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Custom Fixtures created using the principles of Sustainable Design

DeepStream Designs created flexible design components that allow it to meet customers unique requirements while using 100% recycled or recyclable and replaceable components. 

Here are two very different valet stands that use the same materials and components 

Valet Stand

Common components include stainless steel top, recycled plastic lumber, marine anodized aircraft aluminum.

Valet Stand  Valet Stand

Dark Gray weatherproof and maintenance free recycled plastic lumber is used in the large Valet Stand above and Tropical Hardwood color below.

Valet Stand Valet Stand

The same components are used to create the Locker Cabinet below

Locker Cabinate

The movable Towel Shelf with Towel Return Bins with casters below uses Cumaru wood instead of recycled plastic lumber.

Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin

Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin

   Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin

Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin

Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin

Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin

Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wood garden planters with privacy screen make a cozy Manhattan rooftop patio

Using DeepStream’s large wood garden planters with privacy screen, and matching wood trash bins, these owners have made a cozy Manhattan rooftop patio that will endure for decades.

 

Wood garden planters with privacy screen make a cozy Manhattan rooftop patio

Wood garden planters with privacy screen make a cozy Manhattan rooftop patio

Wood garden planters with privacy screen make a cozy Manhattan rooftop patio

Wood garden planters with privacy screen make a cozy Manhattan rooftop patio

 

Wood garden planters with privacy screen make a cozy Manhattan rooftop patio

Wood garden planters with privacy screen make a cozy Manhattan rooftop patio

Large wood garden planters with glass windscreen for sidewalk restaurant patio

DeepStream used the principal of Sustainable Design Large wood garden planters with glass windscreen for sidewalk restaurant patio.  Modular construction and replaceable parts  allows the owners to reconfigure the space over time to meet changing needs.  Rugged aircraft aluminum frame allows for a lifetime structural warranty while the waterproof plastic liners keep the soil from touching the wood for longevity.  All parts are recyclable when the projects life cycle ends.

 

DeepStream's large rectangular wood planter with glass windbreak

DeepStream’s large rectangular wood planter with glass windbreak

 

DeepStream's large rectangular wood planter with glass windbreak

DeepStream’s large rectangular wood planter with glass windbreak

 

DeepStream's large rectangular wood planter with glass windbreak

DeepStream’s large rectangular wood planter with glass windbreak

Recycled Plastic Lumber: Helping the world’s Rain Forests and slowing Climate Change.

In 2009, DeepStream started offering Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL) as an alternative to tropical hardwoods. While more and more of our customers have been choosing RPL over the past eight years, in 2017, RPL is being specified more often than real wood.

RPL is a win for the environment and for our customers, as RPL reduces maintenance costs while enhancing their properties and brands through the timeless beauty and environmental statement that DeepStream RPL planters and bins make.

Like many successful companies, DeepStream was created in a response to a need. While building a condominium project and reviewing the “universe” of garden planers, we found that what we wanted was not available elsewhere. Wood planters were all carpenter-built with wood-on-wood construction, and as I’ve detailed in my planter blog link, http://planterblog.com/blog/?p=1, and they just don’t last. The valuable wood harvested from the world’s rapidly diminishing rain forests is wasted, as the planters tear themselves apart and are thrown away in a few years (typically 3-4 years here in Miami).

If your project absolutely must use tropical hardwood, then specify our Mariner planter system as it is engineered with the principles of Sustainable Design to use, or even reuse, hardwood in a design that honors the wood, allowing construction that extends wood life by decades.

Harvesting tropical hardwood destroys important habitats around the world, even if “sustainably harvested,” as hardwood trees take 50 years or more to reach maturity. Like offsetting our carbon foot print by buying carbon credits, another way to reduce this impact is to replant far more trees than we use, and we do so through Trees for the Future. To date, using proceeds from the sale of our products, DeepStream has planted more than 333,000 trees in our customers’ honor, reflecting DeepStream’s commitment to the environment we are leaving for future generations.

Sustainable Design: measure twice cut once

A key component of sustainable design is adaptability. Good design allows for the replacement, or reworking, of components to preserve the value and materials of an earlier design when a situation requires it. Even if that situation arises early in the life cycle of a design.

Nowhere is that more apparent than when an error has been made on large complex projects where a miscalculation between initial measurements and “as-built” dimension means that components ordered months earlier in a project do not fit when finally installed.

You can see in this example where DeepStream’s modular planter design allowed us to cut down the lengths of planks in the middle section of a multi-section planter to accommodate an unrecorded change in dimensions at very little cost in dollars or materials.

 

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While the wood will take a week or so to fade to the match color the same design feature allows for replacement of parts or further adaptation for the life of the planter.

To put the principal of Sustainable Design to work for your project go to www.DeepStreamDesign.com

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Rugged Articulated Levelers Add Functionality

DeepStream Designs stocks two types of levelers for the bottom of products made with  Audubon legs, like the bin pictured here.  Both levelers have a maximum adjustment range of approximately 1-3/4 inches and rugged 12mm (1/2″) thick stainless steel stems with non-marking plastic footpads.rigid and articulated leveler

The pad of Rigid Leveler, at left and below, fits completely under the leg, raising the bin by 5/8”, while the Articulated Leveler, at right, has a wider foot pad that sticks out just a bit and raises the bin by 1-1/8”.  Both Levelers can be retrofitted in the field by affixing a nut inside the void designed into the bottom of the DeepStream Designs Trademark Audubon marine anodized aircraft aluminum leg.

ridgid levelerThe Rigid Leveler, above, is a lighter weight leveler with a smaller ridged floor pad for situations where the floor is generally flat but there may be different levels caused by bricks or tile that are not completely level.

articulated leveler

The Articulated Leveler, above, has a thicker and wider articulated pad that will rotate off level for situations where the bin is placed on a slope and you need to level it up, not just stabilize the leg for a lower tile or brick.

Which one do you need? If you’re placing a bin in a situation like the one shown below built with 100% recycled plastic lumber, where the brick sidewalk slopes sharply away from the building, you need the articulated leveler as a shown retrofitted on the right.

articulated levelers                  articulated leveler

Modern Wood Trash Receptacles

Wood is Warm, Wood is Natural, Wood is Modern, Wood is Durable.

DeepStream Designs creates Wood Trash Receptacles is several sizes and styles to meet many needs.

New Modern Wood Trash Receptacle

New Modern Wood Trash Receptacle

 

 

New Modern Wood Trash Receptacle

New Modern Wood Trash Receptacle

New Modern Wood Trash Receptacle

New Modern Wood Recycling and Trash Bins

 

These modern Wooden Trash Receptacles can be found in upscale hotels and shopping malls, airports, offices and even movie studios.

There are companion Wood Recycling Bins to match every style and even combination bins for up to 4 streams of recycling and trash.

DeepStream Cumuru Wood Zephyr Recycling Bin

Wood Trash and Recycling Receptacle

 

DeepStream Jatoba Zephyr Recycler

Wood Trash and Recycling Receptacle