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How to Build a Retractable Awning

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Learn how to make and install a retractable patio shade screen; includes details on working with shade screen, grommets, and wire cable.

A while ago, I pulled off the highway in the Gulf Coast town of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Thomas Favre was born in this coastal community and still lives here with his wife Marsha. The Farves love relaxing on their front patio with their dachshund, Fidette, but by mid-day the sun can drive all three of them back inside. Thomas and Marsha invited me to stop by in hopes of finding a solution. Their idea was to  create something that they could roll out to shade the patio and keep the sun off, but could retract when things cooled off.

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