Feel free to wave as you drive by The Stratford on your way out the door every morning. This sturdy but elegant lifeguard will keep your packages inside and hidden from your open porch and the possible stray dog roaming the neighborhood. The Stratford has 2 compartments; the upper mailbox is for basic letters, envelopes, magazines and the lower is for packages. Keys come for the lock on the back of the box for you to access your deliveries. Top mailbox lock available upon request.
The Stratford can be anchored as is to any existing concrete or stone pad. In case no pad exists, we provide an anchoring post consisting of an 11 5/8” x 16 1/2” x ¼” plate welded to a 20” long 3” x 3” steel tube to be set into concrete. Holes in the ¼” plate line up with the anchoring holes in the base of the parcel box, allowing easy installation anywhere desired. All Stratford mailboxes come with the anchor plate.
We build and deliver this mailbox in clean raw dark gray hot rolled steel. Much like the grain in wood, this dark steel finish comes with some variety of heat marks from the raw steel cooling in the steel mill. Most people let this mailbox develop a handsome rust patina over time. The pictures show it at the tail end of this process when it has cured to an orange rust as well as the dark gray, raw steel look as we deliver it.
SHIPPING: This listing is for free local pickup in Austin only. No shipping required.
FLAG: We now offer two choices of flags when purchasing your mailbox, a steel flag or red powder coated flag.
Please allow 4 weeks fabrication time. Upon completion, we will notify you that your mailbox is ready to be picked up.
As with all of our products, the raw steel will eventually develop a brown patina over time with natural weathering. The rate at which this rusting happens varies with exposure to the elements and your particular climate. For more information about speeding up the rusting process, painting, or sealing your mailbox, please go here.