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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Very Nice - Very Tropical!
I was pleased to learn that, yes, it does open and close. The 9-foot model is easier because it has a pulley system (the 7-foot does not).
And, with a little bit of sawing or filing, it will fit in a standard umbrella stand. The pole is natural bamboo so depending on where the "joint" is, you might need to cut a few inches off the base. In fact, the umbrella is *very* tall, so you'll probably want to shorten it anyway (height is not adjustable).
I bought the 7' umbrella first, but I found it wasn't quite big enough to shade our Tiki Bar (it seems a little less than 7' in diameter - more like 6'. But I haven't measured it).
I ended up buying the 9' umbrella for the Bar, and I moved the 7' to our outdoor dining table.
Overall, I am very satisfied. I love them and hope they can withstand our blazing summer sun and last more than a year or two (they will be stored in winter)...
7-foot umbrella on our Tiki Bar
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9-foot umbrella - underside view
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