The ugly grey tone of wooden garden planters are now all the vogue, some people even have theirs pre-aged to give it the look! Whiskey barrels fall into this category. Many have used wooden planters as water gardens with great effect. There also resin ones nowadays which have the 'wood' look but don't require the preparation needed to make it watertight (for water garden uses). The size of these wooden planters makes them ideal for larger shrubs or small trees. I've even seen them used as a vegetable or herb garden, ideal for outside the kitchen door.
There are lots of different varieties of wooden planters on the net (a lot more than you'd find in any one nursery!), these are my favorites:
Planter Box Red Cedar
Checking happens as wood releases moisture, and normally occurs across or through the annual growth ...
Cedar Tub Planter 16in
was started with one goal in mind, "Build Products You Can Put Your Life In." ...
Cedar Tub Planter 22in
A Cape May Box Design Cape May Box Co. All trees harvested are replanted for ...
Phat Tommy Red Cedar Planter Box (Set of 2)
The planter boxes feature handcrafted red cedar construction.Simply add soil and your favorite plants ...
PHAT TOMMY Western Red Cedar Rectangle Planter Box
Enrich your garden or patio with a planter boxPatio furniture is made using western red ...
Handcrafted Cedar Wood Olive Green Large Decorative Truck Planter
This garden accent will give an old-fashioned feel to your yard. This handcrafted cedar wood ...
After a few weeks, easily unload all your homemade, nutritious fertilizer to nourish your vegetable ...
4x3 Cedar Arbor
4' x 3' Cedar Arbor Quality Craftsmanship & Design Add instant character to your outdoor living ...
Snug fitting construction for years of durable use. Clear Western Red Cedar Finely sanded finish ...
My favorite place to get wooden planters is at Yardiac - they have a big selection and reasonable prices.
Wooden planters from SimplyPlanters.com
| Natural Creations Square Wood Bamboo Planter |
The radiant wood finish enhances the elaborate wood craftsmanship while decorative feet add elegance to the base.
Recommended for indoor use only this dressy square planter will make a beautiful home for your artificial plants..
A perfect accent for any living room or dining room the Natural Creations Square Wood Bamboo container features an enchanting diamond design that emanates from all sides.
| Natural Creations Square Wood Bell Planter |
Smooth curves and warm undertones make the Natural Creations Square Wood Bell container an excellent accent for your great room or modern living room.
Recommended for indoor use only this sophisticated square planter will make a beautiful home for a silk flower arrangement or artificial tree..
Skillfully crafted from wood it's covered in a rich reddish-brown finish.
This eye-catching wood planter features bell-shaped sides rolled lips and a flat base.
| Gallant Storage Bench |
The padding on top makes this a perfect bench for outdoor parties too.
This bench can also double as an ice chest with the liner inside holding up to 3 cases of pop with two 10 lb bags of ice to keep everything cool.
Each Character is 2W x 3H inches..
Simple assembly is required.Personalization can be 1 - 8 characters in length.
Click on the image to see the storage bench open with liner.
Without a liner you can keep extra tools or any dry equipment you need to tuck away and with a liner you can store loose soil or small items.
For your outdoor summer enjoyment the Gallant Storage Bench is offered with or without a liner.
| Governess Storage Bench with Personalized Option |
Over time unfinished cedar left outdoors will weather to a silvery gray patina.
The oils of this resilient wood guard against insect attack and decay and their distinctive aroma acts as a mild insect repellant.
Item shown above in BuckskinchesPersonalization can be 1 - 16 characters in length.
The cushion covering is made of a heavy weather-resistant vinyl called Tonneau Tex which is similar to the material that's used for the bed covers of pickup trucks yet more flexible.
Each character measures approximately 1W x 1H inches and is in Times New Roman.About CedarCedar wood is lightweight and resistant to both cracking and moisture rot.
The top of the Governess Storage Bench has a padded cushion that is available in a variety of colors.
This cedar bench naturally repels most insects and is resistant to weather damage.
This natural process does not compromise the strength or integrity of the wood..
Oversized to suit a variety of needs the Governess Storage Bench is a sturdy and dependable outdoor accessory.
Simple assembly is required.
Cedar is a dependable choice for outdoor furniture either as a finished or unfinished wood.
| Samson Storage Bench |
Some assembly is required.Storage Box Dimensions: 32.5W x 18W x 18H inches Overall Dimensions: 35L x 20.5W x 19H inchesAdd wood storage to your outdoors for a traditional rustic accessory..
Whether you need a place to put your outdoor supplies or to store items you want quick access to this large bench has plenty of storage space.
The cedar wood is naturally repellent of insects and weather damage and will naturally develop a handsome silver patina over time.
Handsome durable storage.
The Samson Storage Bench provides space for your outdoor lawn and garden supplies children's toys or other outdoor materials.
| Juniper Storage/Beverage Box |
This smaller bench is the perfect size for limited space and comes with or without an inner lining.
If you're trying to find a small storage bin that will suit any backyard setting look no further than the Juniper Storage/Beverage Box.
No assembly required..
On those hot days you can use the lined Juniper as an ice chest holding up to 36 cans of your favorite beverage with 7 pounds of ice to keep it all cool.
The western red cedar is naturally insect-repellant and weather-resistant.