Cantilever umbrellas (also known as offset umbrellas or sometimes side mount umbrellas) are beautiful, dynamic pieces of patio furniture that can elevate the decor of a deck or garden space. They seem to float unsupported in the air. Proper support of this style umbrella is key to making the whole system work. No one wants the umbrella falling over on grandma’s head during a gusty summer afternoon!
There are a variety of ways to secure an offset/cantilever umbrella, and this article will cover a few of those options and a few different circumstances. Specifically, it will focus on DIY universal weight options. For off-the-shelf cantilever umbrella bases, click here.