PVC frame and vinyl-backed canvas drop cloth (Home Depot Paint Dept.) to make awning.keep the heat out in summer. I would make the drop cloth for easy removal in winter; maybe eyelets or grommets with lacing.
DIY entry table without breaking the bank. Head over to the local home improvement store and get and wood panels for the top. Several wood screws and ready for sanding. Purchase two in one poly and stain paint, do three coats and all done!