Wood Framed Hexayurt Inspired Featherweight Panel (3.5-5kg)
I did a bit of research on the excellent HEXAYURT shelter. A masterpiece of simplicity from Vinay Gupta the Inventor . He has some very informative videos. on a wide range of subjects.
Inspired by a posive email reply from Vinay, I thought I would have a go at a featherweight panel using other offcuts from the door factory (Rough prototype 1 in pic ).
Off cuts are from the inside of a specialist panel. Weight is 3.5-5kg, as panel / mdf width varies
I did a 1 yr outside test where panel was exposed to all weathers . Aparet from a few mm swelling of mdf edge , the panel was fine. A edge coating of paint might stop this.
The outer frame is 30mm thick & 1800mm +/- high . Composite with outer skin of plastic both sides, then 6mm or 9mm mdf, polystrene or rigid foam core.
The cross bracing is single sking plastic approx 3mm, a door side off cut, strong in tension.
I have put 3 screws in corners, but would like use small bolts & washers. The cross strips will extend a bit at bottom, as well as top to attach roof panels, and for ground tethering.
The shelter is designed to be covered in fabric or a tarp.