Mensa Corten Steel U-Plinth
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- 2mm thick Corten Steel
- Mensa U-Plinth/Pedestal
- Hollow centre perfect for storing wood
- 50cm, 70cm, 80cm, 90cm & 100cm tall
- Lifts any feature up to 150kg
- Ideal for accentuating features such as fire pits & statues, etc.
- Weathers to develop its own protective rust finish
- Will arrive in an un-weathered or partly weathered condition
- Pre-weathering service available
- These items are made to order with an approximate lead time of 6-8 weeks
- Prices for bespoke sizes & the pre-weathering service are available upon request
Dimensions & Weight (Approx.)
- VICKU1: 30 x 30 x H.50cm - 17kg
- VICKU2: 30 x 30 x H.70cm - 22kg
- VICKU3: 30 x 30 x H.90cm - 27kg
- VICKU4: 40 x 40 x H.80cm - 30kg
- VICKU5: 40 x 40 x H.100cm - 35kg
- VICKU6: 50 x 50 x H.100cm - 44kg
Corten Steel, also known as weathering steel, is a special steel originally developed for bridge building and skyscraper construction due to its incredible strength. It develops a protective, striking rust appearance on exposure to the weather, creating warm rich textures not always associated with metal. Due to the chemical composition of Corten Steel, a very dense oxidisation layer is formed during the weathering process which protects the blue steel inside. If this protective barrier is compromised, it will simply form a new skin to protect itself. Corten Steel is extremely durable and has a far higher resistance to atmospheric corrosion than other steels.
Step by Step Weathering Guide
- Stage 1 - Freshly manufactured Corten Steel. At this stage the dark oily residue coats the Corten Steel.
- Stage 2 - The oily residue is beginning to break down, as the Corten Steel begins to weather.
- Stage 3 & 4 - The “Run-Off” stage – This can take around 3-9 months depending on weather and positioning.
- Stage 5 & 6 - The final stages of the weathering process. Some “Run-Off” may still occur as the Corten Steels patina develops to a striking, more consistent appearance.
During the weathering process the Corten Steel produces carbon run off or staining to adjacent materials such as stone or concrete. To reduce this possible staining, we recommend raising the product up off the ground by using a suitable stand, blocks of wood, slabs and such like; this will prevent any direct contact with the flooring material. After the initial reactive period Corten Steel will cure and self-seal with little to no carbon run off. The weathering process of Corten Steel is integral to this product and as such we will not accept any responsibility for damage caused to surrounding materials as a result of carbon run off from Corten Steel products. Please ensure you do not place your product on any surface that may be damaged during the weathering process.