The hand-applied dry-brushing effect on the aluminum surface is just one of the notable details on the dining table. The cast top has a basket weave center, a braided perimeter, and what appears as sliced bamboo within a concentric circle. At the center is a removable monogrammed insert for an umbrella pass-through. The bottom of the base is designed with the umbrella base in mind. The stately pedestal base is attractive is the ideal support, but is also designed to accommodate the umbrella stand. However the removable monogram is attractive as the center of the top surface when choosing not to use an umbrella.