Paul D. Otter
It is an old saying that " all things come to him who waits," but many acquire "things" after they have secured the purchasing power. The handy man's wife acquires many articles after patient waiting on her husband's ability to " just get around to it,", The umbrella stand, while not of vital importance, is not the least of many articles that some day we will get around to having. Meanwhile in the more pioneer days of home building the corner of the wall in the hall supported the umbrellas at various unsightly angles.
For the large family, the pattern shown in Fig. 1 will fulfil all requirements. The perforated center adjoining the middle part is cut from one length of board and the edges doweled and glued to each side of the post and flush with the front face. To the outer edges is secured the back part, as shown, entering the block corner seen in the side and front views. Before the divisions are placed, a 1/8 in. batten should span the back part across the front of the post and between the back corner blocks, being glued and firmly secured to each piece by brads. This will insure greater strength for the four-part back.
The bottom of the base is floored and may be zinc lined, or the bottom may have grooves running to the center hole, in which a pan is placed to receive the running water that may drip from the umbrellas. Inasmuch as umbrellas properly cared for should be opened out to dry, pans in the homes are hardly needed. Fig. 2 is planned for four compartments, but its entire length may be shortened for three openings if desired.
For a small stand Fig. 3 will be found serviceable to go in a certain corner. The arrangement for the top is the same as shown in the plan, compartment being built around a 2 1/2. in. square post and the sides set in 1 1/2 in. square blocks with chamfered edges. A dull oil finish will be found most satisfactory to apply to this character of furniture.-" Carpentry and Building."