Build your patio a side table/umbrella stand. This is an awesome combination!! Double duty outdoor furniture. Free downloadable plans at the link.
Here is a quick and easy project for you to build. All you need is one 8 foot 1 x 8 board. Free plans for this umbrella stand are provided at the link.
If you are short on space but have a few umbrellas, then this umbrella holder is for you. A quick and easy build.