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Umbrella Kits

Create your own paradise with our easy-install umbrella kits!

From tropical beaches to the majestic mountains, Art Thatch™ Umbrella Kits are the perfect commercial grade all-weather solution for creating thatched umbrellas. Our patent pending metal breakdown frames are designed to accept Zulu Reed™ and Baja Palm™ artificial thatch products. They can be used with other thatching products, though, if necessary. Consult a company representative for details.

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The heavy duty metal umbrella frames in our kits are constructed of hardened steel and powder coated with an attractive brown finish. Combined with all stainless steel hardware, Art Thatch™ Umbrella Kits are durable as well as wind and weather resistant.

Pair our umbrella kit with a Concrete Table with Tile Inlay for functional flare.

Umbrella Kit Sizes

We offer our metal breakdown frame kits in a variety of sizes; 7½ foot, 9 foot, and 11 foot diameters. Note that these are the overall umbrella diameters once assembled and completed with the thatch installed.


Art Thatch™ Umbrella Kits are designed as a breakdown metal frame that has been specially packed to minimize shipping charges. We've optimized weight and packaging so that our kits can be shipped via UPS or FedEx ground services, minimizing freight costs for our customers.

What's included in the Umbrella Kits

Art Thatch™ Umbrella Kits come complete with your choice of Zulu Umbrella Reed™ or Baja Umbrella Palm™, metal breakdown frame in size of your choice, all hardware (stainless steel), 6' diameter by 10' pressure treated pine lodge pole, and instruction manual.

Heavy Duty and Wind Resistant

The metal breakdown umbrella frames in our kits are constructed of hardened steel. These heavy duty frames are powder coated with an attractive dark brown finish that simulates traditional wood tones and prevents rusting. All of the hardware included in the Art Thatch™ Umbrella Kit is made of stainless steel. These touches make our metal breakdown umbrella frames ready any climate condition, from a lodge in the windy mountains to the salty breezes of a beach side resort.

Fits on Exiting Umbrella Poles

Our metal breakdown frames have a unique umbrella pole receiver built into them. The frame is designed to fit any diameter or shape of pole up to a 6 inch diameter without modification to the umbrella pole or frame. This allows the Art Thatch™ umbrella kit to top any existing pole installation.

Applications for Art Thatch™ Umbrella Kits

Whether you're creating a tropical tiki paradise or an exotic Tahitian resort, Art Thatch™ answers the demand for a realistic and sustainable synthetic thatching product. The heavy duty breakdown frames included in these umbrella kits have been optimized to work with our Zulu Umbrella Reed™ or Baja Umbrella Palm™ artificial roof thatch panels.

Attaching Art Thatch™ synthetic thatching onto the metal breakdown frame is straightforward and quick. The Zulu Reed™ and Baja Palm™ thatch panels have built in clips that allow for easy installation; simply snap them onto individual metal rings on the umbrella canopy frame.

Umbrella Kit Installation

Art Thatch™ encourages coring installation of umbrella support poles. Thatched umbrellas are most stable when set in a core drilled hole in the ground with a concrete footing, optimally either 1' to 1.5' underground or below the frost line.

Coring is not always possible, however. For an umbrella installation on an existing concrete slab or wood decks you can incorporate one of our Structural Metal Stands.

Use on the beach, at your resort, around a pool, on concrete or wooden decks and restaurant patios. Our umbrella kits are the no fuss solution to adding tropical and exotic thatched umbrellas to any landscape or interior design.