Archive for the ‘Park Bench’ Category

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park – TimberSIL wood bridge #2

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Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park – TimberSIL wood bridge #1

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TimberSIL wood potting tables

Stanford Alumni “Beyond the Farm” Day of Service

The Stanford Alumni team built five potting tables, one large picnic bench and planted 20 blueberry plants, assorted edible flowers and citrus trees for Homeboy Industries and The Homegirl Café. Homeboy Industries assists at-risk and formerly gang involved youth to become positive and contributing members of society through job placement, training and education. Homegirl Café, a division of Homeboy Industries, offers a one year training program within the food and service industry, empowering young people to redirect their lives and providing them with hope for their futures.

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Work Stopped For Winter. TimberSIL Bridge in process…

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park

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TimberSIL wood folding park / sun bench

Malibu, CA

Here is a very nice and versatile folding wood bench built with TimberSIL wood. As shown below it can be used to lay flat, fold up for a park bench style or a sun bench style.

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Built by Ray the handy man: (310) 457-5838

Non-Toxic Wood Raised Garden Beds

TimberSIL® wood 4×4’s used to construct raised vegetable garden beds in the Solano Canyon Community Garden in Downtown Los Angeles, next to the 101 freeway. FedEx and The LA Conservation Corps donated workers to install the replacement beds.

The Solano Canyon Community Garden is almost five acres in size.  Two thirds of the space is devoted to an orchard and hillside planting beds for non local farmers. The remainder consists of common areas and 30 individual garden plots.

TimberSIL® wood was chosen for its non-toxic rot and insect resistance, using glass rather than pesticides to protect the wood fiber from bugs and fungus. Unlike conventional  pressure treated wood (pesticidel), TimberSIL® can be installed directly in the ground without leaching toxic chemicals into the soil. TimberSIL® is the only EPA approved product of its kind. This is especially important in an application like this where food is grown in close proximity to the wood. (read the warning labels on pressure treated wood, DO NOT use pressure-treated wood in circumstances where the preservative may become a component of food, ie: raised beds)

The Garden Master was quoted saying “We are a poor non-profit and even though TimberSIL® is more expensive, it’s cost effective in the long run to pay a higher price now because the cost of continually replacing beds is far greater.”  Adding “I heard of TimberSIL® just over a year ago on the radio, it sounded like such a great product we decided to try it out on a single bed as a test. One year later that bed is the nicest looking bed in the garden and surprisingly it seems TimberSIL is too hard for even gofers to chew through. The TimberSIL® raised bed was the only one in the entire garden that didn’t have any gopher damage.”

Wow TimberSIL® is gopher resistant too, I like it!

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TimberSIL® Deck – Children’s Aquarium, Dallas, TX

The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park has closed for an extensive remodeling. The historic art deco facility will be redesigned and renamed The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. It is scheduled to reopen in 2010.

They are remodeling the Aquarium with the needs of families with small children in mind. Gregg Hudson, executive director of The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park and the Dallas Zoo, said “The smaller size of the facility is ideal for young kids, and they are going to love the colorful exhibits and child-friendly features we have in store.”

TimberSIL® glass fortified wood is used on this deck as a non-toxic alternative to conventional pressure treated wood that uses copper and arsenic to fend off pests. TimberSIL® is much safer for children to be around and playing on, TimberSIL® is the only EPA approved preserved wood product, stopping pests with only the use of a physical barrier and WITHOUT THE USE OF PESTICIDES. The  warning labels on conventional pressure treated wood clearly state it should  be kept away from food and handled with gloves at all times, that was just not an option in this play area. Kids will be kids and they will be crawling over this deck so it needed to be safe.

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Photo’s provided by:
Shake & Shingle Supply Inc., Dallas
200 East Beltline Road
Coppell, TX 75019