I wrote about it a while back and, yes, we're using the umbrella stand for our old patio table as the base for it and it's quite solid and sturdy even in the winds we get out here.
It's kind of soothing to get things out there. Best of all our laundry is done faster in overall time, as we can just wash a load, hang it, wash a load and hang it and then do the third load and hang it well before the dryer used to get done with one load. Then, at our leisure, later in the day, we take it all down and do the usual folding bits.
I'll admit that towels are not as comfy after. I'll have to work on that. *grin*