Unique And Decorative Barrel Planters
Barrel planters make unique additions to your home. They are easy to make and look great in your garden or entrance to your house. Barrel planters are crafted from a large wine or whiskey barrels. Since they are both weather resistant and durable, they are a popular choice for outdoor plantings and can be used to enhance any landscape layout. There are two basic types of barrel planters, the more common of the two is made by cutting a barrel in half horizontally, while the other style is created by cutting a barrel in half vertically. Horizontally cut barrels are rounder and come in different heights. Though full barrels are seldom used for planters, half barrels and three quarter barrels may be. A vertically cut barrel is created by cutting a barrel in half longways and is often referred to as a trough planter.
Both styles of planters are generally made of solid wood, usually oak, though they can also be made from redwood or cedar. The barrels vary in color from light beige to red to chocolate brown. The coloring depends on the type of wood the barrel is made from. Barrels can also be stained or painted, but most often they have a natural wood finish. If made from real wood the color will change, over time, from exposure to rain, wind, and sun.