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Wood Without Worry
Aluminium woodgrain, also known as ‘Wood Without Worry,’ provides the warm look of timber – retained over time – with the minimal maintenance requirements of powder coated aluminium.
Where timber requires oiling every three months to keep it at its best, simply wipe down woodgrain aluminium with a clean, damp cloth every few months as required.
Select from five beautiful shades of wood: dark to light and cool to warm.
Some Wood Without Worry battens require end caps. If this is the case, you may choose to match the end cap with the colour of the frame or batten.
Helping clients achieve a low maintenance, warm colour palette.
Moore Street, Canberra by NettleonTribe.
Aria Seat (CMA1) and Simple Bin (LB4) in Spotted Gum aluminium woodgrain battens and Textura Monument frames.
Wood Without Worry is UV and salt resistant for peace of mind.
Splash ‘n’ Play Water Park, designed by Cardno Landscape. Mall Sun Lounge (CMM-S) in Bush Cherry aluminium woodgrain battens Sable Core Ten end caps and Nigh Sky frames.
The Aria Seating System, in Wood Without Worry, encourages people to stop, linger and gather on a busy streetscape.
Belgrave Street, Kogarah by Georges River Council. Aria Seat (CMA1) and Simple Bin (LB4) in Spotted Gum aluminium woodgrain battens and Textura Monument frames.
Wood Without Worry has proven durability and vandal-resistance in high traffic conditions across Sydney’s train stations since 2015.
100+ stations for Sydney Trains and Transport for NSW. Mall DDA seat (CMM705) with Bush Cherry aluminium woodgrain battens with Palladium Silver end caps, and Palladium Silver frames.
“People keep touching it, they can’t believe it’s not timber.”– Jennifer Spratling, Centre Manager
Big Top, Kippa Ring and Upper Mt Gravatt
frequently asked questions
What is Wood Without Worry?
Wood Without Worry refers to aluminium woodgrain battens that offer a premium timber look with minimal maintenance. Compared to timber, aluminium woodgrain is stronger, more durable, fade-resistant, and only requires the occasional soapy water wash down.
How is it made?
Wood Without Worry uses a sublimation process, which embeds high-res imagery of a timber species into the powder coat, which is then baked onto the aluminium. Each batten is then coated with a super durable matte powder for further weathering, salt and humidity resistance.
What about graffiti and scratching?
Wood Without Worry is an anti-graffiti coating, which means surface scratches can be polished out and marker pen can be removed with a suitable cleaner. Deeper scratches can be remedied using colour-matched touch up paint. Spare battens are also readily available direct from the factory.
Does Wood Without Worry get hot?
No, on the contrary, Wood Without Worry battens, with the exception of Wenge, are cooler than the surrounding temperature in the summer months. It is the ideal batten choice for hot summers and locations where the urban island heat effect is a concern.
What products offer Wood Without Worry?
Wood Without Worry is available for all Street Furniture Australia products that offer battens. These include seats, benches, tables, bins and planters.
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