Hey, the canvas would be easy enough to replace - why not. I've included a pic of my tops, they're made of metal sheets I picked up at Home Depot in the 'metal dept.'
.... I have no idea, but it had all kinds of metal parts, for vents and things. Anyway it's only my second season, but they seem to be holding up fine thru wind, rain, snow, sun, ect. This picture was taken May of 2004 while setting up the hives, they don't normally sit right on the ground like that.
BTW, I checked out your website. All I can say is you do AMAZING work! Love your stuff. Doubt it's in my price range. Have you done any bees?
I'm in the process (very painful, life-threatening process) of remodeling my kitchen. Almost finished, but I can't find the perfect look for my backsplash. The granite countertops are going in today, and I'm leaving this afternoon for the rest of the summer. So, now the decision will be put off until Aug., but I've been searching high and low for a bee motif. The closest I've found were thru the Movarian Pottery people out in PA. They have a honeycomb border pattern I like, but I don't care for their bee tile. It's a little too plain. These are replications of antique tiles, so they have no interest in changing patterns. Anyway, if you ever do bees let me know!