Some things become very important at the strange time. Let’s take an example of an umbrella on a rainy day.
You didn’t bring the umbrella while going out and suddenly it starts to rain. And you mutter yourself, why you are such a stupid.
Apart from your bad day, it is entertaining to make your umbrella at home. If you are fancy enough and enjoy making everything at home then this article for you.
In this article, I will show you how can make an umbrella frame out of bamboo.
Umbrella is a good friend. Whether it is a rainy day or shiny day, an umbrella is always there to protect you.
Though umbrella used to protect from sun ray, now people use it mostly for protection from rainwater.
More than 4000 years, there is evidence that the umbrella was there and it was a part of all of the civilizations that existed on earth. But now you can see many variations of the umbrella.
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Types of Umbrella:
In the rainy season, the kinds of the umbrella are essential for protection from being wet.
For this reason, you need to make sure you are choosing the right type of umbrella. Below, I will discuss various types of an umbrella.
Classic Umbrellas are one of the common types of umbrellas in the rainy season.
Most of the people use this Classic Umbrellas in the rainy season for protecting themselves.
The specialty of these umbrellas is that you can use this for full rain coverage.
Moreover, Classic Umbrellas are ideal for your daily protection either from sun ray or rainwater.
Classic Umbrellas are not as quick as Automatic Umbrellas. You have to open and close manually with your hand.
It is another common type of umbrellas on a rainy day. For this type of umbrellas, you have an easy option to open and close.
In other words, you don’t need to open or close this manually with your hand. And this kind of umbrellas is quicker than the Classic Umbrellas.
The button helps you to open and close with a single press and thus make sure your comfort.
The Automatic Umbrellas is smaller size when folded, and they are easy to put in your handbag. You can carry these umbrellas on everywhere.
It is a problem with the big size umbrellas, isn’t it?
Pocket Umbrellas solve that problem. You can take the Pocket Umbrella with you at anywhere. You can fold it to your jacket’s pocket. It can be used in sudden rain. But it has some drawbacks.
As it is small in size, it compromises with the quality and durability of the umbrella.
High Wind Umbrellas
The types of umbrellas mentioned above are designed for normal uses. But the High Wind Umbrellas can be used in a heavy wind.
You can use this umbrella in bad weather or heavy storms. High Wind Umbrellas will give support with winds up to 55 miles/hour.
Benefits of Using Umbrella
You will feel the need of umbrella once you keep it at home mistakenly. Notably, on a rainy day, you will be in trouble.
Besides that, the umbrella is also very helpful on a sunny day too. It protects you from the sun ray.
In hot countries, the head suffers the most from the big sun ray. For this reason, using an umbrella can save the head.
Tips for Choosing Right Umbrella
Most of the people make simple mistakes when buying the track spikes. For this reason, they have to change the spikes later. Even in many cases, they end up with serious injuries.
That’s why you should keep in mind some points before you buy track spikes.
Size of Umbrella
Umbrella sheath size is the first thing you need to consider. In my opinion, a sheath of small size is problematic on a rainy day.
When you have a little sheath, it will not cover you like as the long sheath will do.
Before making your umbrella, you need to consider the sheath size so that it is large enough to cover you adequately.
If you make a small size sheath, it will not save your shoulders from the rainwater.
An umbrella that has a small sheath could be slightly problematic in the rain. Also, keep in mind that it may not cover your back. Many people make a mistake about this.
They use the umbrella without concern of the sheath size. For this reason, they fall into an unexpected situation on a rainy day.
Hardness of Frame
The hardness of the frame is one of the essential things for an umbrella. You should have a hard umbrella frame. In storm or heavy wind, your umbrella will fight with heavy wind.
In this situation, a harder shell comes into a good play. Harder frame promise to tackle the intense pressure of the wind. Besides that, it will prevent from being the umbrella flipped to the top.
And do you know what the best part about the harder frame is?
It is long lasting. On the other hand, if you don’t use a harder plate or use the less hard shell, you may have to fall into the problem in the storm.
How to Make an Umbrella Frame?
It seems that making your umbrella is hard, but it is easier than you think. You can easily make an umbrella frame at home with usual stuff. So, let’s get started.
Get the following materials ready before you start making the umbrella:
- A 7 ft long bamboo pole,
- Nine Wooden Dowels. Each of the dowels is 4 ft long,
- One Hacksaw,
- One PVC coupling. It should slide the bamboo comfortably,
- A Power drill,
- Thin but strong wire
- A long bolt or screw. 4-5 inches will be fine,
- Twelve Eye Hooks
- One fat screw for the umbrella top,
- One washer to cover the top screw
- Sturdy cloth. It needs to be 5 to 6 yards long,
- A sewing machine and
- One needle for hand sewing
First, you need to cut bamboo to make poles. You need to cut it to the right length.
The pole can be any length. It depends on you. Make sure you don’t make the pole too small otherwise you will cover fewer areas.
Cut the bamboo and make 7 ft long pole with 4 ft long spokes. You will need a solid end, and that’s why to cut one end just after the joint of bamboo.
And cut another end with an angle at sharp side. The angled end will be the mast of the umbrella.
Now it is time to make the dowels. I have already said that I will make 4 ft long dowels. So, cut the bamboos in 6 pieces of 4 ft long of each. Also, cut other six pieces of 2 ft long of each.
In this step, we will drill and fill the dowels. Now drill each of the 2 ft long dowels and screw an eye hook each of the dowels. These 2 ft long dowels will hold the main frame of the umbrella.
You also will need to drill a hole at the center of the bamboo’s flat end. It will stabilize the top screw.
We will drill the PVC coupling. We will use the PVC coupling as the umbrella slider.
First, make two big holes at the center of the coupling. One will be at the front, and another one will be at the back.
Next, drill twelve small holes at the top of the PVC coupling. The hook of the small dowels will be attached to these holes.
Now we will prepare the clothes. You have to cut the cloth and make six triangle pieces. The angle of each piece will be 50, 65, and 65 degrees.
When you join together and sew the parts, it will make a 360 degrees conical shape.
Now start sewing the clothes from long edges and reach to the top. Repeat the process until you make the sheath for the umbrella.
Put a washer at the center of the sheath. Now secure the top screw with the washer. The top screw will hold the main pole. Now slide the long dowels to the sheath.
At a 2 ft distance from the top, make a small hole between the seam and the spoke. It has to be large enough to pass the wire.
We are almost done. Now we have to assemble the slider. Connect all the small dowels to the PVC coupling’s little holes.
Now slide the PVC coupling along with the dowels to the main shaft. Next, attach all the dowels at the fabric’s side to dowels with PVC coupling side. You may need to twist a little bit.
Now it’s time to enjoy. If you connected all the dowels correctly, the umbrella should function properly.
Go out and show your friends that how awesome you are and thanks me later.