We believe an umbrella of the finest quality begins with the finest materials available. We use solid timber, aluminum or stainless steel for our frames. All of our wood frames are milled in our own woodshop, and all of our metal frames are fabricated by local craftsmen who meet our stringent standards. Our hubs are constructed from hardwood, aluminum, stainless steel or brass. Our arm connectors are custom fabricated in stainless steel or brass. Pay close attention to the hardware details of a lesser quality umbrella and you will immediately see the difference.