What are Ore containers made out of?
STEEL: Our Steel Containers are known for their unique rust
patina that creates an organic sculptural landscape element.
Also available in array of powder coat colors, our steel
containers have the strength to handle all weather conditions,
including the freeze-thaw of the seasons, making steel ideal
for planters, fire pits, and benches.
ALUMINUM: At half the weight of steel, equal strength of
steel, and guaranteed to never rust, Aluminum is an ideal
solution where weight is a concern or for exterior planting in
harsher environments I.E. roof tops, decks, sensitive
surfaces, and coastal environments. Available in our standard
powder coat colors.
is the Natural Rust finish?
natural rust process begins here at Ore and will continue to
oxidize/rust to its own unique finish depending on its
environment. At first the rust appears powdery on the surface,
but over time the rust will penetrate into the steel and
evolve into a hard scale texture that is actually etched into
the surface of the metal. During this transition some color
transfer of the rust can take place. We do not recommend
placing our natural rust containers on porous or light colored
surfaces, but it depends on the individual’s sensitivity to
this unique process. As a substitute for the “rust look”, we
highly recommend the powder coat rust finish which is made up
of a 4 color matte finish, depicting a believable faux rust.
is powder coating and why do you use it?
Powder coating is the best method available for coating
metal. It is a process in which the color is baked on at 400
degrees. Longevity of powder coating depends on the
environment where it is used. All of our containers have a one
year limited warranty against powder coating or structural
do your containers drain?
of our containers come with drain holes and intend on being
directly planted in. It is not necessary to use grow pots,
however, some of the designs have been fit with interior
shelves to hold grow pots and saucers or to reduce the amount
of soil needed to fill the containers if one chooses to do so.
Drainage Fittings: All containers that drain onto the surface
can create “Tea-staining”. This is a process in which the soil
minerals stain the drainage water and the surface below. At an
additional charge, Ore can customize special fittings hidden
in the pots interior to plumb drainage off and away of these
sensitive surfaces and eliminate standing water.
about uneven surfaces?
Adjustable Feet: At an additional cost, Ore also offers a
method to level and plumb the container on uneven surfaces
with adjustable feet welded onto each individual container.
Are your fire pits equipped for natural gas?
indeed. Both Items #323 and #311 are provided with the option
for either gas or wood burning. Gas kits are available at an
additional charge. The new Arc Fire Pit #334 is solely a gas
burning fire pit. Everything is provided for a licensed
plumber to hook up to an existing gas or propane line.
Ore Inc. Firepits are not home heating devices. Our firepits
are to be used for outdoor decoration only. All uses with the
actual flame are at the risk of the purchaser. Ore Inc. or
it's affiliates are not responsible for any damages to persons
or property due to inflammable use of this decoration.