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Sustainable Design: Planters

Large Wood Planters

Do you need a Large Wood Garden Planter with a Lifetime Structural Warranty? Our large wood planters are available both as stand-alone planters or money-saving multi-section planters in both natural 3/4" thick tongue and groove solid tropical wood and recycled plastic lumber, with and without DeepStream's exclusive Zephyr aluminum bands between the planks.


DeepStream designs and hand crafts its Large Wood Planters in America to meet the demanding requirements of Landscape Architects, hotels, condominiums, public buildings, businesses, and urban dwellers who can not afford the time, money, disruption, mess, damage, and inconvenience required to replace carpenter-built wood planters again and again.


DeepStream's wood planters use a separate plastic liner, with state-of-the-art drainage, inside an outer box facade to ensure maximum durability as the planting medium never touches the wood.


Cost-effective, lightweight square and rectangular stand alone Large Wood Garden Planters are available up to 72". Multi-section Large Wood Planters use DeepStream's proprietary trademark L and T legs for unlimited planter length.

DeepStream Designs builds all of our Large Wood Planters to order, and we can build almost any size from 18” – 72” long and 12” – 72” or more wide.  We stock two standard heights of our proprietary trademark L and T legs: 21” and 31”.  We have done projects which require taller legs, including 42” and 60”. Those are custom orders with a longer lead time.

DeepStream Designs large wood planter

Large 36" Square x 31.5" H Mariner Ipe Wood Garden Planter with custom-welded plastic planter liner by DeepStream Designs

DeepStream large rectangular wood planters create a sidewalk cafe

Large Rectangular Wood Garden Planters create a sidewalk cafe

DeepStream Designs large wood planter

Long Large Wood multi-section Garden Planter by DeepStream Designs

DeepStream large aluminum and wood planter detail DeepStream Designs large wood planter detail

DeepStream Designs Mariner T-legs make long runs of Planter Boxes more economical than stand-alone planters

DeepStream large wood planter
DeepStream Designs 5-side large wood planter

Custom angle legs can be created for special planter shapes

21", 31" & 41" legs heights are standard, custom length available

DeepStream's wood planters are an investment in the appearance of your property, and also in sustainable design, so we sell our large wood planters direct to customers, eliminating the distributor markup.  This allows us to use the best materials and American craftsmanship which, combined with our plastic liner-inside-a-planter-box design, means that our planters will last for generations, providing the lowest cost of ownership over time, while lowering the impact on the earth's resources.  Every planter sold by DeepStream generates 50 trees planted in return by the non-profit Trees For the Future.

DeepStream large wood planter

DeepStream Designs long modular multi-section Large Mariner Ipe Wood Garden Planters with plastic liners on an urban roof deck

DeepStream large wood planter

DeepStream Designs modular multi-section Large Mariner Ipe Wood Garden Planters with plastic liners on an urban roof deck

DeepStream extra large Wood Planter: click for more info

DeepStream Designs modular multi-section Extra Large Mariner Wood Garden Planters with plastic liners on an urban street

All natural tropical hardwood will turn a light gray color and show stains and mold spots if not treated with a waterproofing and UV protector several times a year. This treatment will make all wood darker over time.


Given the time and expense necessary to keep natural hardwood looking good, and the damage done to the rain forests to harvest it, versus the "set and forget" ease of using recycled plastic lumber, you should give serious thought to which you will select for your project.

The contrast between faded natural hardwood, center, flanked by Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL) on the left and right above.

We urge you to consider making a strong environmental statement, while reducing your maintenance costs, by specifying one of our 5 stock colors of 100% Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL).

Recycled Plastic Lumber, think milk jugs and other polyethylene packaging, including industrial regrind, that would normally be destined for landfills.


RPL uses no energy or materials to maintain and never needs to be painted or stained.  It will not rot, splinter or split.


Ultra-violet stabilizers are added to the lumber, so colors will look as vibrant decades from now as they do today.  DeepStream's test planters are going on 10 years in the Miami sun and look like new.

 DeepStream stocks 4 rot-resistant tropical hardwoods, Ipe, Cumuru, Jatoba, and plantation-grown Lyptus. DeepStream can work with any appropriate wood.

Below: 800 linear feet of Ipe Brown RPL multi-section Mariner Planters delineate the patio of the NFL's NYC headquarters.

DeepStream large Wood Planter: click for more info

Below: Mariner garden created with recycled plastic lumber planters creates an urban oasis high above the hustle of Park Avenue

DeepStream Designs large wood Garden Planter: click for more info DeepStream Designs large wood garden planters with trellis: click for more info

DeepStream Designs Large Mariner multi-section Wood Planters, made with no-maintenance recycled plastic lumber, support a Trellis for privacy

DeepStream Designs large wood garden planters with trellis: click for more info

DeepStream Designs Large Mariner multi-section Wood Planters on a residential roof deck are made with no-maintenance recycled plastic lumber

DeepStream large shallow wood planter: click for more info

Long Audubon Garden Planter by DeepStream Designs in no-maintenance Concrete Gray 100% recycled plastic lumber

DeepStream Plastic Liners and 3-layer Drain Packs with TREMdrain & Biobarrier complete your planter

DeepStream rugged waterproof plastic garden planter liners: click for more info

DeepStream Designs stocks rugged waterproof plastic planter liners

While enjoying your outdoor wood planters keep in mind that drainage is critical to the health of your plants grown in containers, and it is very difficult to remedy after the fact.  Generally more "tended" plants die from drowning than from lack of water. "Old School" drain holes on the bottom and "gravel" drainage medium simply do not work and will quickly clog.


DeepStream pioneered modern drainage practices with side-wall drains and 3-layer drain packs. DeepStream places from one to three 3/4" threaded drainage ports on its 12 stock proprietary plastic planter liners, to which various plugs, hose barbs and valves may be attached.  Liners are non-structural and are meant to be placed inside planter boxes.


Depending on your plants, planting mixture, and local weather, you may need to add more drains.  Additional drain holes can be added as required by drilling additional holes in the side walls.  DeepStream installed drains are centered about 2" above the bottom to allow the clay "fines" in planting mediums that are responsible for clogging to settle to the bottom.


Standard ABS liners and custom-welded liners come without drain holes, but they may be drilled as required.   Reservoir liners come with one drain port, and more cannot be added.

DeepStream's liner-inside-a-planter-box design, and proprietary trademark marine-anodized aluminum legs, ensure the lowest cost of ownership over time. Our planters are backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty.


The liners prevent the soil from contacting the wood, and the air space between insulates the root-ball so it doesn't get warmer than the ambient air.

DeepStream Designs planter liner drain filter pack: click for more info

DeepStream 3-layer Planter Drain Filter Pack

If your planters will not be dug up and replanted every year then we strongly recommend adding Drain Filter Packs for each drain.


A three-part filter combines the waffled plastic backing of TREMdrain, three layers of filter fabric, and Biobarrier buttons to inhibit root growth.


They may not stop aggressive root systems like Bamboo and Clusia.


Filter packs, when used in conjunction with clean 1-2 mm inorganic drainage material to slow the flow of the water to the drain, could prevent clogged drains for a decade or more.

For further assistance and information call Sheila at DeepStream at (305) 857-0466

Core Replacement Program:

DeepStream Designs will, in case of damage or an unacceptable degradation in finish, replace any metal component, plastic caps, plastic feet, lid retaining straps, bungee cord, and most other components of our products at manufacturer’s cost, plus shipping.  All components of our products are recyclable, so under this program, major components, such as aluminum legs and stainless steel lids must be returned to DeepStream for recycling.  Please call Sheila at 305-857-0466 to make arrangements for replacement parts.


The aluminum extrusions, stainless steel lids, and fasteners are guaranteed for the life of the structure against defects in manufacturing, materials and workmanship.  Our multi-section planter frames are guaranteed for life against structural defects.


The panels made from rigid materials or fabrics are the customer’s selection and retain the manufacturer’s warranty for those materials, which will vary by manufacturer. We will be happy to provide warranty information for products and components that we do not manufacture.


Aluminum extrusions and stainless steel fasteners have been used in the yachting industry for decades.  The etched marine anodized finish of the aluminum extrusions is a durable finish, created especially for coastal environments (Alumilite 215/A41 with surface preparation C22).  The 3/4" tropical hardwoods we select have been used in exterior applications such as docks, decks and boat construction for centuries. These woods have decades of life expectancy, although they can be affected by mold, mildew, dry rot and drying.


The primary failure for wooden planters is the joining of wood components to each other.  Wood has been used for centuries to split stone because of its tendency to expand when wet.  DeepStream has designed its products with heavy aluminum extrusions to join these components in such a way that allows the wood to expand and contract naturally to withstand the test of time.  We assemble these products using a proprietary bedding compound in the wood for screw holes to prevent rot, and proprietary dielectric paste for stainless steel fasteners to aluminum extrusions to avoid galvanic action that can cause them to seize over time.


Environmental conditions and maintenance, or lack thereof, will affect the life expectancy of the finish of our products, and as such, no warranty is given on the finish, but we do offer the Core Replacement Program to assist in keeping our planters, recyclers and structures looking fresh.