“What sets Cor-ten apart from regular steel—and one of its biggest benefits in the garden—is that it becomes harder and stronger when exposed to weather over time,”
“Cor-ten is the trade name of a material manufactured by US Steel. But, like Kleenex, the copyrighted name is now commonly invoked to refer to a whole category of products. In Cor-ten’s case, that’s any steel that develops a protective layer of rust when exposed to weather,” she says.
Frost- and crack-resistant, this metal will develop an attractive surface patina but will never rust through. We’ve rounded up 10 stylish hardscape and garden elements—from planters on wheels to metal frames for raised garden beds.
A Nice Corten Square Planter has drainage holes, comes in two sizes and can be customized, with or without casters. Prices range from $199.99 to $349.99, depending on the model at Nice Planter.Corten Steel planter beds do not ship pre-weathered and will arrive with the bare steel finish which will have to weather over time to develop a golden brown rust color and texture.
Low and Long. The Corten Steel Long Box planter can be used as an accent piece for an outdoor deck or can provide interest to a rooftop patio. Featuring a rusted patina finish and a modern rectangular design, the Long Box planter is ideal as a patio accent or as a garden focal point. Crafted from a thick gauge, fully seam welded Corten Steel base, all Corten Steel planters are proven to resist weather related issues such as cracking in both winter and summer months. The planter’s Corten Steel base ensures that the structure will only exhibit surface rust for aesthetic purposes and never rust through over time. Given this added durability, Corten Steel planters are ideal in both residential and commercial settings. In addition, all Corten Steel planters are equipped with styrofoam insulation to help ensure that plants stay healthy in both hot and cold extremes. With a Veradek product you can rest assured that you are receiving the balance of design, durability and convenience.
Note: All Corten Steel planters are shipped in their raw, unrusted state.
Equipped with insulation for root protection during harsh winter and summer months
Equipped with riser feet to allow for optimal drainage and aeration
Frost and crack resistant for colder climates
Fully hand welded by expert craftsmen
Fully seam welded using thick gauge corten steel
Drainage Holes: Yes
Long Box Large – L 38” W 15″ H 16”
Long Box Medium – L 32” W 10″ H 16”
Long Box Small – L 25” W 11″ H 13”