Metal planter box Trendsetter – durable with high quality
Metal planter box from the Trendsetter series is available in various sizes and formats that you use as a balcony planter box or even a regular flower box with trellis. The metal planter box consist of Corten (Corten steel planter), which is a very durable steel that contains copper. Over time this acquires a protective and attractive rusty surface through exposure to changing weather.
These pots stand up to harsh winters and have room for insulation which you nicely hide with our simple decorative frames. Metal planter box in the Trendsetter series are also available as self-watering pots with stainless steel inner parts.
Trendsetter metal planter box can with advantage be used both indoors and outdoors. With its stylish durable design our Corten steel planter perfectly fits indoor designs as well. Why not grow passion fruit from the seeds and put it outdoors during summer and indoors during winter?
Accessories for our unique Trendsetter metal planter box
With the full set up, you get unique metal planter box that with insulation, illuminated from the inside without visible cables with a self-watering system. In addition, the design of this metal planter box is easy to update as we also sell laser cut decorative frames. Furthermore, trellises are also available so you can update your pots to a flower box with trellises.
Corten steel planter – outer pot
The outer metal planter box for this Corten steel planter is made of thick maintenance-free Corten and has a folded-in top edge. This metal planter box has holes in the bottom for good drainage as well as the possibility of internal wiring to illuminate plants from below. This is very beautiful if you have, for example, a tree or grass in the pot. Imagine a rusty illuminated flower box with trellis in the evening where the plants are reflected against a nice rusty laser cut frame. A rusty Corten steel planter creates a beautiful scene with led light and green plants during evening time on your patio.
The pot is available in the following sizes:
70 cm long x 26 wide x 29 cm high,
62 x 62 x 58 cm,
110 x 45 x 50 cm,
110 x 55 x 70 cm.
Legs for this metal planter box
We recommend using the steel “pucks” that we send with our metal planter box, which are 1.5 cm high to create distance between ground/floor. There is also a variant with higher legs for our smallest flower box. Perfect for dividing different surfaces or creating lawns for, for example, a patio or an outdoor dining area. If you want higher legs for your balcony planter, we have Corten tubes in stock in other sizes.
Decorative frame in Corten for the outer pot
This balcony planter box has room for insulation. This is to give plants a chance to survive the winter and at the same time avoid too much heat during the summer. We recommend XPS 300 which you find in regular DIY stores.
To hide the insulation, you thread our decorative frame over your flower box. It not only provides a stylish interior detail, but also covers and protects your insulation. We will continuously develop new frames so that you can easily update the design of the metal planter box. This via various laser-cut patterns and trellises that match the pots. With this, we want to create a pot that will last for many years.
Metal planter box with self-watering part
The inner metal planter box with self-watering system is available as an option. These parts are made of 1.5 mm thick and exclusive stainless steel, 316 L. This system is for those who want to be able to relax when they go away and make it easier to manage plants that require a lot of moisture in your balcony planter.
Om About Corten for our metal planter box / balcony planter
Corten steel contains copper, chromium, manganese and nickel, which makes this a relatively expensive and at the same time durable material. When Corten is exposed to weather and wind, it oxidizes. A thick layer of rust forms which is self-protective and beneficial to this flower box. The copper color becomes clearer the more the steel is exposed to weather and wind. The steel goes from having a black metal color to getting a beautiful rusty surface. The oxidation process of the steel becomes noticeable already after 6 months of outdoor use. It takes about 2 years for the steel to achieve an evenly rusty surface if you do not speed up the process by, for example, brushing on salt water to this planter. Its rusty surface creates a warm atmosphere that is excellent both indoors and outdoors.
If you worry about rust stains from a flower box, you can spray matt clear lacquer on the rusty Corten to avoid rust stains.
About stainless steel for self-watering flower box
316 L stainless steel is the second most used steel after 304. 316 has more nickel than 304, which provides higher durability and can handle acid better.
In general, stainless steel 304 is a good standard choice for long durability. This is if you do not place this metal planter box/ balcony planter box near water or more exposed environments. In these cases, 316 L is better for a self-watering system even though it is about 30% more expensive than 304.
The Corten steel planter Trendsetter is completely unique of its kind. This is the metal planter box that many will envy and is worth investing in!