Blackrock Hardware Shade Kits


We have sold out and closed the store! We will not have more until 2024. Please do not call us we are very busy finishing our build. There is lots of info on this site to help you or join the Facebook page and ask away. DO NOT CALL

Check out our new Troubleshooting your Shade page with lot of tips and tricks. 

We are proud to introduce our new KD (knock down) shade structure with some great new changes for 2023 including poles that breakdown to 62in, button locking feet / 5-ways to the leg pole and 18″ lag bolts. We are also adding a coat rack and a cute leg pole table.

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For more than fifteen years burners have trusted Blackrock Hardware to provide reliable, expandable, trip hazard-free shade on the playa. Along with supporting our camp, all proceeds are helping to pay for a complete overhaul of our newest mission- Project: EMPIRE.


  • Easy to assemble. Spend less time setting up and more time enjoying your burn.
  • No guy lines to trip over. A button lock foot attaches to each leg with a safety eye bolt to double down on keeping it in place. Oversized holes in the foot plate allow an easy and secure hold to the playa with the supplied 18″ lag bolts.
  • Expandable. Build one big structure out of everyone’s structures or add-on as your camp grows.
  • Durable. After over a decade, our first Blackrock Hardware shade kits are still in use.
  • Used by the experts. For example: Burning Man Project Founding Board Member Will Roger posted on FB

Pick Up

All orders must be picked up from our West Oakland location. Please familiarize yourself with our pick up information now. Questions can be emailed to

Sorry, we are not offering a Gerlach pick up option or shipping this year.

Once picked up the structure is yours – no returns – however, we can offer replacement parts if you find any are functionally flawed


There are no pricing tiers this year, we try to keep the prices as low as we can, and the prices shown reflect that.


All shade proceeds support the Empire of Dirt theme camp and art. We are very thankful for your contributions!

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