Wood patio umbrellas, sometimes referred to as market umbrellas, are an extremely popular shade solution for your outdoor spaces. They arrived on the residential patio scene a few decades ago and have not lost their popularity over the ensuing years. Their distinctive styling offers a youthful, contemporary option for outdoor environments.
The wood pole umbrella is characterized by a hardwood pole which is usually made from teak or other hardwoods. This makes the pole resistant to insects and makes it water-repellent in addition to the inherent strength of these woods.
Wood market umbrellas frequently exhibit a market umbrella styling which means the umbrella canopy doesn’t have a vertical drop around the perimeter, also known as a skirt. The ribs of the umbrella are also crafted from wood, and the ribs extend to the very edges of the canopy. This is true of round, square, octagonal or rectangular shapes.
These umbrellas will lend your outdoor entertaining space a sense of rustic luxury with their natural elements and simple lift systems. Wood umbrellas will typically have a pulley and pin lift system — simple, efficient and effective and are a favored choice in commercial settings where they are used by both patrons and employees. Their classic shapes and simple lines make them at home in any outdoor setting – whether commercial or residential.
It is generally thought that the wood market umbrella design came from European street markets where vendors crafted them from available materials in true DIY fashion. But what sets these umbrellas apart from other outdoor shade solutions, is their attractive, yet simple design and natural materials. You will find that wood umbrellas are the favored choice for sidewalk bistros, spas and backyard patios — places that celebrate the out of doors and place a premium on the look and feel of natural wood.