Shade structures are found on many school yards, parks and workplaces. They make an ideal cover for playground equipment or a lunch table. Places where work is performed out doors are also good places for a shade sail or other structure.
Shade sail fabric, like Sunbrella material, is commonly used as the cover for shade structures. Steel is also used on a regular basis and on occasion you may find a wood one.
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Steel posts, strong cable and some shade sails make an attractive work area at this car wash. This could have been done with a solid cover but the fun part about working with fabric is anything is possible. The sails are custom made to any size you specify and then you are on your own to be creative.
The triangle shaped steel structure in these photos is about as unique as you can get, it also does a good job of providing afternoon shade to the picnic area.
This traditional freestanding awning style structure has the ends boxed in to provide a little extra protection from the weather. This is an all steel construction painted to match the surrounding buildings and landscape.