Picture of How to make a beach umbrella
If you're going to the beach, you're going to need a way to escape from the cruel sun!  Here are directions that can help you build your own shade-supplying beach umbrella!

Step 1: Tools and Supplies

Picture of Tools and Supplies
For this project you're going to need:
-A bamboo pole (7+ ft.)
-9 Wooden dowels (mine are 4 ft. long)
-A Hacksaw
-A PVC coupling that can slide on the bambboo comfortably
-A Power drill
-Some strong, thin wire
-A long bolt or screw (around 4-5 inches)
-12 Eye hooks
-A screw for the umbrella top
      -A washer that fits the top screw
-Sturdy cloth (at least 5 or 6 yards)
-A sewing machine with thread
-A needle for hand sewing
yasirafzal3 years ago
The project looks really nice, will try it over the weekend.

kanthony14 years ago
AmmUnique4 years ago
What kind of cloth did you use? And what kind of cloth would you suggest? Also did you spray it with any kind of protection?Thanks for the info..
rimar20005 years ago
Good work. But that umbrella seems rather loose...
Mrklrmrk (author)  rimar20005 years ago
The canvas was acting really stiff earlier, but has since stretched out nicely and the umbrella can open up. I plan on drilling another hole higher up, which will open the umbrella more and make it tighter. So it was just an issue of fabric choice on that. :)