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Convertible umbrella stand / end table

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Project by Scott posted 05-20-2014 11:11 PM 1459 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this before I knew how to do a mortise and tenon, so it is just glued and screwed. I used dimensional lumber so all I had to do was cut them to length and assemble it.

I thought I would have it inside as a table whenever the umbrella wasn’t up, so I left the center tile loose, then I have a hole in the plywood top, and some support rails down below to hold the umbrella post. You could also put some weight on the lower shelf if the wind was blowing.

-- Scott in North Carolina





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trees2pens

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#1 posted 05-21-2014 12:13 PM

Nice deck table and the loose tile idea for an umbrella seems to please the dogs !!

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Scott

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#2 posted 05-21-2014 01:08 PM

The dogs will be loving it during the dog days of summer, a nice little shady spot!

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#3 posted 05-21-2014 02:53 PM

I like the tiles.

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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Scott

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#4 posted 05-21-2014 03:07 PM

Thanks, I got them free from discards at the tile store.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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