Star of David Gate


  • 2 x 2.5 m spars
  • 1 x 2m spar
  • 3 x 1.2m light spars
  • 4 guys
  • 4 tent pegs light line
  • 1 large skewer


Prepare two identical triangles using 6 x 1.2m light spars or bamboo canes

Put one triangle on top of the other to form a 6 pointed star and lash them together where the spars cross.

Make the gate frame using 2 x 2.5m spars and 1 x 2m spar. Tie the centres of three lengths of the light line, each approx. 3.5m long, to the centre of the 2m cross bar.

Stand the frame vertically in place and guy it out.

Knock in a large skewer at an angle at the centre point between the legs of the gate frame. It should be in the ground as far as it will go, with just the hook showing.

Tie off the six ends of the ropes to the skewer.

Hold the cane star parallel to the ground and about 1m above it. Hook each rope onto the points of the star. The tension on the ropes will hold the star in place.

This gateway can also be made with bamboo canes and elastic bands.

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