Our 6 inch diameter poles extend to a wood frame (wood with some metal combined.) These synthetic thatch materials are a great alternative to natural thatch. We looked long and hard for a good synthetic thatch and finally found it. The synthetic thatch looks real, but has the benefit of low maintenance and longevity.
The leg spacing is from the center of the leg to the center of an adjacent leg.
8'x8' Square Palm Tiki Hut: 7' x 7' (on center)
10'x10' Square Palm Tiki Hut: 8.5' x 8.5' (on center)
12'x12' Square Palm Tiki Hut: 10.5' x 10.5' (on center)
14'x14' Square Palm Tiki Hut: 12' x 12' (on center)
Pole spacing has been designed to maximize your space in the shade. The poles have been set to the outer edge of the roof frame. If you would like to have the pole spacing closer together, in most cased this can be easily changed with no additional customization charges. The pole spacing for the oval Tiki Hut palapas can be changed with some limitations. The width distance can be shortened (see above) but the length can not; unless the whole roof length is changed.
Palapa sizes are a rough estimate because of the following. For example: Your 12 foot round palapa will have a 11 foot frame diameter and we estimate the thatch to overhand the frame by 6 inches on all sides. If you were to measure from one side of the palapa to the other including the thatch you should measure around 12 feet. We estimate all of the Mexican Palm Palapas to have a 1 foot overhang. All our round Mexican Palapas will have a frame 1 foot smaller then the advertised overall size of the palapa.
Square hut frames are not like the round huts; frames are 8 feet, 10 feet, 12 feet and 14 feet respectively. The thatch roofing will then hang over the frame like the round; overall about 1 foot or 6 inched each side.
4 out of 5 - This means that this type of palapa is somewhat difficult to setup (compared to the simplest.)
Basic Installation Instructions
- Assemble bottom portion of hut. (legs to headers)
- Assemble top portion of huts in place or separately on ground for smaller size round huts then place on top of posts.
- Secure top portion to bottom portion
Attach thatch pieces to roof with screws*Much more detailed instructions come with kit