Free plans to DIY umbrella stand inspired by Pottery Barn Chesapeake Umbrella stand.
6 – 1x2 @ 8 feet long
3 – 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 ¼” pocket hole screws
1 ¼” finish nails or screws
28 – 1x2 @ 11 ¾”
8- 1x3 @ 12 ½”
4 – 1x2 @ 19”
4 – 1x3 @ 19”
2 – 1x3 @ 19 ¼”
2 – 1x3 @ 14 ½”
8 – 1x2 @ 14 ½”
2 – 1x3 @ 19”
2 – 1x3 @ 17”
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Build two sides as shown in the diagram above. Note that a Kreg Jig is highly recommended here. If you use a single PH just make sure the joint is glued so it doesn't twist out on you later.
TIP: Drill 3/4" PHs along the edges so you can attach the other sides in step 3 with screws all hidden on the insides. Also consider drilling 3/4" PHs facing upward for attaching top in later steps too.
And build two of these guys too.
TIP: Consider drilling 3/4" PHs facing upward for attaching top in later steps.
Now attach the four sides.
Build the top as shown above. To fit an umbrella through, you notch a half circle out of each of the center 1x2 boards.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.