Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 22
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by scottcedartubs light weight. i doubt its life span
looks good but i am doubting its integrity after one season. I would not buy more until i test its ability to stand up over more than a year, especially if i have to move it during the year.
October 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Albi Not what I was Hoping For!
Barrel is made of wood and plastic. I thought it would have metal bands holding the barrel together. The bottom of the barrel was also made of plastic. Maybe the plastic will last longer. I should have read the description of what materials were used to make the barrel planter. The price was good for what it was. Hoping the plastic will last longer then a wooden bottom. Its my own fault. it will work. it was also smaller then I thought I would be. I didn't read over the dimensions either. I need to read more.
December 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pixiemoss Poor construction.
Poor construction. Boards aren't on tight. Very wobble. Will have to glue individual slats in pot to make it more sturdy.
April 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HappyD POOR ONLINE DESCRIPTION
I bought this barrel and 2 of the other barrels labeled "medium." There was no volume information given, and the dimensions were not at all helpful as it turned out in guesstimating whether the barrels were, in fact, the sizes I needed. They were not. They were all hugely too big. And it's a shame because it resulted in tons of extra time and work for me, for an online agent who was incrediibly helpful in finding a store that sent one of its store supervisors to my home to pick them up and for that store. So not only were they not okay, they would have been for anyone who had not been planning to make a very designed garden arrangement. They were not at all suitable for my little Christmas cacti plants and one for a couple of lavender plants.
June 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CHRISTI I love Cedar
WHEN YOU FIRST OPEN THE PACKAGE AND PULL OUT THE PLANTER, IT APPEARS TO BE
BUT WHEN YOU READ THE '''DIRECTIONS""" IT TELLS YOU THAT IT IS BUILT THAT WAY
AND IT WILL ""STURDY UP"" ONCE IT IS FILLED WITH SOIL AND YOUR PLANT.
I HAVE NOT YET PLANTED MY HIBISCUSS DWARF TREE IN THIS BUT I AM CERTAIN
THAT IT WILL BE GREAT.
IT LOOKS GREAT AND I LOVE THE SMELL OF CEDAR.
August 12, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GGregg Not Durable
They are nice but loose and the metal straps rust and eventually break. Now I have my huge, beautiful banana plant sittings in a barrel that is falling apart. So back to trying to transplant it to a more durable barrel.
October 12, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lynn Terrible Construction
I bought this product with the intention of modifying it into something slightly different. After opening the box, I immediately knew it would not work. The joints are very very loose and do not fit well together, the wood was chipped in many areas, and the metal band was loose and barely fit into the notch. If you are using this as a planter, and only hope to have it for one season it would probably work... Otherwise, I would spend my money on something that was built with more quality in mind.
July 31, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Januwine The planter is attractive.
I just got this barrel so I don't know how well it will hold up in the rainy season but it looks nice. But the metal support strips are so skimpy and narrow that I'm not sure if over time they will be able to hold the wooden slats together when the barrel is filled. Also I should have gotten a caddy to move this because it's very heavy when full. I do appreciate American made though but they could do a better job building these. Time will tell how durable this is.
October 16, 2013