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Wood garden planters with privacy screen create a modern urban rooftop patio

DeepStream’s large modular wood garden planters anchor privacy screen walls, eliminating costly and problematic penetrations of the existing waterproof roof membrane.

Example of Wood garden planters with privacy screen on an urban rooftop patio
Wood garden planters with trellis and privacy screen create a modern rooftop patio

The best way to reduce waste and recycle is not to purchase items that will be thrown away quickly. DeepStream was founded as the result of our search for sustainably designed planters that would stand the test of time.

Trademark marine-anodized aluminum extrusions conserve the valuable wood, allowing it to weather

Matching modern wood trash and recycling bins create a modern Manhattan rooftop patio that will endure for decades.

Example of Wood garden planters with privacy screen on an urban rooftop patio
Wood garden planters with privacy screen create a modern urban rooftop patio

These wood privacy screen walls use separated wood planks held securely within DeepStream’s trademark marine-anodized structural leg extrusions. Space between the planks blocks the view, allows for cooling air flow, and reduces the force of high winds on the planter.

DeepStream’s large modular wood planters do more than hold the wood privacy screen. The wood planter boxes equipped with waterproof plastic liners provide the perfect condition for landscaping with bushes, flowers, or even trees.

DeepStream 16 rugged waterproof Planter Liners
DeepStream’s 16 rugged waterproof Planter Liners with advanced drainage

Each modular planter section’s aluminum frame supports a rugged waterproof plastic liner to contain the planting medium. DeepStream’s proprietary liners have a tapered shaped for easy replanting. They are designed with an advanced drainage system that can be directed if necessary using common threaded fittings.

Example of Wood garden planters with privacy screen on an urban rooftop patio
Modular wood garden planters anchor a privacy screen creating a urban rooftop patio

The liner within a wood planter box design leaves space to hide drip irrigation systems and directed drainage if required. The resulting airspace between the wood planter box and the plastic liner prevents solar gain from overheating the root ball.

Solar gain is a real problem on terraces, balconies, and roof decks with south- and west-facing exposures. The result of this design is that the roots remain at ambient air temperature.

Measuring planter wall temperature created by solar gain
Measuring planter wall temperature at 125 created by solar gain on a 75-degree day

Solar gain will heat any single-wall planter or pot to over 145 degrees on an 85-degree day. As a result, the root ball on the sunny side overheats, stressing the plants no matter how much water they receive.

3 out of 5 palm stems have been killed by Solar Gain Thermal Shock
3 out of 5 palm stems have been killed by Thermal Shock caused by Solar Gain.

DeepStream wood planters will also hold screen walls of any material. Glass screen wall is popular to limit access on a roof deck as a parapet wall without blocking the view. Glass also makes a good security screen wall to limit access to a pool area, while allowing visibility for safety.

Wood Planters anchor Glass Screen Wall creating a windbreak parapet wall without limiting the view
Wood Planters anchor Glass Screen Wall, creating a windbreak without limiting the view.
DeepStream planter anchored Glass Screen wall creates a Security Screen Wall between rooftop pool and lounging area
DeepStream planter-anchored Glass Screen Wall creates a Security Screen between rooftop pool and lounging area.
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Large wood garden planters with glass windbreak for sidewalk restaurant patio

planters with glass windscreen create an upscale sidewalk restaurant
DeepStream’s large rectangular wood planter with glass windbreak

Planters with glass windbreak screen walls are created by DeepStream using the principles of Sustainable Design. Use them to create upscale sidewalk restaurant patios that will extend your outdoor dining season.

Large wood garden planters with a glass windscreen do more than just create a physical space. Screen walls quiet noise, creating inviting spaces for customers to dine and linger over drinks. They also direct traffic and control access points. Large wood planters anchor the windscreen without permanently fastening to the sidewalk or pad.

planters with glass windscreen create an upscale sidewalk restaurant
DeepStream’s large rectangular wood planter with glass windbreak

The quality of these planters with glass windbreak will also give your potential customers a positive feeling about the quality of the food and interior space. Modular construction sets up quickly, and the planters can be mounted on hidden casters for mobility. Caster options allow restaurants to reconfigure the space over time to meet changing needs.  

Trademark marine-anodized aluminum legs and aircraft aluminum frame allow for a Lifetime Structural Warranty for your planters with glass windbreak. Waterproof plastic liners keep the soil from touching the wood for longevity. Carpenter-built wood planters will fall apart in a few years, wasting valuable rainforest wood, time, and money.

planters with glass windscreen create an upscale sidewalk restaurant
DeepStream’s large rectangular wood planter with glass windbreak

Reduce cost by specifying recycled plastic lumber (RPL) to replace wood. Using RPL reduces maintenance costs, as it does not require periodic refinishing like wood does, and has a a 50-year limited warranty. In addition, DeepStream’s marine-anodized legs mean that there is no paint or powder coating to fail, so planters with a glass windbreak may be pressure cleaned.

Replacing wood with recycled plastic lumber provides a commercial reason to recycle plastics such as milk bottles. Using RPL saves critical tropical rainforest trees and habitat. Which ever material you specify, DeepStream plants 50 trees in our customers’ honor for every planter and 100 trees for every recycling or trash bin purchased through the non-profit Trees for the Future.

DeepStream handcrafts other weatherproof Custom Outdoor Fixtures for restaurants, including Moden Trash and Recycling Bins.

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Sustainable Design: measure twice cut once

A key component of Sustainable Design embraced by Deepstream is adaptability. Adaptive design allows for the replacement, or reworking, of components to preserve the value and materials of an earlier design when a situation requires it.

Adaptive design may be required in advance as a design feature on projects where ongoing work will require an installation to move. As other features are added to a project, DeepStream can work with your initial plans to reconfigure existing installations. This feature has many benefits for seasonal installation of planters for a sidewalk café or a restaurant patio.

There is never a design fee and reconfiguring may not even require new parts. If new parts are required, it’s a simple job for Deepstream to add a few additional joining planks and extrusions.

The rooftop dog park, photo below, is an example where the building developer may move an entire complex structure. The aluminum frame of the Deepstream modular wood planters that hold the wood and glass screen wall and gates can easily be disassembled and reconfigured.

Screen Wall and Enclosure System

If, for any reason, fixtures ordered months earlier in a project don’t fit when finally installed, the value of adaptive design is readily apparent. A miscalculation between initial measurements and “as-built” dimensions can be corrected easily in a cost effective manner literally overnight.

The 3 photos below show an example where DeepStream’s modular planter, created with adaptive design, allowed us to accommodate an unrecorded change in dimensions. At very little cost in time, dollars, or materials, we were able to supply new planks for the middle section of the multi-section planter.

Fiberglass, metal, or concrete planters would have not been able to accommodate this type of error common on large projects.

Adaptive design allows modification of modular wood planters to adapt from  planned dimension to the actual as built measurements
A 3 section modular wood planter before adapting the planter to the as built measurements
Adaptive design allows modification of modular wood planters to adapt from  planned dimension to the actual as built measurements
The 3 section modular wood planter after adapting the planter to the as built measurements
Adaptive design allows modification of modular wood planters to adapt from  planned dimension to the actual as built measurements
The 3 section modular wood planter showing the modified middle planks and frame connecting the ends

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

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