In my honest opinion and expectation based on the price and other reviews of this product on the website, I am not impressed with the construction and overall value. I expected to receive a sturdy visible wood grain construction and brass appointments, not painted wood and brass tone finishes with a white string that operates the pulley system, the finial leaned because 2-screws were not tighten all the way down (easy fix but a heck of a workout installing, de-installing and reinstalling etc). The umbrella fabric is thin but the material itself seems to be durable.I am not impressed with overstock.com either. The credit card transaction took place on 7/8/09 and I received the umbrella exactly 3-weeks later 7/29/09, which is the deadline per the shipping policy before you are to contact the Supplier. However, this is also in conflict with what other reviewers had to say (1-2 weeks for delivery).