I have a very narrow porch and I am looking at a long planter with four legs so it stays raised from the floor and can be seen from the road outside. Something made of wood/metal works. Does anyone have any idea where I can find one or any project idea on how to make one?
Have you tried your local Craigslist? I often see old vintage planters like that posted for sale but also find several at the second hand/flea market type stores.
Try amazon and overstock as well.
For a DIY, you could find an old table base or sewing table base and build a box to fit the top. That would fit the bill of wood/metal.
You might try Gardeners Supply or Plow & Hearth also. Good luck!
Frontgate.com may have something like this, too.
How about an old fish tank stand? Doesn't everyone have on of those down their basement?
I have an old fish tank stand and the tank, never thought of putting it on the porch and planting flowers in the tank. Something to do for next year.
Look at your hardware stores or Walmart. I bought a wrought iron stand at Walmart. If you had two of them, a long flower box would sit on top...they had different heights and you could probably bolt the box to the stand if that is a problem. You can buy plant trivets with rollers....you could get two of them and put a planter on top.... Buy a long planter and nail four blocks on the bottom for legs...or you could buy wooden legs and paint them to match your planter box....so many possibilities.
I purchased 2 of these years ago.
Try a garden center. I see things like that all the time at places where they sell plants and planting containers.
Hi. I found the following on e-how:
How to Build a Long Redwood Raised Planter Box
By G.K. Bayne, eHow Contributor
Building a long redwood planter box that spans the deck or patio can add a unique visual element for the outdoors. The planter box can be attached to a deck railing or stand alone as a visual separation for defining space. Using redwood, although a little pricey, will last many years because of its ability to resist rotting. Redwood also has the quality of not fading or graying in color due to the outside elements. Does this Spark an idea?
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Measure the area where you want to place the planter. The best economical use for the redwood would be to use the full 8-foot long boards. In this example, we will construct a raised planter box that is 8 feet long, 10 inches wide and 8 1/2 inches deep. The two end pieces and center support will elevate the box 23 ½ inches from the floor to the bottom of the planter. This planter box will use four 8-foot long 2x10s and be assembled using stainless steel screws.
Square the ends of two of the 8-foot boards and mark a line with the pencil. Measure the two boards to confirm the length. Using the circular saw, carefully cut that line. These two boards will be the sides of the planter.
Deduct 3 inches from the length of the boards in Step 2 and transfer this to another 8-foot board. Square one end, measure and make a mark at the appropriate length. Square the line and cut the board. This will be the bottom of the planter.
Measure, mark and square lines on the last remaining board with the following dimensions: Two 35-inch boards that will be the two end pieces. The last cut will be 23 ½ inches long and will be used for the center support of the long redwood planter box.
Assemble the planter box using the 3-inch long screws and drive the screws with the power screwdriver. Use three screws per attachment point in the following sequence of assembly. Place the two end pieces-- the 35-inch long boards--on the deck with the 1-½ inch side laying down and the 10-inch side rising from the deck. Place one of the 8-foot sideboards perpendicular and even with the top of the end boards. Square the two boards and attach each joint with three screws. Flip the partial assembly over and lay in the bottom of the planter and attach through the end boards to hold it in place. Attach the remaining sideboard to the uprights. The bottom board should be inside the two sideboards and you should have a long box.
Stand the long planter right side up. Every 12 inches, screw into the bottom board through the sideboards. Attach the 23-½ inch long board directly in the middle of the planter box thorough the bottom board to support the underside and middle of the long box.
Replace the Philips screw head driver in the power screwdriver with the ¼ inch drill bit. Approximately every 8 to 10 inches down the length of the bottom board of the planter box, drill in drain holes. The holes should run down the center of the planter box.
Tips & Warnings
The stainless screws will not corrode in the oils of the redwood. Other types of screws will deteriorate due to the corrosive effect that redwood may have on metals. These oils will not harm plants but may make the planter slightly acidic; some plants love acidic conditions.
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Another site that has some planter stands. Good Luck!
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Thank you so much for these wonderful ideas and sites ...I am going to check them out...
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