Materials

KEYSHIELD Finish® - Our stamp of armored excellence

The trademarked Keyshield® powder coat finish protects each piece of metal site furniture from chipping, cracking and UVA damage while providing unparalleled corrosion resistance.

Steel products are finished with a two-coat HAPS-free powder coating process applied to a 7-15 mil thickness. Substrate preparation includes sandblasting to a white finish to remove all surface contaminants. The raw product then receives a corrosion-inhibiting phosphate coating prior to the application of the powder coating. The first coat applied to the substrate is zinc-rich epoxy powder primer used exclusively on sandblasted parts. The second coat is a colored polyester powder coating. Both coats are electrostatically applied and oven cured according to powder coating manufacturing specifications to create a smooth, satin-like finish and a low-emitting non-porous armor.

While we specialize in powder coated steel, we are equally capable of customizing benches and litter receptacles with other materials such as recycled plastic, sustainable hardwood, aluminum and stainless steel.

Steel

Steel is one of the most structurally sound, dependable building materials and is used by Keystone Ridge Designs to ensure the best quality end-products reach our clients. With state-of-the-art equipment and superior, structurally-sound raw materials, our manufacturing process guarantees the utmost in commercial-grade quality. The steel that is used to manufacture our line of steel furnishings is composed of at least 25% recycled content. Certain types of steel bar used may be comprised of up to 100% recycled steel. From unformed material to each completed site furnishing, every piece of steel is crafted with the individual attention and customization it deserves. This unsurpassed metal preparation followed by a 7-15 mil thickness application of colored polyester powder coating renders an exclusive appearance and an extremely durable finish that is rust, abuse and sun-fade resistant.

Aluminum

As a light-weight alternative to steel, aluminum holds a unique luster while adding the ease of portability and a modern flare to site furnishings. The Lamplighter, Augustine, Robinson and Schenley benches incorporate aluminum leg castings. Select products can also be customized with aluminum construction. Aluminum’s stability, paired with quality craftsmanship, creates beautiful, yet practical site furnishing accents. Also, the aluminum used is comprised of approximately 97- 98% recycled aluminum scrap.

Wood-grain Aluminum

In a revolutionary powder coating process for the site furniture industry, this wood grain finish fuses high-definition photographic images on powder coated metal, showcasing realistic natural grain patterns. Get the durability of powder coated aluminum with the beautiful look of wood. No need to worry about splitting, cracking, warping or fading. A popular option for the Rosedale and Breakwater benches. This process can even extend itself to include other imagery from marble to camouflage to custom logos – all we need is an image. Visit our KeyshieldArt™ page to view samples and read more about this unique process.

Ipe Hardwood

Some site furnishings such as the Schenley and Robinson benches come with a standard option to include slats made of Ipe hardwood. Other product series can be customized to incorporate the use of Ipe. This strong, durable hardwood adds a rich warmth to complement a metal frame and comes from a sustainable source to promote responsible forestry.

Recycled Plastic

Many of our benches and litter receptacles can be customized to provide options with recycled plastic slats. Consider the benefits of recycled slats:

  • Long lasting and virtually maintenance free
  • Never needs to be treated/painted and is resistant to most graffiti
  • Does not splinter or absorb moisture
  • Resistant to salt and acids
  • Unaffected by termites, rodents, worms, marine parasites, or other insects

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