Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 25
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BritGirlNYC Good but I'm not 100% confident of it's stability
Overall this is a good product but I did feel the need to add cable ties so I was confident that it would not fall off the balcony. The struts that loop over the rail are not 100% sturdy and I did think that there was a falling risk. Having attached theses struts to the front of the holder and to the railing I am more confident.
I would recommend this but only with provisos.
The boxes do look great and add a bit of colour to the city.
June 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dh4645 Decent baskets.
Bought these for the wife. They expand from 24" to 26", but she only has 24" baskets in them for now. Used an extra screw to prevent any sliding just in case if the weight from the soil/water tried to pull it off the railing.
Welding could have been a little neater.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TimL Sturdy product, adjustable for different railings
I purchased this product to hold three herb pots on my porch railing, which is over-sized; the railing and decking are a synthetic product. The holder easily adjusted to fit the extra wide railing, and to ensure the pots are level. I left the width at its minimum setting, which worked well for my three pots.
July 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MrGB Too Weak for Metal Railing
This hanger collapsed in on itself and fell off the metal railing just from the weight of a 36" flower box with dirt and a little water. There isn't enough support on the bottom to keep it from bending and sliding off. It might work with a 24" box, but not when extended to 36".
September 7, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NYCgrillGal Great product for hanging baskets
This basket holder is currently set at 24 inches and holds my heavy flower boxes just fine on my balcony railing. Very sturdy and the black color looks very sleek hanging outside my window on the railing.
The only caveat is that putting it together is definitely a two person job (one to hold the basket so it doesn't fall to the ground if you're on a high floor balcony and the other person to screw the bolts onto the brackets). If you have a thicker railing, you'll have to put it together on the railing as you won't be able to just simply slide it over after it's screwed together, FYI.
May 15, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JJ411 Took a while to put it together, but it was well worth it
They did not have much in the way of instruction manuals at the store that night, (Cobraco has just a bit direction on a card) but I was able to finally fit the clever little flower box perfectly to my balcony railing.
Since it's expandability to 36" was even more than I planned for when getting potted flowers for it, I realized three was not enough, so I will need to go back to the store and get another pot. Which as just as well as I will also get another one of these flower box holders as well.
Good item, good price. The only thing I might wish for it an actual flower BOX that was 36" (most are 24") instead of a row of pots.
May 10, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by debi1 Great useful item
Just love the adjustable/expandable flower box holder as it keeps the flower box off the ground and at a height that makes it easier to work with. The only complaint I had was that it could only be ordered online and was not available in the store which would have been easier and faster for me to acquire item.
May 14, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rapan Expected it to fit my 5 7/8" balcony ledge. DOES NOT.
Last year ordered and planted 4 Cobra window boxes and they worked out beautifully. i have a thick balcony ledge (5 7/8") and wanted to find a window box holder that i wouldn't have to drill into the plaster to hang. the Cobra Kingston (F101-bz) was the only one i could find. I bought it in a bricks and mortar HD store. this year i tried to find it again and it was not so easy. there is another model, also made by Cobra, the FW2436-bz, the one i am reviewing here. theoretically it should have worked, but didn't. Don't buy it if you have a thick balcony ledge. i had no idea that it would be different, but it is just enough so, that unless i take a bolt cutter to the leveler part it won't be level as it hangs from my ledge. so now i have to take four back and have ordered 6 of the Kingstons F101-bz in case they discontinue them next year. You can't at the moment get them through the HD website so google them and move on. My plan was to do each of my three balconies yearly so as not to have such a large cash outlay. oh, well.
April 30, 2013