We love seeing how you customize your shade structures!

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Customer Testimonials

“Thought you might be able to use this iPhone shot of what a 20×36 shade looks like before deployment. It gets a 9 out of 10 on the ‘do more with less’ scale.”

 “I love these shade structures by the way.  We do a lot of similar outdoor festivals here in Australia and have gone through so many shade structure that get destroyed by wind etc over the years.  I brought all the kit minus the poles home with me last time and will probably bring another kit back with me this time.  I just get the poles made up here. Thanks again. I’ve suggested your shade to anyone I know who is going since we first used it in 2011.”

“Thought you might like this shot of our 20’x36′ shade in situ in Black Rock City.
It functioned perfectly for the week: packed easily, went up fast, survived all the wind with no complaints, and came down and packed up even faster. In our camp surrounded by RVs, it wasn’t even necessary to stake the corners.
What’s not to like? Thanks for a great solution at a very fair price.”

Thanks to all of our customers who’ve provided pictures and feedback!
We’ll post more eventually.

In 2013 Empire of Dirt dressed up its front shade by adding a wood facade with CNC-cut LED-lit sign, hanging flags, and solar lights to the shade structure. Photo by Jillian Northrup.

Thank you for your support!

Proceeds from Blackrock Hardware Shade Kit sales support the Empire of Dirt camp and its art including the Serpent TwinsGolden Mean, and Electrobite.

2013 shade kit sales helped us make the Serpent Twins solar powered.