Hello friends,

Summer is here whit it’s hot and rainy days, however the DIY Man has solution for all surprises that summer holds. Today I am going to show you how to make an autdoor umbrella from your old umbrella dryer.

Materials needed:
– Old drier.
– Metal button screws.
– Oilcloth/ Cover
– Hot silicon gun.

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If you have an old dryer that is worn out or have been replaced with a new one, now is the time to give it a new life.

In general dryers are inverse umbrellas, though upside down, but in our case we will convert it into a large and beautiful garden shade.

First you need to cut the top,slid the whole mechanism and turn it upside down.

Then, screws the upper gripper ring still to the tube in order to let the lower ring to move up and down and to be able to open and close the umbrella. GOOD!

Now when you have the umbrella skeleton is time to attach the slickerto the frame with the buttonsscrews, but first cut four accurate size triangles from the fabric. They need to be screwed to the four metal arms overhead, then for a better finishuse hot siliconto glue all corners and make sure that the umbrella won’t leak.

To test for leaking pore over a water…..just in case :).

When you are finished you can sit under the umbrella with a cold beer and enjoy the weather :).

Good luck!