If you have outside space, you need outside furniture. If you’ve ever purchased a proper outdoor umbrella stand, you know they aren’t cheap. I saw this and thought it was a fantastic idea! And then I read the directions and decided, “This is for someone who really knows what they’re doing.” There are many steps involved and wood working skills that I don’t have. But if you have time and those skills, this is really a great idea! Umbrellas are always blowing in the wind. This doubles as a base weight and side table for your drinks. Perfect!
Here’s how to get it done, courtesy A Houseful of Handmades: