Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Umbrella holder

In my limited space studio garage, i need to find a way to quickly access light mods.  I've been thinking about putting up shelves for a while but have balked at the idea for unknown reasons. So today, hellbent on making the shelves from spare lumber in my shed, so I went out back.  I found some old tubing and got the idea of making umbrella holders.  The tubing was too small, I thought about grabbing some PVC pipe but had none on hand. Then I remembered we had some cups left over from my boys birthday last week.  Find a board, Grabbed some cups and Bingo! Idea was hatched.

1. Cut out bottom to plastic cups- box cutter works nice though I did try out my new multi-tool for the first time.
2. tape bottoms to prevent snags and cups from tearing apart.
Mount using Staples, from a gun, not a stapler.
3. Use a staple gun and staple cups to board. I fit 2 up top and one in the bottom.  I used a flat iron and hammer to make sure the staples were in good.
4. I had one umbrella that was too small to fit into the holder, so I found a spiderman cup.  Also ran out of duct tape and decided to make the core a holder of some sort as well.
1X6" board, length to need. 
5. Grabbed a tape measure found where I could get 2 small drywall screws in 16 inches apart (studs are 16")
6. Mount board on wall (either they didn't use 16" spacers in the wall in my garage or I just missed my measurement cause I didn't hit home-but it held nonetheless)

Hang on Wall

The nice thing about this is, the umbrellas pull through. I can grab at the bottom and tug;a one-way street, so to speak.

Job 2: a corner rack that holds shovels was sitting unused in my shed.  I washed it up, trimmed out the holes and walla:

Yeah for organization!


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