Custom Copper Mail Box Design & Fabrication Page

Updated 5 / 2021

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Better than Standard Mailbox

Especially in these days of pandemic concerns a copper mailbox is far more germ-free than any other painted metal commonly used. As long as the copper is left raw, exposed to the elements and allowed to develop a nice patina. This is best for you and your mail carrier.

I also make them much sturdier, with some nice styling, and features not found elsewhere. You are not limited to just these designs. These are just some examples of what we can do for you. Feel free to request the size and style that you want, along with your custom address numbers.

The curved top style you commonly see is a clever design. It is just the most efficient design to use the thinnest sheet metal possible with a reasonable strength and simple fabrication.

Standard Size Post Mount Mailbox

This was made a little larger than a standard size mailbox. It was made with a sturdy 24oz copper, a solid wood base, hardwood reinforced door with a brass hinge, brass knob, rare earth magnet closure, flag, along with brass address numbers, and all fastening hardware runs about $800 with shipping.

I had made several of these copper mailboxes for for friends and neighbors as gifts back in the early 2000's. I made these designed with a taper down towards the back of the mail tube, and a tapered extension out front for a little added style and better weather protection while accessing your mail. I built this with a 3/4" hardwood plywood in the door for added strength, and a solid 2X10 wood bottom with groves cut in the floor for draining any water that might get in, so the mail should stay dry. The wood was varnished and I also have pure tung oil to use. A removable stainless steel screen can also be used for this.

This is larger than a standard 6.75" wide mailbox. This was more of the rural size at 9.5" wide X 14" tall in the front. The inside mouth is 8.5" wide by 12" tall. The back drops down to just 7" tall inside.

I specialize in custom work, so this can be made in different sizes, styles, and copper thicknesses, so your cost would depend on your specific needs.

Envelope Style Wall Mount Mailbox

In mid 2015 I was asked to make this wall mount mailbox project for a Client named Julia Swyer in Scarsdale, New York. She had sent me a specific design she wanted, which resembles an envelope, as you can see. This was made with a sturdy 24oz copper with safety hems bent along the outer edges for a soft edge that is also twice as strong. It can be made with an outgoing mail caddy and different style handles or knobs to open it with. She chose not to add them. I included a block of wood to step this out past the side molding on her column. The cost with ground freight is around $600.

The size of this was 3.5" D X 10" T X 12.5" W.

This can also be made in different sizes, copper thicknesses, knob or handle for the lid, and a flag or craddle for outgoing mail, so the cost would depend on your specific needs.

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Large Rural Mailbox

This taller mailbox I made for Randy Kell in Annapolis Maryland (12-20). He asked me to build them a sturdy large rural size mailbox in a thick heavy-duty 48oz copper to replace their thinner copper mailbox. This weighs a wapping 64.8 pounds. This is strong enough to stand on. The cost for this was $2.5k delivered.

This mailbox was built 12" wide, 26" deep, and 18" tall. This could be made in different sizes and shapes to suit your needs.

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Security Mailbox

This taller security mailbox I made for myself (11-03) and still use to this day. I first built this frame with 3/4" birch plywood for dent resistance (boys will be boys), covered in 20oz copper.  This shows some different versatile kind of design and fabrication work I can do. This could be made in different sizes and shapes to suit your needs.

This security mailbox was built 13" wide, 20" deep, and 19" tall to the tip of the roof, This would run about $1,800 with shipping.

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