Nothing beats a fresh brand new Red sun Brella. ahhhh
Although the summer heat has not arrived full force yet,the sun here can still be brutal.
We removed some small trees(one was dying) from the front of the woman cave and I underestimated their shade capabilities!
The old umbrella , although faded, still offered the sanctuary of shade and I decided it would do perfectly on the deck of the woman cave.
I guess since I was using an old umbrella buying it a new stand was not going to happen. I went to the shop did a little plundering and found the perfect woman cave umbrella stand!
A vintage craftsman 1/4 hand drill attachment for converting your hand drill to a drill press. The Umbrella shaft fit perfectly in the mounting hardware for the drill. Mr. RTI had some pvc that made a great base mount for the umbrella using a 6 inch long carriage bolt he attached it to the base of the Craftsman drill press. Then we simply attached the drill press to the deck....
Now I have a little shade to break the heat from the morning sun. You know sometimes to make due is a cool alternative.
Have a good one!