I am poking around in the early stage of trying to spec out a structure for 2012...
The goal would be to replace a wooden post based structure of around 1000 sq. Ideally finding a solution without the amount of effort and labor needed to survey/digpostholes/assemble/store the structure made of thick 4x4 posts with bigass lagbolts holding it together.
The shade from the old structure would likely be reused.. It's thick shadecloth and feels pretty darn heavy to me. The structure usually has one of the 4 walls tarped ground to roof, but all other surfaces sans the entry way covered in shade cloth, both ceiling and walls.
People have to be able to move around and theres big tables and other stuff that will go in the structure.. and it's a workspace that uses hanging lights so we cant have people bumping their heads on them so its gotta be a bit higher than a chill space might be able to use.
It was considered that using conduit with the easily assembled connection fittings would be quick/better,.. Attaching to the ground would be not much of a concern.. Would likely go up in hours rather than a day or two.
My concern is what is the ideal size of material to use? I do not know from any first hand experience, but It would seem to me that 1/2inch thick conduit that ive seen may not be thick enough to make a rigid structure...
What would be the choice of material that youd use for something like this? It would ideally be easily stowable and reusable year to year.. Stored at the ranch in nevada in a container.. So I presume PVC would be a big no..
Any help would be great!
this is as it was..