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Gardener's Supply

April 16, 2010 10:28 ET

Difficult-to-Find Sustainable Teak Company Offers New Custom-Designed Planters

Reforest Teak® Expands Popular Planter Line to Include Custom Designs

BURLINGTON, VT--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) -  Reforest Teak, an environmentally conscious manufacturer and online retailer of quality outdoor furniture, planters, lumber and flooring, now offers its popular teak planters in custom sizes and configurations. The company's new, easy-to-use online Custom Planter Tool allows landscapers, contractors, architects and homeowners to design, preview and purchase the perfect teak planter online.

By visiting Reforest Teak and clicking on the Custom Planter Tool link, customers can enter their desired teak planter dimensions, calculate the item's price and see a rendering of their finished planter before purchasing online. The tool is capable of designing planters in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Customers interested in designing oversized planters or those with unusual or irregular shapes -- such as round, half-moon or asymmetrical -- are encouraged to place their order by phone (1-888-236-7125).

"After selling thousands of our standard-size planters over the years, we began hearing from commercial customers and homeowners with special decks, patios and sun rooms. They wanted custom design options with our same quality construction and low prices," said Reforest Teak founder Will Raap. "Now, our Custom Planter Tool lets them create the ideal teak planter for their project or outdoor setting -- with the added assurance that their purchase is helping to restore degraded forest lands in Central America."

A long-time customer favorite, Reforest Teak's durable, elegant teak planters are constructed of plantation-grown teak wood (Tectona grandis), sustainably harvested from mixed species reforestation projects in Costa Rica. Each 100 percent teak planter features 3/8" thick by 3" wide sides, 1" teak wood bottoms and marine-grade stainless steel reinforcement bands hidden beneath upper and lower horizontal detailing for maximum strength. To allow for proper drainage and healthy plant growth, planters are drilled with half-inch drainage holes and raised on cleats. Soil stays in place with help from the included dual-layer, water permeable landscaping fabric liner. No watertight liner is required thanks to teak's natural durability.

Reforest Teak's custom and standard-size teak planters are completely handmade in Central America by local craftspeople with a time-honored tradition of fine woodworking. Over time, each long-wearing planter weathers to a silvery gray patina. Teak can also be treated with a teak sealer to preserve its original golden color, or stained or painted.

All custom teak planters are individually made to order and arrive fully assembled, with a delivery time of four to six weeks.

Reforest Teak redirects all its profits, including those from sales of its custom teak planters, to support ecological reforestation efforts in Central America.

Based in Burlington, Vt., and Costa Rica, Reforest Teak ( is a sustainable forest management enterprise. The company works jointly with a Costa Rican manufacturing partner and ecological reforestation leader to manage its established multi-species tropical hardwood plantations for forest and land renewal. To learn more about these reforestation efforts and the Reforest Teak manufacturing process, watch the informational videos posted on the Reforest Teak home page.

For more information, to purchase a Reforest Teak custom teak planter, for assistance creating the perfect teak planter installation, or to browse Reforest Teak's full line of sustainable teak planters and furniture, visit or call 1-888-236-7125.

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