I'm trying to work out a design for a big tarp sun shade. We plan to plonk it in the middle of a field in France and it will serve as a airy & shaded dining area, chill-out spot, bushcraft work space, etc. We (my girlfriend and I) are building a house on the land and will be living on site in a couple of large canvas tents.
Here's the prelimary design so far:
Over the top of the ridge line i'm going to throw a polycotton canvas tarp (600gsm) which we're making ourselves - dimensions (6x9m) and, with lots of brass grommets, guy and stake the hell out of it! The tarp will weigh about 30kg give or take.
Before I pull the trigger on an expensive used industrial sewing machine and a big roll of fabric, can anyone see anything wrong/potentially hazardous in the design. We'll be monitoring the weather forecasts closely with respect to the building work going on anyway, so if any violent weather is ahead we can take the tarp down.
Any comments or criticisms really appreciated. Cheers!