreciated

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I'm not sure how other canvas shops do it, but I know that SIS upholstry in saint cloud has special prices for specially designed fish house canvas. I picked up a 9x16 piece for $110. I got the really thick stuff though.

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avrg.joe

I have an extra 8x8 clam sleeper canvas cover. If interested, e-mail me At kteslaa@msn.com

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Ole1855

I built one like you are describing a few years ago, I made the mistake of using canvas that was too heavy, 20 oz. waxed, don't do that.
Another thing to keep in mind, make sure when you build the plywood ends that the piano hinge is attached to, make one end taller than the other that way when you fold it up the lower end folds in first and the taller one will then be able to fold all the way down.
Another point to make is DO NOT use ant type of plastic tarp, my freind did, or you will have a rain forest in side, use the lightest canvas you can get your hands on.
Just 2 cents from someone that made all these mistakes.

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Aqua Eye

I had my canvas portion of my collapsible made at SIS upholstery and it turned out great. If you go there talk to OGGIE! Don't forget vents. Mine are screened with a great velcro flap that keep the moisture from building up on the sides. Good luck and have fun-TROY

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Mykal

Canvas Craft in Anoka can help you out.

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