The Ridged Tapered Planter is marvelously multi-functional with a vertical line pattern great for disguising wear and tear as a contemporary planter, trash or ash-trash container.
Each of our tapered planters is made from a lightweight yet durable fiberglass structure. Our contemporary planters are then fused with a variety of metals designed to age gracefully over time. This results in a soft patina on each of our tapered planters.
Standard finishes on our contemporary planters are Black Matte (Zinc), Bronze or Copper. We also offer our tapered planters in custom metal finishes including Stainless Steel, Cast Iron and Brass. Our contemporary planters can also be matched to any existing color in Matte or Glossy finishes. *Please allow up to 12 weeks lead time for Custom colors and finishes on our tapered planters.
How they will age over time: Copper, Matte Black, Bronze, Brass, Cast Iron, and Stainless Steel metal finishes are all optimized for outdoor use and will age naturally over time. Certain factors of climate can affect the degree of change, for example geographic areas with higher salinity will accelerate the patina of the bronze and copper finishes. Matte Black and Stainless Steel will become more matte over time.
Glossy custom color finishes are recommended for indoor or covered outdoor use to maintain their hue. Prolonged UV exposure will fade darker colors over time; Lighter colors maintain longer but may still fade as well.
Drainage: For outdoor use it is sometimes necessary to drill drainage holes. In most cases, three holes are more than sufficient, with diameters from 0.25" to 0.5" inches wide. Any standard drill bit may be used simply space the necessary holes evenly around the bottom of the container. For indoor use, no holes or exterior saucers are necessary. For indoors, it is recommended using a container with a plastic saucer within the fiberglass planter.