Hidden in plain sight, many objects we touch daily exist for us mentally only in functional terms if we consider them at all. And we usually consider them only when they break down and need to be repaired or replaced, like when the humble mailbox meets an ignominious end at a truck’s bumper or after a storm. However, custom designed mailboxes are a wonderful way to add a unique touch to your home’s curb appeal and, though they are perhaps some of the smallest outdoor installations you can build, they can have a dramatic impact. Take a look at some of the distinctive custom outdoor products designed by CustomMade artisans for their customers’ mailbox needs.
What you interact with every day deserves to be beautiful, too, write Derek and Danielle Hurd of Studio 1212, and this unique modern vintage mailbox, a merger of a modern style maple frame with an antique brass post office box face, “will add a contemporary touch to your home without overpowering. The subtle play of the antique box with the modern frame is fun to watch.” This open frame mailbox was designed for a secure outdoor location, but if you contact the artisans you can discuss both your stylistic and security needs for your own custom piece.
“Any design mailbox can be made for you,” write Brenda and George Davis of Davis Family Creations. Their pine “Ol’ Timey Toolbox Mailbox” is just one example of the custom mailboxes they can create. Share your ideas with the artisans: “We can make anything out of wood. Your Designs…Our Creations.”
Kent Samuelson of Lightcrafters can take your mailbox design and size specifications and bring it to life in glass and metal. This art glass and copper mailbox was a custom design. You can also have a custom address mailbox created with an illuminated face. Read the many rave reviews Kent has received from his clients and then contact him to commission your own mailboxes and light fixtures.
Custom outdoor products should look good and withstand the elements. These mailboxes by Rose Woodworks were custom made for high-end communities with heavy gauge copper and brass boxes and decay resistant posts of western red cedar and black locust. Nathan Rose has 30 years of woodworking experience and in recent years has “branched out” into creating “an interesting array of functional objects for planned communities, camps, golf courses, and homes,” including exterior objects like mailboxes. Contact Nathan and have him bring his focus on functionality, aesthetics, and durability to your outdoor projects.
Have something in mind for custom mailboxes or other outdoor installations for your home? Submit your ideas through our “Get it Made” job board. CustomMade artisans interested in your project will then get in touch with you.