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Introducing qwica… Unique Way to Tell Your Story

qwicalogo1Wishbone is pleased to announce that we are now an integrator of qwica services, which allows us to link our site furnishings to online pages through QR codes.

Anyone using a smartphone can easily scan a qwica QR code on a plaque or tag, and in doing so, will quickly access wireless interactive content optimized for their mobile device. Specifically for Wishbone products, that means that you can take your memorial or commercial message to an exciting new level.

RoundqwicaTag2Check out these examples of tags and bronze plaques that can be placed on Wishbone benches and other products. They can be pre-installed on a new bench at the factory or you can retrofit them to an existing Wishbone site furnishing.

Scan these examples with your smartphone now to see how qwica can tell your story.
Either use the QR code reader built into your phone or simply download one of many free QR code reader apps available.

Whether it’s a Wishbone memorial bench, an information sign or an interactive tour, make your message interactive with qwica. Tell a bigger story using sound, pictures, text and even video—all optimized for smartphones. Click here to find out more and learn how Wishbone can help you with interactive site furnishings powered by qwica.

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Wishbone Spring 2012

New Product: FREEDOM32

Wishbone, in cooperation with Haul-All Equipment Systems in Lethbridge, Alberta produces another first - bear/animal resistant waste receptacle with foot pedal activation

It's one thing to provide a waste receptacle for the public use. It's quite another to ensure that when the garbage is in there, it stays there. Now, that is possible with the new "hands free" FREEDOM32 waste receptacle from Wishbone.

FREEDOM32 Waste Receptacle

FREEDOM32 Waste Receptacle


Municipalities spend millions on waste management; keeping streets and parks clean, and providing waste receptacles in public areas. There's nothing worse than bears (who cause the most damage) and other critters (squirrels, racoons, crows) getting into these waste receptacles and messing up the surrounding area - not only is this unsightly, but costly to municipalities as well.

Frustrated bears will go elsewhere for dinner !

FREEDOM32 Waste Receptacle


Add to that the unpleasant and unsanitary practice of flipping hidden latches or touching waste door flaps with your hands, and it was obvious that a new "hands free" and animal resistant system needed to be developed. Thanks to the experts at Haul All (who specialize in bear proof containment) and the design contributions of Wishbone, the FREEDOM32 was created. And the response by municipalities, waste management personnel and landscape architects (who really like the "look" of this amenity, with the recycled plastic siding and powder coat options) has been overwhelming.

Accepting orders today! Call 250-404-8699 for more details.

Living With Wildlife Foundation


 

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Special Promo !!

Kinsey Bench

5 FT Kingsey bench. $995


The "Bear" Facts

The FREEDOM32 Bear Proof Waste Receptacle was tested and passed the "Living with Wildlife Foundation" captive bear test August 25, 2011. It exceeded the required 60 minutes with the captive grizzly bears at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana.

"The rate of serious/fatal injuries inflicted by bears on humans in the Canadian National Parks in Alberta declined with the implementation of careful food and garbage management in the mid-1980s. Most incidents between the 1950s and early 1980's involved habituated and food-conditioned bears." (Herrero, S. and A. Higgins. In PressB. Human injuries inflicted by bears in British Columbia: 1960-1997. Ursus 11:209-216.)

We have a responsibility to protect both man and nature. The FREEDOM32 brings us closer towards meeting this responsibility.


Another industry first:


Foot pedal operation - look for this in the FREEDOM32 and other waste receptacles by Wishbone.


contact us

for product literature & pricing

Scott Hutchinson
250-404-8699
scott@sitefurniture.ca



 

Summer 2011 Newsletter



New Product Showcase

Wishbone continues to innovate - check out these new designs and applications

The BayView bench has been a huge success in the past couple years. It's priced right at under $1K, and super comfortable. We are now pleased to offer its cousin, the BayView picnic table, with similar design cues. A great looking table with incredibly easy access and egress, a big issue with many tables on the market.

BayView Picnic Table

BayView Picnic Table


40 FT Custom Bench


40 FT Bench'


At Wishbone, we custom make every piece of site furniture. So if you require something a bit odd, like a 40 FT custom bench above, or the 12 FT and 16 FT BayView benches below, we're up for the challenge.

Custom BayView Bench


Custom BayView Bench'


Consider these elongated bench applications in schools, hallways, and other large public venues.

XPotential Stair System


XP Stairs


XPotential recycled plastic is the perfect solution for outdoor stairs, border material and small retaining walls.



quicklinks:

Picnic Tables...
Benches...
Waste Receptacles...
Bike Racks...


contact us

for product literature & pricing

John Jansen
778-772-0356
john@sitefurniture.ca

Scott Hutchinson
250-404-8699
scott@sitefurniture.ca


Benda-Board - lawn edging and more...

Wishbone is proud to stock and distribute Benda-Board.

Benda-Board


Benda-Board's unique design characteristics allow it to achieve tight radiuses. Plus, it's a very green product, made with 100% recycled plastics. Comes in the color REDWOOD, along with metal and plastic accessories. 20 FT lengths mean you'll get clean lines in your landscaping projects. Benda-Board is fast becoming the standard for many municipalities - try it on your next lawn edging project.


Benda-Board


Some concrete contractors have found the secret to creating curves with ease, without the hassle of carving up 2x4's. Benda-Board scored top marks for ease of use - no issues with stripping it off the concrete.


Proud Distributors of:

Cascades Urbain Site Furnishings -- Made in Canada Check out their brand new online catalogue. Also, new product showcase at this link:

Cascades Urbain Site Furniture Photo Gallery


New technical drawings available...

For landscape architects and other specifiers - go to the "Technical Info" section of our website, and there you'll be able to view and download Revit, Google Sketchup, and PDF files of our most popular designs.


Replacement boards

Why not spruce up some of your old benches. Over time, seat and backrest boards get "tired" looking, scuffed up, damaged or discoloured. Consider replacement plastic boards with stainless steel connectors. If there is an existing bronze plaque on the bench, send the board and plaque to Wishbone, and we'll mount it on a fresh new backrest board.


Wishbone Site Furnishings  |  109 - 27090 Gloucester Way  |  Langley  |  BC  |  CANADA  |  V4W 3Y5
1.866.626.0476  www.wishboneltd.com

Get the "Step Up" on Spring...

NEW - XPotential Stair System

For Outdoor Curved and Straight Stair Runs

Problem: You have an outdoor grade that requires stairs. Treated timbers are no longer an option, and regular untreated timbers will only last so long. Once the timbers degrade, you have a liability on your hands. Concrete is not feasible. And rock is too labor intensive and unpredictable.

Solution: XPotential (XP) Stair System. XP is a recycled plastic billet (6X6) which contains auto shredder residue (recycled automobile components like door panels, consoles, dashboards, etc.) and lasts a super long time (guaranteed for 70 years). No rotting or splintering. Perfect for any outdoor, wet service condition. This product will not degrade over time, and will not leach preservatives into the surrounding soil.

XP stair tread package specs:

·         4 FT wide

·         18" steps

·         straight runs

·         30/45/90 degree radius options

XP Stair System

XP Stair System

Special Offer

140 Litre Multi Use Carts

Wishbone has available a limited supply of specially priced 140 litre carts which can be used for yard waste, recyclables, and general waste. Available in 3 colors as shown (Charcoal | Green | Blue), supply is limited. Price: $59.95 (Suggested Retail Price: $110)


140 Litre Recycle Carts

140 Litre Recycle Carts


Wishbone. Innovative designs with high recycled content. Distributors of indoor and outdoor recycling stations and receptacles.

Contact Wishbone today and kick your recycling programs into high gear.

quicklinks:

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Benches...
Waste Receptacles...
Bike Racks...
Recycled Plastic Lumber...

Spring cleaning...

While it's true that Wishbone site furnishings made with recycled plastic are vitually maintenance free, it is recommended that you occasionally take stock of the condition of the furniture, and from time to time, give them a good cleaning. Power wash, or a good scrub with a hard plastic bristle brush (potato scrubber) and mild detergent usually does the trick. Not only does this clean the dirt, grime and build up from general use, but also helps remove the outermost layer of plastic (very small fraction of an inch) that is caused by UV degradation and the elements.Make sure to tighten any loose connectors - movement of the plastic and metals caused by freeze/thaw cycles and expansion/contraction of the plastic may loosen them up. Remember not to over tighten connectors.

Benda-Board - lawn edging and more...

Wishbone is proud to stock and distribute Benda-Board.

Benda-Board

Benda-Board's unique design characteristics allow it to achieve tight radiuses. Plus, it's a very green product, made with 100% recycled plastics. Comes in the color REDWOOD, along with metal and plastic accessories. 20 FT lengths mean you'll get clean lines in your landscaping projects. Benda-Board is fast becoming the standard for many municipalities - try it on your next lawn edging project.

New Tenaj Series...

Check out the new Tenaj line up, sure to turn heads, and get people talking. A big hit with landscape architects.

Tenaj Bike Rack

Tenaj Bike Rack

Tenaj Straight Bench

Tenaj Straight Bench

contact us

for product literature & pricing John Jansen
778-772-0356
john@sitefurniture.ca Scott Hutchinson
250-404-8699
scott@sitefurniture.ca

Wishbone Site Furnishings  |  109 - 27090 Gloucester Way  |  Langley  |  BC  |  CANADA  |  V4W 3Y5
Toll Free 1.866.626.0476 or 1.604.626.0476  www.wishboneltd.com

Another step... in the right direction

September 2009 Newsletter


Another step...
in the right direction

Wishbone's New Recycling Station (Prototype Only)

Similar to our Modena solid top waste receptacle, the Recycling Station takes that product a step further, giving customers flexiblity in what they would like to collect. The Recycling Station can be customized (hole size, shape, wording) to suit any requirements. We are still soliciting feedback from customers and would value your input.

Modena Recycling Station

Modena Recycling Station


Modena and Beselt Solid Top Waste Receptacles


The Modena and Beselt lines of receptacles keep the rain and bugs out, and come with an optional foot pedal to open the swing door - a more sanitary approach for the public. An opening side door makes it easy for maintenance folks to access the liner.

Black on Black


Modena 'Black on Black'


Henry Ford quotes himself as saying "Any customer can have a car painted any colour he wants so long as it is black." While painting metal bench frames black is traditional, and looks sharp even when paired with black recycled plastic boards as shown above, Wishbone customers have many options when it comes to colour of frames... and we'll even color match to suit other site furnishings, buildings or lamps standards. Recycled plastic board colors are shown below.

Cascades Replast Color Options




Wishbone is the industry leader in the production and distribution of durable municipal grade site furnishings made with recycled components. Every piece of our benches, receptacles and picnic tables is sustainably constructed by transforming household waste such as milk jugs and pop cans into functional, long lasting furniture for your park, school, business, or personal residence.

quicklinks:

Picnic Tables...
Benches...
Waste Receptacles...
Bike Racks...


contact us

for product literature & pricing

John Jansen
778-772-0356
john@sitefurniture.ca

Scott Hutchinson
250-404-8699
scott@sitefurniture.ca


Benda-Board - lawn edging and more...

Wishbone is proud to stock and distribute Benda-Board.

Benda-Board


Benda-Board's unique design characteristics allow it to achieve tight radiuses. Plus, it's a very green product, made with 100% recycled plastics. Comes in the color REDWOOD, along with metal and plastic accessories. 20 FT lengths mean you'll get clean lines in your landscaping projects. Benda-Board is fast becoming the standard for many municipalities - try it on your next lawn edging project.


Benda-Board


Some concrete contractors have found the secret to creating curves with ease, without the hassle of carving up 2x4's. Benda-Board scored top marks for ease of use - no issues with stripping it off the concrete.


Proud Distributors of:

Cascades Urbain Site Furnishings -- Made in Canada


New technical drawings available...

For landscape architects and other specifiers - go to the "resources" section of our website, and there you'll be able to view and download Revit, Google Sketchup, and PDF files of our most popular designs.


that's gotta hurt !!

Park officials in China have found a way to stop people from hogging their benches for too long - by fitting steel spikes on a coin-operated timer...

Can you say "ouch"!?


Wishbone Site Furnishings  |  109 - 27090 Gloucester Way  |  Langley  |  BC  |  CANADA  |  V4W 3Y5
1.866.626.0476  www.wishboneltd.com

Taking a Good Thing And Making it Better

Tried and True Bench Designs... With a Twist

The "Full Frame" bench (now rebranded as the "Rutherford") has been the workhorse of Wishbone for a number of years. Municipalities like its full metal frame, robust design, and exceptional track record. And now it comes in a "Wide Body" format. Placing an angle on the armrest give the appearance that there is more room on the bench, and it actually "feels better" when you sit near an armrest.

Modena, 5 FT all metal bench. $1295

 

Modena

Encourage Recycling... at the Source

What Every Waste Receptacle Should Have

There's a buzz surrounding this latest innovation. With more municipalities getting on board with recycling programs, decisions are being made, and budgets set aside, to manage recycling efforts in their communities. Rather than purchase expensive recycling containers just for bottles and cans, why not consider this economical approach - the Wishbone Bottle and Can Recycler.

Bottle and Can Recycler
$80 (Square) and $90 (Round), volume discounts available

Bottle and Can Recycler


Recycler mounted to Waste Receptacle

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