Our Traditional Bonsai planter is finely handcrafted and overbuilt to give your long lasting Bonsai a beautiful home for decades to come.
- Standard tapered design has a 12" Square Base with a 22" Square Top and is 12" tall. If you need a different size or shape, Just Let Us Know!
- In More Options customize your box by adding feet or going mobile with casters. Also choose your perfect stain or sealant to meet your color needs.
- Quality crafted with decay resistant Redwood (outlasts teak or cedar).
- Ships in 5 easy to re-assemble pieces with all hardware included. Finely sanded and sealed with drainage holes included - just re-assemble and add soil!
Specifications has the following sections, any of which you may go to directly by clicking on it:
DIMENSIONS & DRAWINGS
The Bonsai planter is offered in one standard size that is commonly ordered for Bonsai plants. The standard size has a 12" Square Base and a 22" Square Top. Height is 12 1/2". The interior dimensions of the box are 1 1/2" less in all directions, or 10 1/2" square base, 20 1/2" square top and 10 1/2" of planting depth to the top lip.
Contact us - Forever Redwood if you have a special size or request. Let us know the exact size you need for your bonsai. Most customers first take the existing internal dimensions of the box they are replacing and either make the new one the exact same size or they add a bit of extra space as needed.
Bonsai planters do not need to be strongly tapered. We can build bonsai planters in any size or shape to fit your existing root structure. The tapered design is the most requested Bonsai box, but we also build Bonsai boxes with less taper or in a square shape.
WITH OR WITHOUT SITTING LEDGE
You can choose to add a 5 1/2-Inch wide sitting ledge to the top edge of planters 24"W or wider so you can sit on the planter as you work or for a convenient additional seating space. Planters less than 24 inches wide lose too much of the opening at the top for planting since the seating ledge takes up nearly 2 1/2" inches both on the inside and outside of the planter wall (see photo above).
YOUR CHOICE OF FOUR DISTINCT DESIGNS
We offer 4 styles of Sonoma Planters. Each is priced the same. Please see the photos below that differentiate clearly the 4 Sonoma Planters we offer and just choose the style that works best for you:
|Horizontal Boards||Framing with Vertical Boards||Framing with Vertical Boards and Oval Finials||Framing with Vertical Boards and Square Finials|
WITH OR WITHOUT FEET
If you’d like to elevate your planter off the ground, you have many choices available. A popular option that is offered at no additional cost is to add a 1” H foot to the 4 corners of the box. This allows you to hose under the box and keep the area clean. If you order a box that is over 24” L, we always add hidden supports under the box to make sure your box never sags (see photo below):
If you’d like to elevate your box more than 1”, we can add a stand for you for a small additional charge. Stands are available in 6” increments to any size you need. NOTE: To maintain stability for a free standing box, it is best to keep your total box and stand height at or below double the box width. You can exceed double the width stably if you can support and attach the box and stand to a wall or other structure.
Below is a typical stable set up that is not attached to a wall (Box & Stand are 30” H combined and box is 18” W):
Napa Planter in Redwood 48” L x 18” W x 18” H with 12” H stand and 36” H trellis.
You can purchase super-strong casters to add mobility to your box. Casters are rated to handle 350 pounds each and they lock in place! An installed set of 4 Casters is $79. They are available in Advanced Options for all planter boxes at least 18” wide. Planters 96" and longer require a set of 6 casters to accommodate the extra weight. If you order your planter with casters, they will come attached to the planter.
Casters are 4 3/4" tall. But, we also add a 1 1/4" thick extra support base for them. So, the total height of the planter is increased by 6". When ordering casters, your box will be built with the "no stands or feet" option like in the photo above left. The casters are installed near the 4 corners.
Trim Option to Hide the Casters
We are often asked if we can partially hide the casters. We can add a 2 1/2" tall trim to cover approximately half the caster height. (Any more than that makes it difficult to lock and unlock the casters). If you choose to add casters to your planter, you can also choose to add this trim for a small extra charge at checkout.
PLANTER STANDS & ELEVATED GARDENS
Make your gardening experience "bend over free!" Planter Stands are great way to get the height you need without the expense of a taller planter. All our large Planters have the option to add a 6-Inch, 12-Inch, 18-Inch, or 24-Inch Stand during checkout. Below is a price chart for the stand option. You can also add feet to your box at no extra cost. The Sonoma Planter's feet are 1" tall and help elevate the walls of the ground. This is ideal for areas where you may want to be able to hose underneath the box to keep debris from accumulating.
Don't see the exact size you need? We can make planter stands in any size, up to 24 inches tall. Just select the next closest size from the drop-down menu in the shopping cart, and let us know in the comment box below your exact requirements. For example, if you want a 10-inch stand, select "12-inch" and write in "I would like a 10-inch stand" below. For stability reasons, we don’t recommend stands be taller than the planter box itself. For example, to keep the center of gravity as low as possible, to accommodate a total height of 36 inches, it is best to make the stand no taller than 18 inches and achieve the rest of the height with the box itself.
|Planter Size: Up to L x W in Inches:|
|24 x 24||48 x 24||48 x 48||72 x 24||72 x 48||96 x 24||96 x 48||120 x 24||120 x 48|
TRELLISES FOR PLANTERS
A beautiful strong trellis is a great way to expand your gardening experience and add privacy. The trellis frames attach securely to the planter wall with stainless steel carriage bolts in 4 places. The trellis frame is 2" x 2" thick and the squares are made approximately 12" on center to allow plants plenty of room to grow. Although the trellis extends to just above ground level, trellis height is measured beginning from the top lip of the planter up. At checkout, you can choose heights between 2' to 5'. Trellis sets for planters over 96"L ship in 2 pieces. As always, if you don't see the size or trellis spacing you'd like, just call or email us and we'll custom size a trellis to fit your needs. If you already have a plante, we also offer the trellises as separate kits.
HANGING CLEATS FOR PLANTERS
Want to hang your planter on a wall? We offer hanging cleats for planters up to 144"L x 12"H x 12"W the cleats are made with the same wood grade as your planter. Cleats ship with the male portions attached to the planter. We ship the female cleats looseand include stainless steel screwsso that you can attach them into your wall before hanging the planter. We'll attach two, three or more cleat pairs depending on the planter size, but your cost for the cleats is the same: $15 total per planter.
Growing Veggies? Over the years, some customers have expressed concern about the possibility of getting wood sealant into the soil where they plan to grow food. If you share this concern, let us know. Any planter can be ordered without interior sealant treatment. Just write us a note as you're checking out in the comment box and we will not use our oil-based sealant inside the box. We will seal the box on the outside only. The planter box will not decay for many years without an interior sealant despite the constant moisture because of the high quality wood we insist on using for all our products.
Redwood is so decay resistant that our planters do not need liners of any kind. Our planters are built with extra-thick high quality Redwood and fastened with stainless steel bolts and deck screws. There is nothing to decay, nothing to rust. Planter bottoms are elevated one inch off inside the walls for easy drainage. You can add soil directly into the planter box-no pots, interior liners or sealants are necessary. Drainage holes are 1/4-inch round and are scattered generously over the planter bottom. All planter sizes are overbuilt to prevent bulging or sagging.
We can custom build and ship Planter Boxes in any dimensions up to 14-Feet long anywhere in the U.S. In California we deliver planter boxes up to 20-Feet long. (If you live outside California and want a planter over 14-feet long, please contact us for a quote.) Most packages ship via FedEx Freight. See how easy it is to assemble our planter boxes!
All our furniture ships finely sanded to 220 grit for a smooth to the touch finish.
The most popular finish is our Transparent Premium Sealant. This sealant leaves your furniture looking natural and helps keep the beautiful wood surface colors from fading for several years. We use Sikkens brand finishes because they are the best finishes on the market.
Transparent Premium Sealant - Recommended for Outdoors:
Below are the 5 grades of wood we offer with the Transparent Premium Sealant applied. The color tones shown are close representations of the color your furniture will look like. There is no extra charge for the Transparent Premium Sealant:
Redwood(15 yr Warranty)
Mature(20 yr Warranty)
Old Growth(30 yr Warranty)
Mosaic Eco-(10 yr Warranty)
Douglas Fir(10 yr Warranty)
We also offer the Transparent Premium Sealant with the following stains added. There is a small charge for adding these stains:
Stains with Premium Sealant (Coffee and Cherry):
If you are applying your own stain or want the surface color to fade to a "weathered look" in a few months.
Off-White Oil-Based Primer:
If you are painting a light color. We apply two coats so that it is ready for one final coat.
Gray Oil-Based Primer:
If you are painting a darker color. We apply two coats so that it is ready for the final coat.
Wax Finish - Recommended for Indoors:
If your furniture is for indoors, we recommend the Wax finish. Your furniture will ship with 2 coats of Howard's Feed 'N Wax. Without maintenance the finish becomes a beautiful patina. With minimal care, the finish gets richer and more beautiful year after year.
If you need a specific stain, let us know.
The Bonsai Planters ship fully assembled. Just unpack and enjoy.
To download assembly instructions for any of our other items, please go to: Assembly
Care: Your Forever Redwood Furniture will last for decades in year-round weather without maintenance.
Depending on the wood grade you choose, even with harsh year-round outdoor conditions, you can expect your furniture to last from ten to forty years without maintenance of any kind.
Being outside year round is rough on any woods finish. The surface absorbs UV rays, pollution, constant variations in moisture and temperature and it also oxidizes. This is why most wood just doesnt hold up and the surface color slowly changes towards a silver patina over the years. But, with Forever Redwood, you dont have to worry. The silver patina is surface deep only (less than 1/64") and is not indicative of decay. Your set will last decades and is not compromised in any way by the surface color change. For example, we keep our display items as is without refinishing to show off this natural aging (we like the patina!).
Although Forever Redwood is maintenance-free, we recommended you take a few minutes as needed to clean by either hosing down and/or brushing/dusting away accumulated debris (no soap or chemicals needed). If youd like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish
The secret to outdoor longevity begins and ends with the wood. We use generous amounts of the most decay resistant wood available. We encourage our customers to compare photos of our items side by side with any competing product. Thickness counts. Furniture that is thin and light simply won't last in the year round weather.
To keep your furniture beautiful, we use only stainless steel hardware and the highest quality stains and sealants. We use only the Sikkens brand of sealants.
Our primary customer has always been the homeowner that appreciates spending a bit more for quality that will last decades.
Our products are installed with organizations that appreciate longevity like the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. military installations, State and City parks, golf clubs and hotels
We are favored by many landscape architects and contractors because they can count on exceptional quality and quick personal service to complete projects.
We build each item by hand. This insures your set is finely finished and carefully inspected. Old-fashioned hand building also allows us to adjust the size or design of any item to fit your needs.
Because we are a forestry company, we can offer 5 exceptional wood grades to choose from our carefully managed forests with warranties of up to 30 years against decay in any weather. Click for more about our 5 wood grades
Wood decay is warrantied up to 30 years depending on the wood grade. No other outdoor furniture manufacturer has warranties like this. The key is the excellent quality of our wood and the extra-thick timber designs of all our pieces.
Wood Grades and Decay Warranty:
- Douglas-fir: 10 years
- Mosaic Eco-Wood: 10 years
- Redwood: 15 years
- Mature Redwood: 20 years
- Old-Growth Redwood: 30 years
Forever Redwood stands behind its products. We are committed to quickly resolving any issues that might occur. For more information please see our Warranty page.
We offer 4 Shipping Options in the U.S.:
Priority Shipping (ships in 2 to 3 weeks)
Standard Shipping (ships in 4 to 6 weeks)
Free Shipping in the Continental U.S. (ships in 8 to 10 weeks)
Wait & Save Shipping (ships in 12 to 14 weeks) - Free Shipping plus save 5% on your order.
Yes, you can have free shipping plus save 5% off your order! We carefully hand build each Forever Redwood item. When you choose a longer shipout date, you give us more time to build. This lowers our cost and we pass the savings to you. If you choose the Wait & Save Shipping option and prefer we ship out a specific date (up to 6 months in advance), just enter the date in the Comment Box at Checkout. If no note is included, we'll ship in 3 months.
Orders ship from San Diego, CA. Add 3 to 6 business days transit time (depending on location).
We ship to any country. Canada orders ship in 6 weeks. To see Canadian shipping costs, just add item to cart.
For orders outside the U.S. or Canada, just enter your country in the shipping information section at checkout or in the shopping cart to see your freight cost. We ship outside the U.S. or Canada in 6 weeks. For all international shipments, the shipping companies handle any customs paperwork and then contact you to arrange delivery.
Assembly Service Available in California: Just add a note in the comment box at checkout that you'd like "Hand-Delivery & Assembly". We'll email a quote. Minimum $95 assembly charge.