Martha Stewart Living, July August 2021
BAMBOO CABANA "Construct some shade with this freestanding covering, which makes lounging poolside that much better." Make this cabana yourself with our natural bamboo poles seen here in the Martha Stewart Living July/August 2021 issue.
"Nothing sounds nicer to us than swimming over to this pop-up pool cabana, but it will transform any outdoor setting—and provide shade. The walls are X-shaped bamboo supports—we used Jamali Garden Natural Bamboo Poles (jamaligarden.com) to create ours; the top is a textbook lattice. We used eight-foot poles for ours, but yours can be any size. Just be sure the sides and back of the lattice top are the same lengths as the tops of your "walls." No tools or construction skills are required; just zip-tie the poles together where they intersect, and wrap the joints with rope for a rustic finish. Knot canvas tarps—like these from Tarps Plus (from $22.50, tarpsplus.com)—into place, then kit it out. Ground your new-and-improved space with a jute rug for texture and round it out with rattan furniture lined with water- and weatherproof fabrics."