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    Second the "blackout cloth" from the fabric store. Tell the clerk you want the material that's used in making drapes. Cheap, easy to cut, and very effective.
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    another idea,
    do not know if you get this in the states but i used black building paper[ the stuff used to wrap timber before cladding] for my window, made a frame that fits into the inner frame of the window, overlap the edges so it covers the window surround. works great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Pritchard View Post
    If you get sticker shock at prices for fabric that is dense and dark enough to block all light, you may consider using black plastic.
    Mine is at the mid-point. It is black vinyl(ish) coated fabric. Think of the stuff on cheap pseudo-leather throw pillows.

    I don't recall what it cost. That was 1996.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLawson View Post
    Mine is at the mid-point. It is black vinyl(ish) coated fabric. Think of the stuff on cheap pseudo-leather throw pillows.

    I don't recall what it cost. That was 1996.
    That's a good idea. They used to call it Naugahyde. Now it is just vinyl-coated upholstery fabric. It should block light with one layer.

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    I'm considering making curtains from material from this site:
    http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/prod_detail_list/s

    They have 54" black out material for 6.50 by the linear yard, which seems pretty cheap.

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    If you go the black plastic route use the material available in garden stores or the garden dept of Home Depot. It is very durable and can be doubled . Get a closet pole, cut tow the sane length and staple the plastic sheet (or blackout cloth) to top and bottom. Attach "L" hooks of appropriate size above the door or window and set the pole on them when needed. When not in use just roll up like a scroll. Simple and very inexpensive.

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    sorry for the typos --cut BOTH THE SAME length

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    Nice idea with the roll. I use double black plastic from home depot but I use indutrial strength velcro to attach it to the top of the door frame. I think I'll redo it with your method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Pritchard View Post
    That's a good idea. They used to call it Naugahyde. Now it is just vinyl-coated upholstery fabric. It should block light with one layer.
    I believe the naugas went extinct in 2001.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    I believe the naugas went extinct in 2001.
    That's a loss. They were so damn cute!

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