When it gets hot (30c+) you make a shade cover and when the mosquitos come in you make a screen. Put the two needs together and shazam! You’ve got a burlap sack thing.
We bought a 24′ by 3′ roll of burlap cloth which makes about a two layered 8′ by 8.5′ piece. We think it keeps the bugs out (some must get in through the door though) and the two layers sewn together (on a sewing machine woooh!) block some sun from entering the yurt.
Cooking on the outdoor kitchen or fire pit is also essential for keeping the yurt cool these days.
Since the dome opens and closes some 18” we needed the material to be able to “stretch” but also not leave gaps where mosquitos could get in. Burlap is the way to go. When is deteriorates we can compost it!
A plant acting as a weight for one of the corners of the yurt shade cover/mosquito net. In the photo above you can see a pink bottle (near the chair) hanging from another corner of the burlap cover.
This is the inside view of the crown wheel with the start of a linseed based finish. What a beauty eh?
But how did we bend a 4 foot diameter wood ring like that? well no bending actually occured on this part of the yurt. Guess how it was done?
On the band saw jed cut the circular blade then the ring was mounted.
Then the blade was welded back to a loop.
And that’s how we got a smooth cut ring.
3 of 5 layers are cut, glued and screwed in. Super strong¡