A more economical and rather ingenious option, a relatively new company . Run by designer , the company’s planters are manufactured and also come in corten steel or powder-coated aluminum in a range of bright (emerald green, tomato red or bright orange), glossy finishes. Something is lost in translation with the name (the word “nice” is usually how we describe things when we’re trying to be polite) but don’t let the name fool you. The price is right, too: corten planters range from about $99 to $299, depending on size, with free shipping (some assembly is required). The website is a work-in-progress, but the product outshines the website.
Shipped in five interlocking pieces which are attached with bolts (included). Realistically, it takes two modestly adept people about 15 minutes to assemble the pieces. As with the DWR pieces, the wall and base thickness is 1/16th of an inch, which is pretty sturdy. The bases are pre-drilled with four ample holes so, once assembled, the planters are ready to go. (The website recommends putting empty plastic bottles in the bottom of the planter for “drainage” - we suggest using Packing Pearls instead.) Drain trays can also be purchased for many Nice Planters, and there are two raised track legs so the pots stand about a half inch high for better drainage.
They are also substantial, strong and oh-so reasonably priced. Add the fact that shipping is free and fast, and you have one very economical and stylish metal planter, delivered to your door by UPS.
While they are American-made, But until we have our own quality, local, off-the-shelf metal planter manufacturer here these handsome modern metal planters can provide stylish homes for your plantings.