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10 Easy Pieces: Square Wooden Garden Planters


10 Easy Pieces: Square Wooden Garden Planters

April 9, 2014

Free of fuss and filagree, square wooden planter boxes are infinitely versatile. Not only are they adaptable to a variety of spaces, the selection of wood is a great complement to any plant. The secret, however lies in their capacity. Straight sides maximize the volume of the interior, making them great containers for trees or other plants with deep root systems.  

Here’s a round up of ten square wood planter boxes to inspire and consider. Note that we’ve limited our selections to planters with a natural wood finish. If you are interested in painted wood planter boxes, see our earlier post A Planter with Pedigree


Above: Made of redwood planks recovered from vintage fences in Northern California, the Reclaimed Square Planter is available in 16-inch ($129.95) or 22-inch square ($169.95) sizes at Williams Sonoma. 

Above: The Spruce Wooden Square Planter is offered in two sizes: 16-inch and 23.5-inche priced at £80 and £140 respectively at Garden Trading Co. in the UK. For a similar look with vertical planks, consider the classic 21-inch Square Cedar Planter Box made of Western red cedar that will develop a silver patina over time; $139.99 at Blue Stone Gardens.

Above: Made in the US of white oak, the Rustic Wood Planter is a classic orangerie-style planter box stripped down. It comes in a natural finish with a galvanized aluminum liner (sold separately for $94). Available in standard and custom sizes, starting at $636 for the 15-inch square box at Accents of France.


Above: The Reclaimed French Oak Planters are available with galvanized liners (sold separately) to extend the life of the wood. Available in several sizes starting at 22-inches square, currently on sale for $419 at Restoration Hardware.


Above: The Anderson Teak Square Box Planter features spaced vertical wood slats; $170 for the 18-inch square box at Wayfair.

Above: The Studio Square Teak Planter features a unique interlocked-corner construction and a plastic liner. It measures 22-inches square and is $575 at Country Casual.

Above: The Kubus Teak Planter is made of recycled teak on stainless steel legs; $660 for the 20-inch square size (larger sizes available) through Yard Art. 

Above: The Ortelius Planter from Belgian-based Out-Standing is crafted of oak. The 21.5-inch square size is $1,800 through Trelliage.

See more of Out-Standing’s work in our earlier post, World’s Most Beautiful Garden Planters, by Way of Belgium

 Above: The Ewerbeck Planter from Out-Standing is crafted of rustic oak with a lead rim for protection and pagoda-shaped finials. It measures 27.5-inches square and is $2,200 through Treillage. 


Above: The unexpected shape of the Tendence Planters from Out-Standing maximizes root space. Out-Standing’s planters are available to order in the US through Authentic Provence. Contact for pricing and ordering information. 


Above: The planks of the Reclaimed French Oak Staccato Planters are assembled in an overlapping design. Available in several sizes starting at 22-inches square, currently on sale for $419 at Restoration Hardware. 

For more planter options consider Garden Urns, Galvanized Trough Planters, and Bronze Planters.

Over on Remodelista, they are smitten with Plywood

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