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What makes New York Plantings Custom Built planters the best planter boxes available?

New York Plantings built heavy duty, purpose built planters made for outdoor use.

Strengthened and fortified in key areas while promoting good drainage : Drainage is one of the key elements in plant health. Well drained planters will not bare the stress of tons of pressure from freezing soil. If an engine block can split from ice a planter will surely expand/contract to become weak, separate at joints, split and fail.

Attached is the basic premise for the planter however we have improved upon this since.

Landscape Lighting and cedar planter installation NYC
Landscape Lighting and cedar planter installation NYC
Landscape Light Installation in Cedar Planter
Landscape Light Installation in Cedar Planter

The extensive use of long pocket hole screws holds better than we could have hoped for and reduces the need for redundant framing and “nailers” which are weak blocks used for attachment but not actual part of the structure.

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Custom planter design by New York Planting in own work shop NYC

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Long pocket hole screws used in Custom planter design for long life by New York Plantings

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New York plantings custom planter design at own work shop NYC

Long pocket hole screws Items like the trim and caps etc. can be fabricated in the shop:

*much more accurate and attractive when made on a good table saw/band saw or sliding compound miter saw than the look of on site circular saw “helpers”

Solid stain applied to the inside of planters can be substituted with “RED GUARD” or similar waterproofing membrane that will effectively extend the life of the wood indefinitely.  The use of 5/4″ decking planks with pocket hole joinery (note NO framing which is always off unless the framing woof is perfectly straight and planed.

Depending upon style, each board is jointed and then planed, often each board is cut to exact size then routed on each edge.Either with factory style round over OR a bevel of 33 or 45 degrees.

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Roof top custom planter design NYC by New York Plantings

Top caps can be used to lift planters in most instances the typical carpenters just tack on the top caps.

First the frame is assembled then attached to the planter. Again, made in the shop instead of on site. Cannot compare this work to on site work.

This allows perfect alignment, no gaps and true 90 degree joints.

These planters are built with solid 2X10 or 2X12″ planks. Each board is planed to perfect flatness and straightness then routed on each edge, cut down to exact sizes.

Note that our method shows no fasteners but traditional hiding of fasteners is weak since small framing is used. Framing wood is never perfectly straight: The pocket hole joinery uses screws up to 75% longer for added grip and clamping. keeping wood from warping over time.Edges Such as above will not sit straight and will have wide gaps/seams if the wood planks are not first planed and jointed.

Then, where edges meet the routing makes the joined edges look clean. This is a planter without the marine laminate liner.The 3/4″ marine laminate is designed to hold up in continuous wet environment, even saturated with water and not separate.Coated marine grade laminate is even more impervious to moisture.

Even though marine laminate is acceptable and even specified by architects and builders we have decided to use the 5/4″ thick wood OR 2″ thick solid wood bottoms (pressure treated or cedar #2 or#3 to save weight)The solid bottoms are held off the ground approx 1-2″ to allow for air to pass beneath.

NO HOLES are drilled in these solid wood bottoms. Drilling holes in bottoms will weaken the bottoms, shorten the life of any wood, solid or laminate by allowing water to enter the end-grain. Holes in planter bottoms will not offer good drainage either. By making spaces in the solid wood planks much as a deck is built the water easily drains, evenly (no wet or dry areas or puddling, fungus or moldy smells etc.)

Other smart and professional grade drainage options include “bulkhead fittings fwd in previous emails. All planter drainage can be routed directly to drain or even be recycled or re purposed to irrigate other planters.

Note bottoms of planters. There is no stronger planter made nor a better planter. Even with the marine grade laminate, the solid wood bottoms.

Note the air gap under the planter but the planter looks flush with the ground. Planters can be built with recess in bottom for LED lighting tubes.

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There are likely 100 different points to mention when it comes to how these planters are made, from the finger joint or staggered boards,

*the bracing that is made so that gardeners can plant large root balls anywhere on the planter so that they do not have to cut root balls or compromise spacing (cross bracing that actually

* bracing ties in the bottom to the sides, not just a piece of wood across the planter. Note the “V” shape of planter bracing.

Modular custom planters by New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contracting

(modular planters are the planters that we deliver in sections and assemble onsite, these can be disassembled and moved more easily, these custom built modular planters can be made from cedar, IPE planters, pressure treated wood or mahogany, even composite planters. Do not hesitate to install custom built planters by newyorkplantings for your terrace, sidewalk planters, restaurant or hotel entry planters. You will always get a great planter box, custom buil to your specifications with delivery, soil and plantings such as trees, shrubs or flowers delivered and planted in NYC. Shipping worldwide for custom built planters)            

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Landscape Lighting and cedar planter installation NYC

New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contracting Installing Landscape lighting on this custom built planter made of cedar and then stained with a solid deck stain by shermin Williams.

New York Plantings Landscape Lighting has made this a trademark and customer favorite. This type of landscape lighting is almost always requested by clients in NYC who order delivery of our beautiful strong custom built wood planters for rooftop gardens, planters for restaurants and cafe, sidewalk planter boxes and NYC townhouse gardens.

Most terraces will benefit from our custom platers that are built in planter boxes with these same landscape lights. For any queries Call: 347-558-7051

Landscape Light Installation in Cedar Planter
Landscape Light Installation in Cedar Planter

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Cedar Planter NYC
Cedar Planter NYC

Landscape lighting on this custom built planter

Landscape Light with cedar Planter NYC
Landscape Light with cedar Planter NYC

New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contracting

432 E 14st

New York, NY 10009

Call: 347-558-7051

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Custom made IPE planter boxes design by New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors

It’s going to be a wheelie good IPE planter box.By New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors NYC ‪#‎newyorkplantings.

When building custom planter boxes with casters or wheels planter boxes with wheels need to have reinforced mounting pads or else they will just fall apart like most things the people in New York City built.
Custom-made IPE planter boxes
Special Edition custom planter boxes using to buy 10 pressure treated lumber and a frameless design with hidden fasteners.


These planters are even stronger without a frame due to the fact that we used long screws that run from the centre of the board using a special jig. It takes an enthusiast and someone who has a love for woodwork and making things with their hands to create something unique and durable. If you want to buy planter boxes one time and not have to buy them every few years you can come to New York plantings garden designers and landscape contracting NYC. We use real solid wood and screws that are made for outdoor use. No brads or staples holding together thin wobbly planter boxes.

The custom made woodplanter box photos in this post show only part of the process. Each board is trimmed two equal width planed and shaved to the same thickness and to perfection so when the boards are joined together there are no gaps and a nice tight fit that nearly holds itself together without fasteners. It’s almost a shame that we have to paint these for a restaurant in Rockefeller Centre because a light coat of stain would look beautiful!
The newest addition to the New York plantings garden designers and landscape construction custom built planter and planter box shop! But grizzly 10 inch jointer is going to make our boards nice and flat….. Nothing like good straight hardwood!
Custom built planters who would have think it? I just wish that when I got a wooden crate that there was a motorcycle inside!

Long clamps on a 42 inch rectangular custom planter box built for marine ply liner with IPE Brazilian hardwood fascia. We will give this a rubberized membrane liner and a 4 inch IPE top cap. This is for a townhouse Garden in New York City. Don’t buy Kmart planters for your 10 million dollar house. New Yorkplantings garden design and landscape construction builds custom planter boxes.

Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter Thank you for checking out my post.
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC
Custom IPE planter boxes supplier NYC

New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape contracting

432 E 14st

New York, NY 10009

Call: 347-558-7051

site url:   http://www.newyorkplantings.com/Home.php

info@newyorkplantings.com