Hip To Be Square

Circular is so last season. Go square with sleek modular planters that are a sophisticated upgrade of the typical plastic ones. Groovebox planters are made from a single sheet of sturdy steel, then powder-coated to add color and an extra layer of protection from the elements. Unlike plastic, they won’t fade or crack from sun exposure. The square shape is modern and interesting, in sizes suitable for plants from a desktop bloom up to mini palm tree. Each planter arrives flat for you to assemble, but don’t worry—the steel plates slide together easily. Moving or storing these planters is a snap, too. And each comes with a matching steel drainage tray. Designer Eric Green has an oh-so appropriate last name. He loves the outdoors, and wanted to create something that would look just as good placed in a home as it does in the yard. His planters definitely double as décor, while giving plants and flowers a mod makeover.

Groovebox Living

Modular Planters

Hip To Be Square

Circular is so last season. Go square with sleek modular planters that are a sophisticated upgrade of the typical plastic ones. Groovebox planters are made from a single sheet of sturdy steel, then powder-coated to add color and an extra layer of protection from the elements. Unlike plastic, they won’t fade or crack from sun exposure. The square shape is modern and interesting, in sizes suitable for plants from a desktop bloom up to mini palm tree. Each planter arrives flat for you to assemble, but don’t worry—the steel plates slide together easily. Moving or storing these planters is a snap, too. And each comes with a matching steel drainage tray. Designer Eric Green has an oh-so appropriate last name. He loves the outdoors, and wanted to create something that would look just as good placed in a home as it does in the yard. His planters definitely double as décor, while giving plants and flowers a mod makeover.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Eric
    Eric

    Hello Everyone! I am proud to introduce Groovebox and our range of flat-pack, innovative planters to The Grommet! My name is Eric Green and I am the designer behind the Groovebox Collection. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have. Happy Planting!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/8/2016 10:05 AM

    In designing these planters, what elements did you consider essential from the start?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 10:36 AM

    @Mike Simplicity, Durability and Function are three of the main driving forces behind this design. I wanted to create a modular planter that could ship flat and was easy to assemble and disassemble. The planters are made from powder coated steel so they will withstand the outdoors while still looking great inside.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/8/2016 10:39 AM

    It seems like you've thought of everything with these. What has been the most common piece of feedback from users?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 10:48 AM

    @Mike Thanks Mike! I have been making these for about a year now and the feed back has been great! The most common thing people mention to me is how impressed they are by the simple assembly. Lots of people also mention that they appreciate the thought process that has gone into the packaging for flat-pack shipping.

  • Jan
    Jan
    8/8/2016 10:46 AM

    What's the volume of each size planter?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 11:08 AM

    @Jan Great questions Jan! I am posting this here shortly.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 12:42 PM

    @Jan Hi there Jan! Ok, so basically the easiest way for you to probably visualize your question is that the 24" will use a plant that comes in a 8-10 gallon container, 18" will use a 3-5 gallon plant, 12" will us .5-1 gallon plant and the 6" and 9" can be used for small flowers, succulents and herbs. Let me know if you would like this all in cubic feet and I would be happy to post that too. Thanks for the question!

  • John
    John
    8/8/2016 11:09 AM

    The explanatory video makes it appear that these planters are easy to handle and move. Yet the shipping weight of the 24" size appears to be 54 pounds. How much do these planters weigh when filled w/ dirt? Grommet says that shipping is not free. What are the shipping charges for the 18" and 24" models?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/8/2016 11:19 AM

    Hi John, the shipping will depend on the location, but yes, the larger planters are heavy, which is why the costs are higher and they're not eligible for free shipping. Expect the large planters to be heavier when filled with dirt.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 11:32 AM

    @john Hi John! Great question. The larger planters are heavy because they are made from steel. With weight comes durability, this planter is built to last unlike other options like ceramic, wood or fiberglass. If you are looking to use the 24" planter I would recommend this as more permanent planter in your space; as this will be used for larger planting like bushes and mini trees. Hope that helps.

  • Michele
    Michele
    8/8/2016 11:34 AM

    @Mike I would like to send the 9" size planter to England. Can it be shipped to England from Grommet, if not, can it be shipped, considering restrictions on what can go through the mails now?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/8/2016 11:41 AM

    Hi Michele, it cannot be shipped to England through us directly, but it can be sent to England through us via a third party service like Bongo.

  • Linda
    Linda
    8/8/2016 12:05 PM

    Love the boxes! What kind of drainage does it have?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 12:37 PM

    @Linda Hi Linda there are two half circle drainage holes in the bottom; these also act as finger holes when you assemble the planter and drop in the base plate. These holes are 1/2 in diameter. I have also designed a matching drainage tray that comes with your planter. Thanks!

  • maria rose
    maria rose
    8/8/2016 2:24 PM

    I am trying to establish a small group of plants that I put outside during the warmer months (in planters) and keep inside during the winter. I am finally getting success with my first tree (a fig tree). As I live in an apartment I can't plant anything unless I put it into a planter. My only concern on your planters (which look fantastic and very durable) is the weight, as I have to lift planters to bring inside. The smaller ones are not a problem, I would like to know about the 12 inch and higher sizes.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 2:59 PM

    @maria rose Hi Maria, great questions. I don't see any challenges for you with the 6", 9" and 12" planters. They have handles which makes it easier. For the 18" and 24" sizes they might be a little challenging for one person to move once they are filled with soil. One suggestion would be to place them on a small square platform with wheels before filling with soil and your plant. This will make them easily movable.

  • Francine
    Francine
    8/8/2016 2:46 PM

    Hi Eric,

    I live in a hot climate, and I'm wondering if it's safe to use these planters in 100-120 degree weather in the summer? Will the hot metal damage the soil or the plants?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 3:02 PM

    @Francine Hi Francine! These planters do well in hot temperatures as well. Are you planning on having these in direct sunlight for the full day or is there some shade?

  • Francine
    Francine
    8/8/2016 3:25 PM

    @Eric There's some shade in the morning, but it gets direct sunlight most of the day and afternoon

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 3:58 PM

    @Francine In your heat I'm sure the plants will enjoy that little bit of shade. The planters will hold up, its just a matter of choosing the correct type of plants that will do well in 100-120 degree weather. I think both succulents and cacti look great in Groovebox Planters, might be a great option for your climate and space.

  • Anisa
    Anisa
    8/8/2016 4:12 PM

    How is the paint coat maintained in a rainy/humid environment?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 4:30 PM

    @Anisa Hello Anisa! Thanks for chiming in! The powder coat finish on our planters will do well in rainy and humid environments. The steel is coated with a commercial grade powder coat that prevents rusting of the steel. Plants will love a rainy/humid environment too. Happy Planting!

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    8/8/2016 4:13 PM

    Is there any chance of water leakage from the corners of the planters, or from the base? I have a nice finished wood surface where I put my indoor plants. Thanks!

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 4:27 PM

    @Kathryn Great question Kathryn! This is exactly why we designed the matching drainage tray that comes with our planters for each size. You will not have any leakage from the drainage tray so your finished wood surface is safe! Happy Planting!

  • Jan
    Jan
    8/8/2016 9:23 PM

    Nice look and certainly innovative. Do they really cost that much to produce? The pricing for larger planters is out of reach for most folks.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 11:38 PM

    @Jan Good Evening Jan and thank you for your feedback. The price of our planters is based off the quality durability and material used. Our planters are made from cold rolled steel and then powder coated with a commercial grade powder coat. If you do compare Groovebox Planters to other planters of similar size, material and quality you will find that our cost is very competitive. There are planters on the market that are cheaper, these are of lower quality and will tend to have issues with cracking, rotting, breaking and fading.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Groovebox Living

Modular Planters

Hip To Be Square

Circular is so last season. Go square with sleek modular planters that are a sophisticated upgrade of the typical plastic ones.

Groovebox planters are made from a single sheet of sturdy steel, then powder-coated to add color and an extra layer of protection from the elements. Unlike plastic, they won’t fade or crack from sun
exposure.

The square shape is modern and interesting, in sizes suitable for plants from a desktop bloom up to mini palm tree. Each planter arrives flat for you to assemble, but don’t worry—the steel plates slide together easily. Moving or storing these planters is a snap, too. And each comes with a matching steel drainage tray.

Designer Eric Green has an oh-so appropriate last name. He loves the outdoors, and wanted to create something that would look just as good placed in a home as it does in the yard. His planters definitely double as décor, while giving plants and flowers a mod makeover.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Eric
    Eric

    Hello Everyone! I am proud to introduce Groovebox and our range of flat-pack, innovative planters to The Grommet! My name is Eric Green and I am the designer behind the Groovebox Collection. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have. Happy Planting!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/8/2016 10:05 AM

    In designing these planters, what elements did you consider essential from the start?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 10:36 AM

    @Mike Simplicity, Durability and Function are three of the main driving forces behind this design. I wanted to create a modular planter that could ship flat and was easy to assemble and disassemble. The planters are made from powder coated steel so they will withstand the outdoors while still looking great inside.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/8/2016 10:39 AM

    It seems like you've thought of everything with these. What has been the most common piece of feedback from users?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 10:48 AM

    @Mike Thanks Mike! I have been making these for about a year now and the feed back has been great! The most common thing people mention to me is how impressed they are by the simple assembly. Lots of people also mention that they appreciate the thought process that has gone into the packaging for flat-pack shipping.

  • Jan
    Jan
    8/8/2016 10:46 AM

    What's the volume of each size planter?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 11:08 AM

    @Jan Great questions Jan! I am posting this here shortly.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 12:42 PM

    @Jan Hi there Jan! Ok, so basically the easiest way for you to probably visualize your question is that the 24" will use a plant that comes in a 8-10 gallon container, 18" will use a 3-5 gallon plant, 12" will us .5-1 gallon plant and the 6" and 9" can be used for small flowers, succulents and herbs. Let me know if you would like this all in cubic feet and I would be happy to post that too. Thanks for the question!

  • John
    John
    8/8/2016 11:09 AM

    The explanatory video makes it appear that these planters are easy to handle and move. Yet the shipping weight of the 24" size appears to be 54 pounds. How much do these planters weigh when filled w/ dirt? Grommet says that shipping is not free. What are the shipping charges for the 18" and 24" models?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/8/2016 11:19 AM

    Hi John, the shipping will depend on the location, but yes, the larger planters are heavy, which is why the costs are higher and they're not eligible for free shipping. Expect the large planters to be heavier when filled with dirt.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 11:32 AM

    @john Hi John! Great question. The larger planters are heavy because they are made from steel. With weight comes durability, this planter is built to last unlike other options like ceramic, wood or fiberglass. If you are looking to use the 24" planter I would recommend this as more permanent planter in your space; as this will be used for larger planting like bushes and mini trees. Hope that helps.

  • Michele
    Michele
    8/8/2016 11:34 AM

    @Mike I would like to send the 9" size planter to England. Can it be shipped to England from Grommet, if not, can it be shipped, considering restrictions on what can go through the mails now?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/8/2016 11:41 AM

    Hi Michele, it cannot be shipped to England through us directly, but it can be sent to England through us via a third party service like Bongo.

  • Linda
    Linda
    8/8/2016 12:05 PM

    Love the boxes! What kind of drainage does it have?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 12:37 PM

    @Linda Hi Linda there are two half circle drainage holes in the bottom; these also act as finger holes when you assemble the planter and drop in the base plate. These holes are 1/2 in diameter. I have also designed a matching drainage tray that comes with your planter. Thanks!

  • maria rose
    maria rose
    8/8/2016 2:24 PM

    I am trying to establish a small group of plants that I put outside during the warmer months (in planters) and keep inside during the winter. I am finally getting success with my first tree (a fig tree). As I live in an apartment I can't plant anything unless I put it into a planter. My only concern on your planters (which look fantastic and very durable) is the weight, as I have to lift planters to bring inside. The smaller ones are not a problem, I would like to know about the 12 inch and higher sizes.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 2:59 PM

    @maria rose Hi Maria, great questions. I don't see any challenges for you with the 6", 9" and 12" planters. They have handles which makes it easier. For the 18" and 24" sizes they might be a little challenging for one person to move once they are filled with soil. One suggestion would be to place them on a small square platform with wheels before filling with soil and your plant. This will make them easily movable.

  • Francine
    Francine
    8/8/2016 2:46 PM

    Hi Eric,

    I live in a hot climate, and I'm wondering if it's safe to use these planters in 100-120 degree weather in the summer? Will the hot metal damage the soil or the plants?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 3:02 PM

    @Francine Hi Francine! These planters do well in hot temperatures as well. Are you planning on having these in direct sunlight for the full day or is there some shade?

  • Francine
    Francine
    8/8/2016 3:25 PM

    @Eric There's some shade in the morning, but it gets direct sunlight most of the day and afternoon

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 3:58 PM

    @Francine In your heat I'm sure the plants will enjoy that little bit of shade. The planters will hold up, its just a matter of choosing the correct type of plants that will do well in 100-120 degree weather. I think both succulents and cacti look great in Groovebox Planters, might be a great option for your climate and space.

  • Anisa
    Anisa
    8/8/2016 4:12 PM

    How is the paint coat maintained in a rainy/humid environment?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 4:30 PM

    @Anisa Hello Anisa! Thanks for chiming in! The powder coat finish on our planters will do well in rainy and humid environments. The steel is coated with a commercial grade powder coat that prevents rusting of the steel. Plants will love a rainy/humid environment too. Happy Planting!

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    8/8/2016 4:13 PM

    Is there any chance of water leakage from the corners of the planters, or from the base? I have a nice finished wood surface where I put my indoor plants. Thanks!

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 4:27 PM

    @Kathryn Great question Kathryn! This is exactly why we designed the matching drainage tray that comes with our planters for each size. You will not have any leakage from the drainage tray so your finished wood surface is safe! Happy Planting!

  • Jan
    Jan
    8/8/2016 9:23 PM

    Nice look and certainly innovative. Do they really cost that much to produce? The pricing for larger planters is out of reach for most folks.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    8/8/2016 11:38 PM

    @Jan Good Evening Jan and thank you for your feedback. The price of our planters is based off the quality durability and material used. Our planters are made from cold rolled steel and then powder coated with a commercial grade powder coat. If you do compare Groovebox Planters to other planters of similar size, material and quality you will find that our cost is very competitive. There are planters on the market that are cheaper, these are of lower quality and will tend to have issues with cracking, rotting, breaking and fading.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.