Patio Side Table from Old Umbrella Stand

Learn how to upcycle an old umbrella stand into an easy DIY patio side table!

Patio Side Table from Old Umbrella Stand
Patio Side Table from Old Umbrella Stand
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Are you on the search for DIY patio ideas? Look no further than this DIY project! Discover how to make a Patio Side Table from Old Umbrella Stand. Upcycling projects are fabulous because they are both budget-friendly and an opportunity to make something unique. Learn how to repurpose an umbrella stand, how to make a patio table top, and more with this fabulous DIY patio project. Patio side tables are an easy addition to your outdoor decor. If you have been on the search for outdoor furniture ideas, be sure to consider this awesome upcycled DIY side table tutorial.

From the blogger: "We realized one day that we had three metal umbrella stands and one lone patio umbrella. Not too sure how we found ourselves the owners of so many umbrella bases! It was time to either call in for a donation pickup, or get creative. We went down the crafty route! Using a rusted metal stand and some galvanized pipe sections, we created a simple table base and topped it with a fun striped wooden table top. It's now the perfect side table to place a cold glass of summertime lemonade!"

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Estimated Cost$31+

Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects



Materials List

  • Umbrella base
  • Wooden table top
  • Galvanized pipe floor flange fitting
  • Galvanized pipe bushing fitting
  • Galvanized pipe section
  • Bonding glue material
  • Spray paint, paint and/or stain
  • Polyurethane spray


DIY Project Instructions

  1. Insert pipe fitting sections into umbrella base stand. Be sure to purchase galvanized pipe fittings that fit into the opening of the umbrella stand.

  2. On top of galvanized pipe section, insert a pipe bushing fitting.

  3. With the base built, give it a coat of spray paint. Once dry, give the base a coat of polyurethane spray.

  4. To create the striped table top, tape off sections of the wooden top with painters tape.

  5. We used a combination of paint and stain to color the various striped sections.

  6. Once the table top is complete, cover that with a coat of polyurethane spray.

  7. Use a bonding glue to secure the wooden table top onto the pipe bushing fitting.

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Cute table.. Do you have the directions for the chairs.. very different .. Love them


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