Savannah Series

Sperry Tents D.C., the most recent Licensed Territory, has ordered a 40′ x 60′ Savannah Series Tent.  With the success of the Savannah Series Pavilion owned by Sperry Tents Marion, it is becoming increasingly apparent that a custom wood framed tent is an important investment for extra special events and locations.

Don, our resident carpenter, started early in milling and bending the large, curved spars.  Since then, the process has mainly been a whirlwind of sanding and varnishing.  Varnishing can be an enjoyable, meditative process, but it does take time – especially when surprising rain showers pop up on an otherwise clear day.  We find that Marine Varnish provides the best finish for an outdoor structure.  The finish is resistant to the elements and very sturdy when it comes to withstanding scrapes and bruises.

With the varnishing completed (as of yesterday), we have begun work on the side walls and canopy portions of the tent.  Because the size of this tent slightly differs from the Sperry Tents Pavilion, every part has been tweaked and redesigned slightly to ensure a custom fit and the simplest possible set-up.  While these tents were originally designed to be long-term installed structures,  popularity at weekend events has encouraged us to streamline the set-up process and storage as much as possible.

The first Savannah Series tent - the Sperry Tents Marion Pavilion, harborside in Marion, MA.

Before the tent makes the long journey to its new home in Washington D.C. we will run a complete set up and inspection here at the barn. A tailored fit is essential for a tent of this size and quality, and in addition – it would be disappointing for us to send it out without seeing the results of our hard work!

The Savannah Series has been a long time in planning (years of designing and tweaking for Matt Sperry). Each unique incarnation is a joy to behold, and we are delighted by the positive feedback we have been receiving.

To see more photos of the Savannah Series, follow this link to the gallery.

Stay tuned for more photos as we move along.

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