Palapa, referring to an open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof, is another name for umbrella. Palapa has one or two poles in the center, differing from a Tiki hut which has three to four posts. They provide shade and coolness in the summer as thatch Palapa is able to block both the sun and heat while the ordinary cloth umbrellas absorb the rays of the sun. Enjoy the look and feel of the islands in the privacy of your own back yard or patio by cooling yourself sitting under a thatched umbrella.
You don't have to have a tropical theme or a house on the beach to incorporate thatch into your design plans. Using such a soft natural material as Palm thatch fits in with any theme. Palm thatch holds up against high winds and allows heat to flow up through its leaves. The effect it will have on your yard is relaxing, surrounded by beauty.
By buying a Palapa umbrella kit, you will save hundreds of dollars by assembling it yourself rather than buying the pre-made umbrellas. The kit comes with everything pre-cut but the slats. It includes all the hardware, two thatch covers, pinewood poles and the center main pole with varying diameters and lengths to correspond to the size kit you have ordered, and detailed instructions, so you know exactly what to do. If you have a basic tool kit, then you are ready to assemble your Palapa umbrella with an average of two and a half hours of prep time, depending on the size. Smaller kits will take less time than the larger ones.
Some of the Palapa kits include a 36' round pinewood table for your Palapa umbrella. The table is made of the same pinewood the kits are made of to match perfectly with your lodge pine poles. It includes mounting brackets and will be bored with a 6' hole. The kits come with pinewood poles made of high-quality pinewood that is hand-picked. The lodge pine poles are noted for their durability, strength and unique appearance. The bark is removed by hand using two handled knives to strip the wood.
OPTIONS FOR PLACEMENT
Option #1 for placing it in soil would be to use a 3' length of PVC pipe with a 6" or 8" diameter and digging a 12" round hole in the ground placing 2ft in the ground and 1ft above ground and adding concrete. This is the sleeve for your main pole which you secure with lag screws.
Option #2 is to purchase a Palapa umbrella mounting stand, powder coated black and featured free shipping. To secure to concrete, four red head concrete legs are included to complete your order. The base is 12"x12" square, and the pipe is 12" high and has a 6" inside diameter.
VARIETY OF KITS
When ordering your kit, consider the look you want and the space you are going to put it in for maximum comfort and aesthetic appeal.
9FT COMMERCIAL GRADE PALAPA THATCH UMBRELLA KIT
Featuring a custom-made frame with two thatch umbrella covers, the center main pole is a 6in diameter and 8ft in length designed for quick and easy assembly in about one and a half hours. These are the same frames and thatching you see on beaches and at resorts. We offer better prices and better products because we do all the work ourselves. No sub-contractors.
12FT CUSTOM-MADE THATCH PALAPA UMBRELLA KIT
This kit comes with detailed instructions, two thatch covers, all hardware, pinewood poles, wood slats, rope, and main center pole. Everything is pre-cut and drilled except for the slats. The center pole is a 6in diameter by 10ft lodge pine pole. Free shipping for curb side delivery.
15FT CUSTOM-MADE THATCH PALAPA UMBRELLA KIT
For a single pole Palapa umbrella kit, this is as big as they come. Featuring all the standard pieces as our other kits except for the center pole which is larger to hold the weight of the Palapa thatch. This lodgepole is 7in in diameter and 10ft in length. The kit will last many years and withstand 60-70 mph wind speeds.
12FT DIAMETER 4 POST PALAPA KIT
Rustic wood and pre-woven tops made in mainland Mexico are a feature of this kit. The 4 support poles have a distance of 6ft between them. The pre-woven tops make them especially durable.
9FT BY 14FT TWO POLE OVAL PALAPA KIT
This beautifully styled two pole oval kit, with its rustic wood and pre-woven tops made in Mexico, is a study in beauty. Installation is as easy as digging or coring a hole, constructing the frame, and putting on the thatch covering. It features free nationwide shipping curbside.
9FT BY 16FT 2 POLE OVAL PALAPA KIT
Transform your yard, patio, pool or commercial property with your 2-pole oval Palapa umbrella. Everything comes in the kit to assemble it easily and quickly, precut and predrilled, needing only your basic toolbox.
MORE 9FT 2 POLE OVAL PALAPA KITS:
9ft by 16ft 2 pole oval Palapa kit
9ft by 18ft 2 pole oval Palapa kit
9ft by 20ft 2 pole oval Palapa kit
9ft by 22ft 2 pole oval Palapa kit
9ft by 24ft 2 pole oval Palapa kit
All kits come with everything included to build your Palapa umbrella; precut and predrilled except for the slats, all hardware, two thatch covers, pinewood poles and, in the case of these kits, two center poles, the diameter, and length custom made for the size of the kit.
12FT 2 POLE OVAL PALAPA KITS
12ft kits are available in varying sizes to fit your design needs. They are all made with natural, rustic wood and handwoven tops made in Mexico, giving them durability, strength, and beauty. The only changes in the kits would be the diameter and length of the center poles to conform to the needs of your umbrella. The sizes available are:
12ft by 14ft 2 pole oval Palapa kit
12ft by 16ft 2 pole oval Palapa kit
12ft by 18ft 2 pole oval Palapa kit
12ft by 20ft 2 pole oval Palapa kit
12ft by 22ft 2 pole oval Palapa kit
12ft by 24ft 2 pole oval Palapa kit
Other items you may be interested in include the 36in pinewood table for your umbrella, the Palapa umbrella mounting bracket, and our thatch sealer which adds longer life to your thatch material.