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dlowen7861 wrote:
Cor-ten thickness - Your corten planters are absolutely stunning! They appear very thick--did you use 1/2" on this application? Thank you in advance.
   Comment   October 2, 2012
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Gilliland Gardens and Interiors
Do you have any under-structures below these planters? Is 1/2" the minimum before steel starts to bow from interior fill weight or added water weight. How do you allow for drainage? Are corners overlapped or capped(as I perceive them)? Great space saver -how does it do for heat dissemination? ie: would these work in Northern California where it is not desert-like?
November 9, 2012 at 1:19pm     
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Bonnie Le Breton-Smith
How are these made?
May 6, 2013 at 1:00pm   
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Vanoncini Designs wrote:
Can you use Steel for raised beds to grow vegetables? - Is it safe to use steel or other metal for raised beds? Will any metal or leach into the vegetables as they grow? thanks.
   Comment   April 29, 2012
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D-CRAIN Design and Construction
We work with plain untreated steel in our projects so there are no harmful chemicals that could leach into the soil and find it being used more and more for gardening.
May 8, 2012 at 11:05am     
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Monte
Is this corten steel....just in it's early phases where it hasn't completely rusted yet? I like it it looks great.
June 14, 2012 at 9:58pm     
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Again Cor-Ten steel is the material choice for the retaining walls of this terraced garden.The glaucous coloring of the succulents contrasts well with the metal, and the plants are perfect for dry conditions. The gravel mulch aids drainage and prevents water evaporation while providing a great textural contrast against the plantings and steel.
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Let's consider this remarkable three-dimensional courtyard. The varying heights of the Cor-Ten steel planters add immeasurable interest. The lower wooden decking, juxtaposed with the steel, provides continuity in color while adding textural interest. The upright spiked form of the succulents mimics the vertical support beams on the house.

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