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CORTEN PLANTERS

Using planters fabricated in Corten Steel gives your landscape a natural look, and they will continue to patina over the years.
Yard Art can help you decide if Corten Steel is the correct material, by sharing the benefits and limitations using Corten. Made in the USA.

 

Corten Planters are extremely durable

Corten is a structural steel. This makes it an extremely long lasting material when using it as a planter. The slow rate at which Corten oxidizes gives it a unique beauty that will change over time, and thrive in any weather condition. Take a look at these Steel Planters in front of a Whole Foods Market in Basalt, Colorado. If you are planning for a large Corten Steel Planter installaion, it is important to know the rust runoff will bleed onto the surface where you place them. Steel rusts, it is what steel does, and it is what makes it a beautiful material. Sealing steel will create a regrettable maintenance headache. If you would like a maintenance free rust finish for Metal Planters, then fabricating in aluminum and a powder coated rust finish is the way to go. See this Southern California condominium project using aluminum planters with a rust powder coat.


The Weathered Steel Look

Many materials attempt to replicate the rusted steel appearance, but only steel(corten or mild) provides the natural beauty that will continue to patina. Why would you want something that is pretending to be something else, when you can have the real thing. Another benefit to fabricating Corten, as opposed to pouring a mold(like fiberglass), is that you can have any size you want. Rectangles, Cylinders, Cube, or anything else your imagination harvests can be fabricated to the exact size. Custom Sized Planters prior to fabrication will have a detailed shop drawing made that can be altered. You have complete control over what the planter will look like.

Choosing the correct material for your commercial or residential planter installation is one of the first steps. Contact Yard Art today, and we will provide you with information to help you decide if Corten Steel Planters are what you need.

Visit our metal planters category to see corten steel planter designs.

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