Outdoor School Furniture Products Guide
^^ Not Mounted / Portable: Portable mounts may have surface mount holes in the legs of the furniture, but if the pieces are not secured with bolts and anchors, the furniture may be moved. Not Mounted furniture with a tubular under structure has no surface mounting holes. Portable Mount furniture may be placed on any surface.
< Surface Mount: Most surface mount fixtures have holes in the legs of the furniture for bolts to be inserted into anchors embedded in concrete. When installing, holes must be drilled into existing concrete surfaces to embed anchors for the bolts. Surface Mount furniture with tubular under structure has discs welded to the under structure which rest flat on the ground so that bolts and anchors can then be secured through the discs. Surface mount tables and benches are placed on a concrete surface.
< In-Ground Mount: In-ground mounted furniture resembles surface mounted furniture, but includes “J-Rods” to be inserted through the surface mount holes on a piece of furniture. The bottom of the J-Rod is then embedded in a hole filled with concrete. When the concrete cures, the shape of the J-Rod secures the furniture. Benches that have tubular legs and are in-ground mounted do not use J-Rods. Instead, the under structure ends in approximately 18″ of extra pipe (see far right) with a piece of flat bar welded to the bottom. A deep hole is then dug and filled with concrete. The bench is then set in the concrete to cure. In-ground mounted furniture is placed on a grass or soil surface.
Construction Styles as shown below:
Diamond Pattern 11 Gauge vertical slats 1 1/2″ wide with 3/4″ spaces between. Diamond shapes crisscross the vertical slats.
9 Gauge steel that forms a crisscross pattern.
11 Gauge steel with 1/2″ holes on staggered centers 1″ apart.
Rod Style – 1/2″ Steel rods welded to their frame.
Wire Style – Heavy-duty wire crisscross welded to their frame and formed to the shape of the product.
Welded Style – Any products fabricated by welding individual formed strips of steel together.
Outdoor furniture is covered in a copolymer-based thermoplastic powder coating. Thermoplastic is environmentally safe. The coating will not fade, crack, peel, warp, or discolor for the life of the product. Thermoplastic has the best adhesion rate of any other process. This keeps the metal base free of any corrosion possibilities. Thermoplastic is applied at a thickness of 25-30 mils. This allows maximum protection with the best possible surface. Thermoplastic can be easily repaired. Cuts are repaired by heating the affected area with an industrial heat gun. The thermoplastic will melt and rebind itself. The properties of thermoplastic also make spray painting difficult for vandals. Simply wash product with a standard industrial cleaner.
Thermoplastic on steel
The thermoplastic coating is placed over galvanized steel for the longevity of the product furnishings.
If spray paint is applied to the thermoplastic coating, it is very easy to remove using a common aerosol. Simply spray WD-40™ on the offending graffiti and watch as the dried paint is quickly eliminated from the thermoplastic surface. It’s simple and SAFE!
WD-40™ is a registered trademark of the WD-40 Company.
Steel Tube Frames
Our steel tube frames are precision manufactured from high grade mild strip steel by Allied Tube & Conduit for exceptional durability and long lasting life. The tubing is hot dip galvanized with our patented in line Flo Coat process. This process combines zinc, a conversion coating, and a clear organic polymer top coat to form a triple layer of protection against corrosion and abrasion.
Please allow 6 weeks for delivery. Most items are shipped by LTL freight carrier with tailgate delivery. The carrier will call by telephone 24-72 hours prior.