Artesian Designs
3337 W. 161st Street North
Skiatook, OK 74070

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Frequently Asked Pedestal/Column Questions

1. How much do these columns weigh?

2. Since they are so light, how do you make them stable so they don't get knocked or blown over?

3. What colors do the columns come in?

4. Are other finishes available?

5. Are they strong and can they hold a lot of weight?

6. What are some of the uses for the columns?

7. What sizes are the columns and pedestals?


 

1. How much do the columns weigh?

The decorative columns are made of PVC and ABS plastic . An 8 foot column will weigh about than 15 pounds. This makes them very easy to move around and very versatile in the ways that they can be used. They make great entrances, arbors, backdrops, wedding columns or elegant stage elements to set just the right ambience for your wedding or special event.

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2. Since they are so light, how do you make them stable so they don't get knocked or blown over?


The tops of all the decorative columns have a 5 inch hole cut out so that weight can be slid down the center of the column to provide stability to the column. We have found that a 25 pound bag of lead shot is the most compact weight and easy to get in most areas. Sand bags or bags of rocks can also be used, but they are more bulky and a little more cumbersome. When more than one column is in close proximity, two, three or more columns can be connected using the optional "connecting top" (see accessories) with a rod, pole or board to tie the decorative plastic columns together and greatly improve their stability.

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3. What colors do the columns come in?


White is the base material for the decorative columns. It is ready to be sealed or painted using a quality seal or spray paint. This makes touch ups of the column a snap after a rental event or a permanent placement. Using a gloss finish also makes clean up of scuff marks and hand prints easier.

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4. Are other finishes available?

Not at this time.

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5. Are they strong and can they hold a lot of weight?

Yes, the shorter pedestals can easily hold 200 to 300 pounds each, we use them to stand on when we set up our booths for trade shows. The columns are not designed to be load bearing even though they can hold some weight.

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6. What are some of the uses for the columns?

The obvious is their great versatility for decorating for various events, but they are also being used on homes to spruce up a porch or entry that needs a face lift. They can be used for interior decorating or decorative roman column to accent living/dining room entrances. They can also be cut in half vertically and attached to the wall for the effect of a faux column support totally changing the décor of a room. They can also be set up as an arbor with a grid work above four connected columns. These can look very graceful around a spa or garden bench. Can be used as a decorative roman column or wedding column.

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7. What sizes are the columns and pedestals?


Standard display pedestal heights are 28", 32" and 36", but they can be made to any height via custom order. The columns are all done to custom order and can be any height. Typically the columns will be between 6' and 8'. The tallest column that can be shipped via FedEx Ground is 6'. Columns taller than that are shipped common carrier and it is usually best to order at least four to due to shipping minimums for these light-weight oversized items.

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1. How long can I leave my plant without watering?

There is no set answer due to many factors: Plant size, indoor or outdoor, type of plant, humidity which changes. Most plants will do fine for at least two months. It is recommended that the water be changed every two months to keep it fresh and not allow it to stagnate. Algae should not be a problem since there is no light getting into the water reservoir. You will have to experiment with your plants and placement to see what is best for you and your plant.

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2. How does the water get to the plant?

The water is drawn out of the water reservoir via the Wick, which is a passive capillary movement of the water (wet to dry osmosis). The plant will draw the moisture out of the soil and perlite as it is needed, so you do not have to worry about over watering your plants ever again. If you want to water your plant as you have in the past, you can, but you will have to empty out the reservoir periodically, since much of the water will drain directly through after the soil and perlite is saturated.

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3. What is the planting process for the Water Wick Planter?

Just plant your plants in the perlite planting medium (provided) and fill the rest of the self watering  planter pot with good potting mix. Then fill reservoir with 2 1/2 gallons of tap water. The water will absorb up the wick through the perlite to provide moisture to the plant automatically. For the next month or two, you won't have to do another thing. In about a couple of months, simply change the water, and add a light solution of water soluble plant food and that's it for two more months. It couldn't be easier.

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4. What size of plants can be planted in the planter?

We recommend that you use 4" to 6" potted plants, but you can plant up to 8" and 10" plants if you like. They are a little more difficult to plant and may not fit in the pot as well depending on whether the plant is root bound or not. Use your judgment, but allow some room for growth over a period of time.

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5. What kind of plants can be planted in the planter?

Just about any house plant will work in the self watering pot for indoors. For outdoor planters, try some of the annuals for color in the spring and summer. Obviously they will need to be changed out seasonally as with other planters, but no daily watering is needed like with most planters. Smaller plants may need to be watered from the top a few times to get the roots growing down into the perlite where they can get the needed moisture. Our self watering pots or self watering planters or hydroponic pots will do an excellent job.

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