Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 11
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by avidgardner Great Value!
These planters were easy to assemble and look great. I had asked my husband to make some planters for me last year and he never got around to it. So glad we ordered them this year instead of trying to build them on our own. Note: If you have an electric screwdriver you can assemble one in 10 minutes.
April 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rgalinab Almost perfect
The only thing that made me not rate this a 5* is the bottom. There are 3 wooden pieces that just don't quite cover the bottom of the planter. If this was on the ground it would be fine, but I have it on the deck of an apartment that I am renting, so I need the bottom to do a better job of holding in the soil! Since the pieces have draining holes in them, I am not quite sure why they don't cover the entire bottom, but it looks great! And does a good job for the price.
(Also, could not get one of the corner screws to screw in all the way.)
November 5, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jak1 Great looking planter
After reading the other reviews, I was a little more prepared for putting together the planters. Do NOT try to assemble them with a hand screwdriver...I used my battery-powered screw gun and the assembly was very easy. Also, since a lot of people complained about the warping of the bottom panels after getting wet, I sealed them and the entire planter with deck sealer after completing my deck. Don't know how effective that will be since it has not rained yet, nor have I watered the plants more than once so far. Also, instead of filling the planters with soil, I planted my flowers in individual 10" pots and inserted them into the planters. Works well, looks great and I can move the planters around since they're not full of soil and too heavy.
May 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Theresa Nice looking; easy assembly.
Nice looking, easy to assemble planters. A very good value. The finish looks good, yet looks like a stain that does not go very deep. We'll see how it looks after a year of weathering.
The corners screw together from both sides for a nice, secure fit. Easy instructions.
We assembled these and put them outside a week before we had a chance to fill them. It rained, making the bottom pieces (which simply sit down inside the box with gaps to allow for swelling...) swell to the point of buckling, causing one to split. After they dried, they shrank back to their dry size. The split isn't a problem, as the bottom is already in three loose pieces (now four :) ) anyway. We assume this would not have been a problem had we filled them to weigh them down before the rain.
December 7, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BklynGardener Beautiful and Sturdy
I bought three of these beautiful planters this spring, and now, at the end of the summer, they're still going strong. I have received many compliments on their looks. I did two things that I think were helpful and would recommend for them to perform as well as they have: 1. Staple in some heavy plastic sheeting, so the wood is more of a frame than an actual container. (I made sure to cut slits in the sheeting above where the drainage holes in the planter were!) 2. Put the planters down not directly on the concrete. I put something akin to bricks underneath the planters, making sure to support the frame, not just push up on the bottom slats. (I used three 1" x 1" x 12" strips of rubber cut from a patio tile.) I bet they'll last many years. I couldn't have made a better purchase.
September 13, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hawkdriver Splitting problems
Wood used,(Cedar), is good. Planters are attractive, but production sawing with repect to the grain is poor.
After exposure to rain, top rails split lengthwise producing sharp chards poking up and to the sides.
Bottoms warp and split.
Bottom line: The cost of Cedar is so high, it is very likely these planters are much less expensive already made, then making your own.
May 22, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by valskye 40" length for ready-made(very good) Depth of 12" (excellent for plant roots to develope)
This product in the rough- though easy to put together is really not ready yet for outdoors. I had to water-proof (used plant safe type) both planters entirely. Once they were water-proofed they looked really nice. As they have been outdoors, newly planted for only 1 month, I'll wait and see before I give a definitive opinion.
June 12, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tatiana Good looking, but...
I have four of these in my backyard. They were easy to put together and look pretty good. However, the bottoms (inserts) warped and broke into pieces when they got wet! Not a good choice for use on a patio.
April 3, 2012