Buying Custom Corten Steel Planters Made Easy

August 19, 2020

Buying Custom Corten Steel Planters Made Easy


Are you searching for custom corten planters for your home or commercial project? If so, you’ve found the right place.  Corten steel is also known as weathering steel and these terms are used to describe the same material.

At Scott Avidon Design, I make buying custom corten planters simple and stress free. I look forward to helping you design, create and deliver the large corten planters and raised planter beds you need.

Corten steel is an amazing material as you most likely know. It quickly oxidizes when it comes in contact with water or moisture and develops a rich and beautiful rust patina on its exterior. Once this patina has developed it acts as a moisture barrier and stops any further rusting. What this means for your project is that the corten planters I produce for you will last for decades and won’t rust through. 

My planters come with a lifetime structural warranty. I stand behind everything I make for the life of the product.

The gauge is the wall thickness of the Corten steel.  I only use heavy 14 or 11 gauge Corten or weathering steel for planters and raised planter beds.  Other companies use thinner gauge material such as 16 or 18 gauge.  Be aware of thin gauge material because it has a much greater chance of bowing or bending when filled with soil and plantings and rain water.  Overall, the thinner gauge material is less structurally sound. 

When steel is bent it becomes much stronger.  My planters have top and bottom lips that are bent on a powerful machine called a press brake. This brake bends the entire edge of the weathering steel at a precise location along its length creating an exponentially stronger piece of steel.  Always make sure that your planters are fabricated with these bent top and bottom lips / edges or at least a bent bottom edge if you prefer a straight sided planter. 

If you want your corten planters fabricated and welded and delivered to you in their assembled state please ensure that they are built using strong, consistent, stitch welds along all of their joined edges.  You do not need the entire edges of your Corten planters welded and in fact it is preferable to have strong stitch welds placed every few inches along the lengths of all joined sides.  

When you are ready to move forward with your next project that requires corten or weathering steel give me a call at 561.451.7498 to quickly and efficiently get the corten planters you need built to your specifications, on budget, on time and with a lifetime structural warranty.  Thanks.