Handmade locally, each of these column vases is created out of salvaged materials. The vase itself is cut from porch columns, architectural salvage pieces. A base is then added and additionally wrapped with metal to keep the pieces together. These are all made from wood but vary greatly in size, shape, color and texture. These are NOT PLANTERS - if you put dirt directly into the vessel it will of course break down the wood over time. You can certainly line the vase, place a pot into the vase or if using indoors put a vase of water into its center for fresh flowers, plants or other décor as you see fit. These are all one of a kind and can't be replicated - they're unique - just like you!