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Wood and Aluminum Bench

DeepStream’s Mariner Bench uses the principles of sustainable design and ergonomics to create this comfortable, rugged bench. Its looks complement the Mariner garden planters, or it stands out on its own.

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DeepStream’s bench uses the same rugged construction and carries the same Lifetime Structural Warranty as Mariner planters.

Replaceable, non-marking HDPE feet prevent damage to decks and floors, while ensuring the galvanic isolation of the marine-anodized aluminum legs, which ensures the longevity of the finish.

Each part is replaceable, and the wooden slats can be quickly and easily removed for refinishing.

4-foot bench shown, custom sizes available.

Wooden Garden Planters: 7 years after

While wood-on-wood planter construction will last 3 to 5 years, DeepStream’s Mariner garden planters are engineered to last for decades, giving the lowest cost of ownership over time, and are backed with a Lifetime Structural Warranty.

If your ownership or responsibility for the building where planters will be placed will last more than five years, give serious consideration as to what it will mean in terms of cost and disruption to go back and replace or repair planters, especially on rooftops and balconies, every 3 – 5 years.

The Mariner test planter shown below, with only an initial waterproofing at our workshop, has been exposed to the Miami sun and rain for with no maintenance for seven years.Image

The same planter shown below after sanding .014″ off the face of the planks and re-waterproofing and wiping down the proprietary marine-anodized legs with mineral spirits.

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Wood-on-wood planter construction uses carpentry techniques that fasten wood to wood, and planters tear themselves apart with the expansive forces that wood exerts through repeated wet and dry cycles.

Why? Each wooden plank is cut from a different part of the tree or even different trees. This means each plank has its own differential rate of expansion and warping when wetted. This makes dimensional stability using standard wood-on-wood construction in two dimensions impossible to maintain over time, and shipbuilding techniques and maintenance are far too costly for planter construction. In addition, most wood planters lack adequate isolation from the soil and the deck or sidewalk, which promotes fresh water rot.

For centuries, wood dowels have been inserted into holes drilled into rock, then soaked with water. The expansion force of the wood is thus harnessed to crack blocks off marble and granite for construction, even though the blocks are hundreds of times thicker than the thin wooden dowel.

DeepStream uses proprietary marine anodized legs and stainless steel fasteners to clamp the wood and direct the expansionary so that the wood can expand and contract at different rates without affecting the planter’s structural integrity.  The commercial grade rigid plastic liners, mounted on an independent aluminum frame, contain the soil and prevent contact between the soil and the wood.

Aluminum legs are protected and galvanically isolated from a wet deck by using plastic, HDPE, feet.  Even stainless steel fasteners are galvanically isolated by using a proprietary dielectric paste so that they may be removed easily years later to replace parts or refinish the planter easily as shown in the before and after pictures below of a 7-year-old planter that only had the original coat of factory waterproofing and no maintenance.  This “fresh” look was achieved by sanding off just.014” of the planks exterior.

Comparison of planks after sanding and before waterproofing shown below.

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The near flawless proprietary marine anodized leg, show below, after cleaning with mineral spirits.   Disassembly for sanding was easy thanks to the proprietary dielectric paste used to prevent corrosion between the stainless steel fasteners and the aluminum leg.

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New Modern Nautique Recycling Bin or Trash Can

If you want a classically proportioned, simple, rugged, no-frills modern design that will give years of service in extreme environmental conditions, order the Nautique model with its straightforward 24-gallon bin made with recyclable HDPE with double the UV life expectancy of 15 years.

Passivated 304 Stainless Steel frame, feet, and lid mean all parts are easily recyclable.

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Nautique: New Recycling Bin or Trash Can shown with bin lid and 24 gallon HDPE bin with superior UV protection

Nautique Recycling Bin or Trash Can by DeepStreamDesign.com

Passivated 304 Stainless Steel Frame, Lid and feet combine with a 24 gallon UV resistant HDPE bin

Details of DeepStreams stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

Details of DeepStream’s stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

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Indoors or out, rectangular or round, DeepStream’s new Empire Collection makes the mundane magnificent!

A Designer’s Dream! Like its namesake, our Chameleon trash, recycling, or towel bin can change its decorative skin to blend in or stand out in any environment with an infinite variety of looks.  DeepStream can wrap your graphics shell with any of our stock graphic materials, or use the flexible graphic materials of your choice, or you can do it yourself.

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin with ChopStix snakwood and silver

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in Puzzel design with mahogany and silver

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in CrossSwau design with blond wood and silver

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with blond wood and silver with stainless steel frame and museum lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with snakewood and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with Mahogany and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with snakewood and silver with stainless steel frame and stainless steel museum lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with Mahogany and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with blond wood and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash & Recycling Bin

A Designer’s Dream!  Like its namesake, DeepStream Designs Chameleon trash, recycling, or towel bin can change its decorative skin to blend in or stand out in any environment with an infinite variety of looks.

We can wrap our graphics shell with any of our stock materials or the flexible graphic materials of your choice, or you can do it yourself.  Order the Industrial Chic model with its 24-gallon bin for a classic modern minimalist design for the most rugged or sophisticated locations.

There is a perfect model for hotels, office building, restaurants, loft space, art galleries, commercial businesses, and even outdoors.

Nice Modern Trash & Recycling Bins

Outer frame fabricated from 5/16” welded 304 stainless steel rod and flatbar with leveling feet.

Stainless Steel Trash Bin Frame by DeepStream Design

Details of DeepStreams stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

Lids with 9″ or 12″ diameter openings are thermoformed from a tough proprietary plastic similar to the plastic trays on the back of airplane seats and meets UL-94H fire specifications.

The Shoji Trash Bin has six horizontal stainless steel rings surrounding a graphics shell which encloses a 14-gallon rigid bin liner molded from 100% post-industrial LLDPE. Shown in Mirroflex Celtic Weave in Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

Nice Modern Trash Bin with the stainless steel Shoji frame by DeepStream Design

The Diminimis Trash Bin has four horizontal stainless steel rings surrounding the graphics shell which also encloses a 14-gallon rigid bin liner molded from 100% post-industrial LLDPE. Shown in 3M Di-NOC Bubinga Wood

Nice Modern Trash Bin by DeepStreamDesign.com

Industrial Chic Trash Bin uses either stainless steel frame or lid but the Graphics Shell is replaced with an industrial tough 3/16” thick 24-gallon bin molded from proprietary granite-look HDPE in 3 colors which doubles as the decorative shell.

To view other material options go to: http://www.DeepStreamDesigns.com

Modern Recycling Bins constructed using the principals of Sustainable Design

Here are two 3Form natural materials, Seagrass and Harvest with an Ivory backer, that DeepStream Designs made into outdoor recycling bins.

These bins will be going into a parking garage in Houston and are complete with passivated SS 16 Gauge Stainless Steel lids.   At our clients request they have been fitted with Smokers Stations by us at a cost lower than they could buy the Smokers Stations by themselves.

All materials used in the construction are recycled or recyclable and the individual pieces can easily be replaced should they ever be damaged or the client want to change their design!

Dual Stream 3Form Recycling Bin by DeepStream Designs

Outdoor Recycling Bin by DeepStream Designs with passivated stainless steel lid and Smokers Station

3Form dual stream outdoor recycling bin by DeepStream with passivated stainless steel lid

Adaptability: Trash & Recycling Bin Covers

The modular nature of our products creates an adaptability factor that we consider a hallmark of our sustainable design philosophy.  Why replace when you can adapt?

An example is this cover we created for a school in California committed to recycling but also home to feisty squirrels. The “weather-proof critter cover” also works well to keep out heavy rains.  If your bin is outside and you have raccoons, you might want to order your cover and lid with a low-profile slot and hasp for a lock.   Both are an easy retrofit in the field.

Recycling bin weather cover
Recycling & Trash Bin cover by DeepStream keeps rain and animals out

The hinged design is simple and robust, just like our bins.  The flap is constructed from 18-gauge stainless steel whereas the lid is 16-gauge. A robust but low profile stainless steel piano hinge attaches with flush fasteners.

The handle is a standard distance between holes so it can be replaced or customized wherever kitchen hardware is sold. If your application is near salt water or completely out in the rain, the cover, like the lid, can be ordered with the stainless steel passivated to reduce maintenance.

Trash bin weather cover
Trash & Recycling bin weather cover by DeepStream keeps rain and animals out

The only compromise we have found in the design is that simple care needs to be taken when opening the lid to replace the bags that line the inner bins. However, it is an intuitive maneuver to open the lid with one hand while holding and gently lowering the cover with the other hand.

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