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-   -   Curtains for the bus!!! (Shades, really) (http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/curtains-for-the-bus-shades-really-808.html)

Eric von Kleist 08-10-2005 03:14 PM

Curtains for the bus!!! (Shades, really)
 
My shades are finished! Woo-hoo! They are VERY effective. Bus is much cooler, and they look much better than garbage bags! (IMHO)

There are instructions here: http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/album38?page=1

Shades up:

http://www.skoolie.net/albums/album3...hade.thumb.jpg

1/2 way up and down

http://www.skoolie.net/albums/album3..._Top.thumb.jpg

http://www.skoolie.net/albums/album3...ttom.thumb.jpg

3/4 up

http://www.skoolie.net/albums/album3...osed.thumb.jpg

The checkerboarding on the fabric is real, not a graphics artifact. It's a (synthetic) suede material, and the nap alternates directions.

If you want to take the time to build the window framing for this system, it works pretty well. The curtain rods are 1/2" CPVC, and cost a grand total of about $12.00, which is about what one "real" curtain rod could set you back. I got the suede fabric for $2.00 per yard as upholstery remnants, but the honest-to-God stainproof drapery lining set me back $2.67 a yard. I used a total of under 6 yards of each, so the entire set-up, rods, fabric, lining, cost under $40.00 for the eleven side windows that I covered in the front part of the bus.[/img]


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