Sustainable Design: Bins
Office: 2699 Tigertail Avenue, #54, Miami, FL 33133
Sustainable Design: Planters
Looks are deceiving! What appears to be a simple wooden garden bench hides a rugged aircraft aluminum frame attached to marine anodized legs, no paint or powder coating to fail. There is also a no-maintenance version in 100% Recycled Plastic Lumber.
Available in any size from 30" to 72" long. The seat is an ergonomic 19.25" deep and set at a hight of 17.5", the arm rest is 7.5" above the seat and the seat back reclines by 10 degrees. Tropical hardwood will not heat up in the sun like a metal bench. Unlike painted or powder coatings our marine anodized aluminum frame will last for decades, even in salty marine environments.
Should your DeepStream RPL Garden Bench ever need a new seat, or any part, it can be economically replaced with our unique Core Replacement Program. Replacement is quick with easy to replace stainless steel Phillips head fasteners.
Recycled Plastic Lumber, RPL, think milk jugs and other polyethylene packaging, including industrial regrind, that would normally be destined for landfills.
RPL uses no energy or materials to maintain and never needs to be painted or stained. It will not rot, splinter or split. Go ahead and pressure clean.
Ultra-violet stabilizers are added to the lumber so colors will look as vibrant decades from now as they do today. DeepStream's test planters are going on 10 years in the Miami sun and look like new.
DeepStream Designs will, in case of damage or an unacceptable degradation in finish, replace any metal component, plastic caps, plastic feet, lid retaining straps, bungee cord, and most other components of our products at manufacturer’s cost, plus shipping, for any planter box we make. All components of our products are recyclable, so under this program, major components, such as aluminum legs and stainless steel lids must be returned to DeepStream for recycling. Please call Sheila at 305-857-0466 to make arrangements for replacement parts.
The aluminum extrusions, stainless steel lids, and fasteners used in planters that DeepStream manufactures are guaranteed for the life of the structure against defects in manufacturing, materials and workmanship. Our multi-section planter frames are guaranteed for life against structural defects.
The panels made from rigid materials or fabrics are the customer’s selection and retain the manufacturer’s warranty for those materials, which will vary by manufacturer. We will be happy to provide warranty information for products and components that we do not manufacture.
Aluminum extrusions and stainless steel fasteners have been used in the yachting industry for decades. The etched marine anodized finish of the aluminum extrusions is a durable finish, created especially for coastal environments (Alumilite 215/A41 with surface preparation C22). The 3/4" tropical hardwoods we select have been used in exterior applications such as docks, decks and boat construction for centuries. These woods have decades of life expectancy, although they can be affected by mold, mildew, dry rot and drying.
The primary failure for wooden planters is the joining of wood components to each other. Wood has been used for centuries to split stone because of its tendency to expand when wet. DeepStream has designed its products with heavy aluminum extrusions to join these components in such a way that allows the wood to expand and contract naturally to withstand the test of time. We assemble these products using a proprietary bedding compound in the wood for screw holes to prevent rot, and proprietary dielectric paste for stainless steel fasteners to aluminum extrusions to avoid galvanic action that can cause them to seize over time.
Environmental conditions and maintenance, or lack thereof, will affect the life expectancy of the finish of our products, and as such, no warranty is given on the finish, but we do offer the Core Replacement Program to assist in keeping our planters, recyclers and structures looking fresh.