Outdoor Play Furniture
Schools are often seen as serious places, and kids have different needs than adults; they’re more curious, playful, and like to be challenged. Which is why it’s important that their environment is enriching and fun – outdoor play furniture is a great option. A local primary school in Glasgow were looking for some play and learning equipment for their playground. The weather in Glasgow isn’t particularly uplifting during the colder seasons, so the school wanted some vibrant furniture that would also tolerate the various weather conditions and frequent use. They approached Glasgow Wood for their needs.
Glasgow Wood is a charity and social enterprise who are a member of the Community Wood Recycling network. Their mission is to create a more healthy and sustainable population by keeping more timber in circulation by repurposing wood, and offering volunteering opportunities to people in the local community. Glasgow Wood runs a wood waste collections service and offers bespoke custom furniture and outdoor structures for both private and community organisations and businesses. Providing all of these services exemplifies the organisation’s ethos to be as environmentally and socially conscious as possible.
A Sustainable Hard-Wearing Finish
A school environment puts different demands on furniture than a home environment: kids are especially hard on outdoor play furniture which is used extensively during lunch breaks. It is important that this furniture withstands bad weather conditions and play activities. When it comes to outdoor play furniture, there are requirements in terms of sustainability — it’s important that it supports the green goals of many schools today. Which is why Glasgow Wood was the ideal company to help with the school’s needs.
Both Country Colour and Garden colour are ideal for outdoor play furniture. Both can withstand harsh weather conditions often seen in Glasgow. Country Colour is based on natural plant oils and offers 19 stunning colours with a coverage of 26m2. Garden Colour is a water based finish which offers the convenience of being sprayable with 15 colours and a coverage of 16m2. The colours and durability offered by both products make for a great choice when it comes to exterior wood.
“We use Osmo for its quality, durability and breathability, and also because it matches our ethos as an organisation. With the right care, our products last much longer than alternative finishes and they really allow the quality of the wood to shine through. We predominantly use reclaimed scaffold boards which are full of character from their past life. With a coat of clear UV-Protection Oil on any of our outdoor products it’s amazing the range of shades which are revealed.”
Lucy Watkins, Glasgow Wood Communications & Marketing