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What Does The Term Traditional Stone Planter Mean ?

Traditional Stone Planters Explained, a History Lesson.

Stone planters were originally produced over a thousand years ago as a way to give a floral display outside grand architecture, such as large palaces or other important buildings for instance.
Of course, stone planters from this period, and until fairly recently, were generally carved from solid stone by skilled stonemasons and were something that only the rich could afford.
It was not until the 1950s, mainly the 1960s, that fiberglass moulds started to be widely
available, which made it possible to make authentic copies of classic or traditional carved stone planters, at the sort of prices that the general public could afford.
Now, making traditional stone planters using the dry-cast stone method is the normal way to produce stone planters that look very similar to traditional, original carved stone planters.
Some manufacturers prefer to make planters using the wet cast method, from concrete,
although, this does not have the same authentic look that a dry-cast stone planter has.
Many of the designs and styles, that were around hundreds of years ago, are now included in styles and shapes of these modern planters using this modern method of producing authentic replica stone products.
One thing that people don’t really think about is, if dry-cast stone planters are made using the
correct materials, such as water proofer and good quality aggregates and binding agents, they are far more likely to be able to withstand harsh weather conditions, such as cold and freezing temperatures.
Many people will just say, “I want some traditional stone planters for my garden”, not knowing that it all started with carved planters many years ago.  

Cast Stone Planters


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