# Tipi

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In this instructable I am going to teach you how to build a tipi using PVC pipe.

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## Step 1: Materials

You will need:

8x 4.14ft of 1in. PVC

16x Slide on tee joints

16x 45 degree elbow joints

8x 10ft of 1in. PVC

8x 14.12in. of 1in. PVC

## Step 2: Making the Base

Put one slide on tee onto each of the 4.14ft pieces of PVC.

Then connect each 4.14ft piece of PVC to each other using the the 45degree elbows, this should form an octagon.

Slide the slide-on tee joint to the middle the PVC pipe

## Step 3: How to Make the Top

Put 1slide-on tee joints to each 14.12in. piece of PVC

Then connect each 14.12in. piece of PVC to each other using the 45degree elbows, this should form an octagon

Slide the slide-on tee joint to the middle the PVC pipe

## Step 4: Attaching the Top and Bottom

Make sure that the slide on tee joints are in the center of their respective pieces of PVC.

Insert one 10ft piece of PVC into each slide on tee ON THE TOP ONLY

Lay this structure down flat.

Grab two of the 10ft PVC pipes, one opposite the other.

Lift the top by the two 10ft PVC pipes

Insert the bottoms of the two 10ft PVC pieces into the two corresponding slide on tee joints on the base.

Once this is done the base should remain elevated.

Now insert the rest of the 10ft PVC pieces into their corresponding slide on tee joints on the base.

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## Discussions

When I was a kid, some friends and I made a village of tipis out of yucca poles and sheets, had a blast doing it. After we were done though, my mom got mad cause she couldn't find any of her spare sheets. lol