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|
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!
The Bonsai Planters ship fully assembled. Just unpack and enjoy.
All You Need is a Few Tools and a Friend.
Assembly is best done by two people and usually takes about half a day to a day, depending on size. Pergolas need a ratchet wrench, a hammer and a ladder to put them together. In some cases, you might need a drill to attach the posts into concrete. As with all our products, we preassemble pergolas in our shop to ensure everything fits together. All hardware is included and all parts are clearly labeled before it is shipped. We also include detailed step-by-step instructions.
Take a look at our assembly instructions below for specific details. If you plan to pour concrete to hold the posts, the project will require an additional half day prior to assembly. Please do the concrete pour a few days prior to assembly to allow the concrete to cure.
Special talent is not required to re-assemble our pergolas. But, if you would like help, just let us know. We have our own team for installations in California, Nevada and Southern Arizona and a network of local contractors we recommend for farther afield.
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 doesn’t hold up and the surface color slowly changes towards a silver patina over the years. But, with Forever Redwood, you don’t 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 you’d like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish.