The Polygon Shaped Planter Volume calculator computes the volume of soil needed for a polygon shaped planter based on its shape (number of sides) and dimensions including the length of the sides and the height (depth).
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Planter Volume (V): The calculator returns the volume in cubic feet. However, this can be automatically converted into other volume units via the pull-down menu next to the answer. The calculator also returns the equivalent volume in the number of soil bags of the following sizes:
IMPORTANT NOTE: To compute the amount of soil needed in the planter, use the interior dimensions of the container, and use the top diameter associated with how high you want to fill the container. If you wish to fill to the brim, it is the full inner height.
This calculates the volume of a polygon shaped planter. Enter the dimensions of the planter including the number of sides (n), the length of one of the sides on the top (t) of the container, the length of one of the sides of the bottom (b) of the container and the (d) depth of the interior of the box (see diagram), then this formula will provide the volume of the container. This answers the following questions:
If you do not intend to fill the container to the top, this formula will over estimate unless you use a depth (d) that matches your expected top surface inside the container. Unless it's a very large container, and/or you are only using a small portion of the container, the overage should be small.
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