Corten Steel Cube Planter (Ready Rusted)
Our spectacular pre weathered Corten Steel Cube Planters ensure gardens are transformed through adding a bright, stylish look. Their warm, coppery colours add a modern demeanour to any space, as well as being perfectly practical. Being made of weathering steel, they have a protective layer which means there is no additional maintenance other than simply putting them in your garden! These metal planters are extremely long lasting, which means they have impressive endurance as well as a stunning, contemporary, rustic look. This boundless material also pairs exceptionally well with all types of greenery, with the cubic design implementing a feeling of a sleek, well-kept garden. Our range of available sizes (40cm, 50cm and 60cm) cater to a wide variety of small trees and shrubs that will enhance an outdoor space. Whether you choose one planter or a combination of various sizes, you can create a picturesque arrangement that will complement any garden.
- Protective coating of rust
- Variety of available sizes- 40cm, 50cm, 60cm
- Welded construction
- Extremely long lasting
- Maintenance free
- Drainage holes
What is Corten Steel?
Created in the United States in 1939, Corten or Weathering Steel is an alloy that forms a natural rust coating over time as it is exposed to the weather. The outer layer rusts forming a protective coating which prevents degradation of the steel inside. Corten Steel is used all over the world. Notably in the UK one of our greatest landmarks, The Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley is made from Corten. Other striking examples include the Chicago Picasso Sculpture and the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia.
How will your Corten Steel weather?
1. In most cases your Corten Steel product will arrive un-rusted. It may have a slight patina or dark oily residue, this is completely normal.
2. As weathering begins, the residue breaks down and the rusty colour will start to appear. During this time, any run-off may stain stone or concrete surfaces.
3. After weathering (around 6-9 months), run-off may still occur but it will be minimal.
After your corten steel has arrived please unpack immediately, so that any moisture between the packaging does not remain sealed. If you do not do this, there may be irregular rust and stains.
What if you want to speed up the weathering?
Fortunately science is on your side with a quick and easy fix. All you need is salty water. Dissolve around 1 teaspoon of salt in about 1 litre of water to get a weak salt solution. Spray or paint the solution evenly over your Corten Steel and that’s it! Repeat this process around 5 times over the period of a couple of weeks and you’ll see the rust developing in no time.
If you cannot find the size that you would like, we may be able to make a custom size to fit your preferences. Please email or call us to find out more.
When ordering your Corten Steel Cube Planters simply click on the category of your choice and browse through our extensive range of planters on offer. Use the full colour pictures and useful descriptions to help you identify the best planters for your garden. If you are looking for a particular planter or size that is not on the website then give us a call and we will do our best to source it for you, or offer a suitable alternative.
Delivery times may vary but generally take around 4 working days. These planters are free delivery.