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.
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.
Maren (not verified)
Wed, 06/20/2012 - 15:56
Amazing! I was just pricing
Amazing! I was just pricing umbrella stands and didn't like what I was seeing. This will be perfect. And the cheapo flower pot umbrella weight is so ingenious!!
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 08:45
Um, this is awesome. I love things that multitask. What a great idea.
DLee (not verified)
Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:33
Can't wait to build this.
Can't wait to build this. How do you keep the umbrella from moving around and keep it vertical?
Thu, 12/27/2012 - 07:38
What is secret to keeping umbrella stable?
Sat, 07/23/2016 - 18:44
this is a great project. Really like how dimensions make best use of common stock. A few suggestions:
Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:48
Awesome, but check the shopping list
Great project! Built one this weekend and it was pretty simple. The shopping list will leave you short on 1x3 though. Buy and extra 6' board for the bottom apron. I just skipped that step and it still looks great!
TIP: I used 1/4 in. tile spacers ($2.50 for a bag) to make sure I had the spacing even. Made it super easy.
Thanks to Campjohn for the weighted base idea (5 Gal. bucket, concrete, and PVC pipe). My umbrella fit perfectly into a 2 in. PVC pipe.
Thanks Ana for the great website and awesome projects!