Top 11 Commercial Wood Planters (2020)

The Top 11 Commercial Wood Planters for 2020 provide the lowest cost of ownership over time and the lowest impact on planet Earth.

These prefabricated modular commercial wood planters from DeepStream Designs do not rely on carpenter built wood on wood construction that will fail in 3 – 5 years. They are built using marine anodized aircraft aluminum legs and frame and carry a Lifetime-Structural-Warranty. Anodizing the aluminum legs means there is no paint or powder coating to fail.

Classic Mariner stand alone commercial wood planters create an upscale sidewalk cafe in Miami and are easy to reconfigure as required. Click for more Info
Classic Mariner stand alone commercial wood planters create an upscale sidewalk cafe in Miami and are easy to reconfigure as required.

Commercial fiberglass planters are only guaranteed for 1 – 3 years, depending on the company. Fiberglass planters split when the root ball grows out and cracks the rigid fiberglass, or water freezes inside. Fiberglass does not stop the rootball from overheating when the single outer skin heats up to 130-140 degrees in 90 degree air temperature due to solar gain, steaming the root ball.

42 inch high tall commercial wood planters in recycled plastic lumber feature casters for mobility, allowing privacy between massage tables on the pool terrace of a Waikiki waterfront hotel.
42 inch high tall commercial wood planters, in maintenance free recycled plastic lumber, feature casters for mobility, allowing privacy between massage tables on the pool terrace of a Waikiki waterfront hotel.

Cast in place concrete planters above grade will crack as buildings settle over time and then leak, creating structural issues such as spalling which are very expensive and disruptive to correct. External commercial planters eliminate those expenses from the beginning.

Large square Commercial Wood Planters use maintenance free recycled plastic lumber inside thier aluminum frames to hold rugged liners planted with trees in the forest clearing of the Longhouse Reserve in the Hamptons. Click for info
Large square Commercial Wood Planters use maintenance free recycled plastic lumber inside thier aluminum frames to hold rugged liners planted with trees in the forest clearing of the Longhouse Reserve in the Hamptons.

While some of the commercial wood planters highlighted in this blog are built of real tropical hardwood, many are built using no maintenance recycled plastic lumber which preserves tropical rainforests and recycles the HDPE plastic used in milk jugs.

All DeepStream planters come with a rugged leakproof recycled plastic liner with advanced drainage. The liner within the planter box design also hides drip irrigation lines and optional casters.

DeepStream rugged waterproof recycled HDPE food safe plastic liners with advanced drainage and easy to replant tapered design. Click for info
DeepStream rugged waterproof recycled HDPE food safe plastic liners with advanced drainage and easy to replant tapered design.

The custom nature of DeepStream’s commercial planters built by American craftsmen mean that they are available in the exact sizes and configuration your projects need, in a short time frame, and there is never a design fee.

Large multi-section prefabricated modular commercial wood planters with their aluminum frame anchor screen wall, without penetrating there roof, to create a dog park on an urban apartment roof deck. Click for info
Large multi-section prefabricated modular commercial wood planters with their aluminum frame anchor the integrated screen wall, without penetrating the existing roof membrane, to create a dog park on an urban apartment roof deck.

Even complex prefabricated modular commercial planters from DeepStream, such as the roof deck dog park enclosure shown in the photos above and below, set up quickly with unskilled labor using photographic assembly directions for your specific planters and require no additional tools. All planters are completely assembled at our factory and then broken down into easily assembled units for cost effective shipping.

Large multi section prefabricated modular commercial wood planters with their aluminum frame anchor glass and wood screen wall and gates, without roof penetrations, creating the tenants' favorite amenity, a dog park on the roof deck. Click for Info
Large multi-section prefabricated modular commercial wood planters with their aluminum frame anchor glass and wood screen wall and gates, without roof penetrations, creating the tenants’ favorite amenity, a dog park on the roof deck.

Since every piece is created to within .001″ accuracy, all parts are replaceable, with digital blueprints kept by DeepStream. Damaged pieces are easily replaced, and they may also be reconfigured with alternate connection pieces if needs change over time.

Lightweight modular custom wood planters make landscaping roof terraces possible as seen here atop a commercial building in Boston where they create outdoor dining and lounging spaces for tenants.
Lightweight modular custom wood planters make landscaping roof terraces possible as seen here atop a commercial building in Boston where they create outdoor dining and lounging spaces for tenants.

Repeatability and replacement parts are important to project owners, general contractors, and building management when as-built dimensions that differ from plans cause conflict. DeepStream can make changes overnight and have replacement pieces available the next day, no need to delay that certificate of occupancy.

Modular custom commercial wood planters on the roof terrace of a commercial building in Boston create an outdoor dining space for tenants. Click for info
Modular custom commercial wood planters on the roof terrace of a commercial building in Boston, hide drip irrigation and drainage creating an outdoor dining space for tenants.

The modular nature of DeepStream’s commercial wood planters, with their aluminum frame and independent, rugged planter liners, mean that no extra materials need to be brought up onto the roof decks of high rise buildings, and there will be no construction mess blowing around to clean up and remove later.

The differential height aluminum frame of these commercial wood planters creates a privacy screen wall and supports an integrated trellis with colorful flowers. Click for more info
Midtown Manhattan. The differential height aluminum frame of these commercial wood planters creates a privacy screen wall and supports an integrated trellis.

Even the largest planter installations do not need cranes; they can be brought up on elevators or even stairwells with day labor. This is important as planters are often the last items installed into finished spaces. Smaller planter liners may even be pre-planted.

Commercial Wood Planters, with rugged recycled plastic waterproof liners, on the roof deck of a Chicago restaurant create green dining and lounging areas with an herb garden for the kitchen. Click for more info
Commercial Wood Planters, with rugged recycled plastic waterproof liners, on the roof deck of a Chicago restaurant create green dining and lounging areas with an herb garden for the kitchen.

DeepStream’s self contained commercial planter systems hide drip irrigation, drainage, and even lighting, making it easy and almost instantaneous for you to provide a neat and clean installation for commercial and restaurant spaces above grade.

Ultimately customizable, DeepStream’s commercial wood planters, shown below in white recycled plastic lumber, are a designer’s dream and are an easy answer to complex design challenges.

Commercial Wood Planters, made with white recycled plastic lumber, anchor a low key glass security screen wall around the dining area at the Bob Hope USO under the iconic space age Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport. Click for info
Commercial Wood Planters, made with white recycled plastic lumber, anchor a low key glass security screen wall around the dining area at the Bob Hope USO under the iconic space age Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport.

When the designers responsible for the restoration and repurposing of the Bob Hope USO facility, photo above, under the iconic space age central hub at the Los Angeles International Airport needed an equally modern, yet low key, security perimeter, they looked to DeepStream’s commercial wood planters to anchor special clear screen wall panels and integrate an alarmed stainless steel emergency exit seamlessly.

Stand alone individual Commercial Wood Planters anchor glass screen wall create a warm, inviting, upscale outdoor dining area by creating a windbreak and providing a mounting location for lighting. Click for info
Stand alone individual Commercial Wood Planters anchor glass screen wall to create a warm, inviting, upscale outdoor dining area in the windy, foggy San Francisco Bay area by creating a windbreak and providing a mounting location for lighting.

Restaurants, club houses, commercial and private roof decks, golf clubs, hotel pools, and waterparks all have a unique need for beautiful low-key access control that can be easily met using DeepStream’s set-and-forget commercial wood planters that also reduce their maintenance and long-term capital budgets for the lowest cost of ownership over time.

Modular multi section commercial wood planters, in maintenance free recycled plastic lumber, create a lounging area at a Florida resort clubhouse. Click for Info.
Modular multi-section commercial wood planters, in maintenance free recycled plastic lumber, create a lounging area at a Florida resort clubhouse.

DeepStream’s commercial wood planters constructed with recycled plastic lumber reduce the need to cut down trees from tropical rainforests AND for each planter, or planter section, purchased, DeepStream plants 50 trees in our customers’ honor through Trees For the Future.

Trees for the Future. Click for more info at thier website Trees.org

Trees for the Future, trees.org, is a fantastic non-governmental environmental program that will issue a certificate to our customers detailing the forest that you have planted to give more back to the earth than you have taken. DeepStream is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and recycled plastic lumber and planting trees to change lives is a very meaningful contribution that should be a serious consideration when making a purchase, and it may be used in your internal and external marketing programs to let your employees and customers know that you are working towards a better future for the world by sequestering carbon, producing oxygen, and cooling the earth.

Lightweight Planters

Lightweight planters such as the cost-effective, multi-section garden planters by DeepStream Designs can help integrate green rooftop and balcony landscaping into more projects.

Using lightweight planters reduces the weight of structural components allowing for more plants and planting medium.  The engineered structural integrity of DeepStream’s 3-component commercial planter system is backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty and will last for decades. The marine anodized finish on the proprietary aluminum legs keep them looking great. There is no paint or powder coating to fail.

800 feet of DeepStream Designs lightweight modular multi-section planter system, shown on a roof deck in midtown Manhattan, made with maintenance free recycled plastic lumber
800 feet of DeepStream Designs lightweight modular multi-section planter system, shown on a roof deck in midtown Manhattan, made with maintenance free recycled plastic lumber

More than a planter, DeepStream’s Commercial Planters are a complete 3-part engineered system. Proprietary anodized aluminum legs are engineered to contain the wooden planter box as it expands and contracts through endless wet and dry cycles. The legs support a hidden aluminum frame that allows for hidden drip integration systems and drainage while holding the waterproof liner with advanced drainage options.

DeepStream’s American craftsmen custom build your planters from two types of proprietary aircraft aluminum extrusions which provide structural frames for wood, copper, slate, or recycled plastic lumber that will last for decades.  For more information on maintenance free Recycled Plastic Lumber Planters that save money and resources while making a strong environmental statement.

Cost effective solution to line, or create, parapet wall, assembles easily with unskilled labor and ships with all tools included. Click for details
800 feet of DeepStream Designs lightweight modular multi-section planter system, shown on a roof deck in midtown Manhattan, is made with maintenance free recycled plastic lumber
Marine anodized aluminum legs and aircraft aluminum frame backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty: click for details
Marine anodized aluminum legs and aircraft aluminum frame backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty assembles in just 15 minutes per section with all tool included.

This modular lightweight planter system allows for long straight runs of unlimited length, accommodates right-angle corners, and can include gates, trellises, privacy and windscreens, railings, large panels, or any combinations of features.

The aluminum frame of DeepStream's commercial planters makes mounting a  garden gate slip-in easy. Click for details.
DeepStream Designs garden gate mounted on two recycled plastic lumber Mariner planters
By using DeepStream's Commercial Planters to anchored Screen Walls and Enclosures you don't need to penetrate roof membranes, balconies decks, or sidewalks with fasteners: click for more information
Lightweight Mariner Commercial Planter Anchored Screen Walls adds natural colorful privacy to roof decks without requiring problematic roof membrane penetration.

Designed with modern architectural lines, these modular lightweight planters are available in standard 21”, 31” & 42” heights, with economical custom options available.

DeepStream Designs lightweight planter system, shown on a roof deck in midtown Manhattan, is made with maintenance free recycled plastic lumber: click for details
800 feet of DeepStream Designs modular multi-section planter system, shown on a roof deck in midtown Manhattan, is made with maintenance free recycled plastic lumber
DeepStream's planters line parapet walls at the NFL's Manhattan Headquarters
DeepStream’s planters line parapet walls at the NFL’s Manhattan Headquarters

Engineered to last for decades, DeepStream’s lightweight garden planter systems use separate rugged waterproof plastic internal liners and filter packs that prevent drain blockage.

16 sizes of rugged waterproof stock planter liners and custom welded liners to any size: click the picture for more information
Lightweight wood planters need liners. Here you see 16 stock sizes of rugged waterproof, food safe, plastic planter liners with advanced drainage Custom welded planter liners are available in any size.
DeepStream Designs advanced 3-layer drain pad created with drain board, filter fabric, and Biobarrier: click for details
DeepStream Designs creates an advanced 3-layer drain pad out of drain board, filter fabric, and Biobarrier for you so all you have to do to maximize drainage is to place the pad over the DeepStream linner sidewall drain port and hold in place with the appropriate material to slow the flow of water to the drain.

The liner-within-a-planter design not only provides a crucial thermal break to prevent root ball stress, but they also facilitate hiding irrigation, modern advanced drainage, and lighting infrastructure.

The tapered design of DeepStream’s stock liners not only provides critical irrigation, they make it easy to replant, or trim root, as part of a spring conditioning that will allow plants to flourish for years.

DeepStream's Large Lightweight Wood Planter System
DeepStream Design’s multi-section lightweight wooden planters reduce roof loading and do not require roof membrane penetrations
DeepStream Designs lightweight planter showing plastic liner detail: click for more details on planter liners
DeepStream Designs lightweight wood multi-section planter and plastic liner detail. Liners contain the soil, provide optimal drainage, hide drip irrigation, electrical, and directed drainage systems.
Click for more details on DeepStream Designs lightweight, cost effective, multi-section planters with plastic liner and Lifetime Structural Warranty
DeepStream’s lightweight multi-Section Modular Planters are an engineered planter system with proprietary marine anodized legs forming a wood planter box that hides an internal structural aluminum frame that supports a waterproof planter liner with advanced drainage and drip irrigation
DeepStream's Large Lightweight Wood Planter System: click for more detailed information
DeepStream’s Commercial Wood Planters with a Lifetime Structural Warranty are lightweight self-contained engineered system comprised of a wood planter box, structural aluminum frame, and waterproof planter liner with advanced drainage.

Planters are quickly assembled on site, 10-15 minutes per section, even by inexperienced sub-contractors using just a screwdriver.  Landscape contractors can pre-plant liners to speed installation while reducing labor, cartage, and clean-up.

DeepStream Designs multi-section lightweight planter aluminum frame detail: click for details
DeepStream Designs lightweight multi-section garden planter aluminum frame detail. Proprietary T-Legs allow for cost saving planter runs of unlimited length

The speed and neatness of the DeepStream planter system is especially important for your customers in high rise urban condominiums where approval by condo boards must be obtained before projects can begin.

No cranes and street closing permits are necessary as the modular design and packaging allow these lightweight planters to be brought up elevators or even carried up stairs by day laborers.

DeepStream Designs lightweight planter and plastic liner detail: click for details on planter liners
DeepStream Designs lightweight wood multi-section planter and plastic liner detail

Each project has custom assembly instructions using keyed versions of your drawings and photos of your actual planters taken during test assembly at our manufacturing facility.

Long section of DeepStream Designs lightweight planter with plastic liner and Lifetime structural warranty
DeepStream Designs lightweight wood multi-section planter with plastic liner and Lifetime structural warranty

When placed up against walls non-visible planks can be left off the back to save both weight and expense.

DeepStream Designs lightweight complete modular multi-section planter system with maintenance free recycled plastic lumber, installs quickly, reduces maintenance labor saving and lasts for decades
DeepStream Commercial Multi-Section planters are perfect for urban roof decks where its expensive to maintain and replace planters standard planters.

Your project is custom manufactured to your exact needs, erected, labeled, disassembled, bundled, and crated to allow for cost-effective delivery to even the hardest to reach construction sites.  

With thousands of installations, and planters of every type, DeepStream is ready to be your planter expert.  Call Sheila at (305) 857-0466 for more information and a 32 point checklist to ensure that your project is successfully completed ontime, on budget, and without stress.