Wooden Patio Umbrellas
Introduction to Wood Umbrellas
Wood umbrellas consist of poles and frames made from teak, ash, or other hardwoods, and fabric shades in various colors, styles, and patterns. A wood umbrella brings an element of classic refinement to any outdoor space, providing both decorative and functional value in commercial and residential settings. These wood style umbrellas are often referred to as market umbrellas. They are offered in varying sizes, shapes, stains, and color options, making it easy to find the exact frame and fabric combination that appeals to your personal decorating style. PatioLiving carries a diverse variety of options in this style, from top brand such as Treasure Garden and Woodard. Wooden umbrellas carry many of the same functional elements found in fiberglass and aluminum umbrellas, meaning there is no need to sacrifice on performance in order to achieve the look you want.
Benefits of Wood Umbrellas
Wooden umbrellas are naturally resistant to moisture and insects, making them suited for outdoor use. They feature center poles which come in either one or two pieces and generally measure 1.375" to 2" in diameter. While made from a solid, natural material, wood patio umbrellas still feature many of the useful features found in aluminum or fiberglass umbrellas. Available options include double pulley, push up, crank lift, and tilt functionalities. These models also feature sturdy wood rib construction, and if broken, the ribs can be easily replaced.
Decorating with Wood Umbrellas
Wooden umbrellas convey a natural, classic look that blends seamlessly with the outdoor elements. Their neutral hue can make for a subdued, stately look when paired with a neutral colored shade or add a pop of personality and serve as an element of striking contrast when a more vibrant shade color is selected. PatioLiving carries varying styles of wood dining sets and wood lounge sets crafted from a variety of hard and soft woods, with options to coordinate perfectly with each of our wood style umbrellas. For a less matchy look, wood umbrellas also pair well with Wicker Patio Furniture for a truly refined look. Sling furniture in brown and tan hues can serve to match the general tone of your umbrella while still incorporating varying materials for a more diversified look. Since your wood patio umbrella will be more susceptible to damage from the elements than aluminum or fiberglass models, we recommend keeping an umbrella cover close at hand to protect your investment from rot, splintering, and general wear when not in use.
For more information about patio umbrellas, read PatioLiving's Patio Umbrella Buying Guide to learn more about patio umbrella sizing, construction, materials, and features.