Offset patio umbrella base

An offset umbrella base needs to be very stable and strong to support the off-center weight and wind load of an offset market umbrella. Having a substantial footprint in combination with substantial weight leads to a stable base. Below is an example of such an offset stand. Clicking on the image will take you to …

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11 ft patio umbrella

An 11 ft patio umbrella provides a substantial amount of shade and looks great. Well constructed umbrellas of this size can be quite heavy, and given their large surface area they will need a large and heavy base to stop the wind from blowing them over. Some examples of 11 ft patio umbrellas are shown …

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Patio umbrella pulley

A patio umbrella pulley is a typical component of wood market umbrellas, and an important patio umbrella part. As seen in the above photo, the rope goes up to and around the pulley(s), and then connects to the runner hub (to which the ribs are attached). Thus allowing the canopy to be easily opened by …

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Outdoor umbrella stands

Of all the patio umbrella parts, the stand is one of the most critical parts of a market umbrella, as it holds the umbrella upright. It needs to do so despite a possibly significant wind load on the umbrella. Outdoor umbrella stands are often made of metal (typically cast iron). However, there are also plastic …

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