Here are our plans for an outdoor TV cabinet we built for our outdoor bar. It allows us to hang wet suits and towels on the enclosure, and also houses some of the electronics we needed to run music and cable to to the patio. The wood is standard pressure
Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.