Hand Carved Manatee Mailbox
Our Manatee Mailbox is carved and sculpted by hand out of cedar to create the realistic lines and texture that brings it to life.
Construction starts with a standard U.S. Post Office approved mailbox, around which we construct a cage made out of exterior B.C. plywood. Then we cover the plywood with layers of Western Cedar. This gives the textured layered look of our Manatee Mailbox. The door and back are also covered in cedar for a finished look. A wooden base plate is added to the bottom for post mounting.
After construction, our Manatee is sent to the spray booth, to be covered inside and out with a protective layer of exterior paint. Then, he moves on to the art studio, where our artists add their own mix of realistic colors and details to bring him to life. We use only the finest exterior acrylic enamel in our painting. And as a final step, we add multiple coats of exterior polyurethane as a protective layer.
This method of layered, cedar construction and painting gives our Manatee Mailbox the strength and durability to withstand the elements for years to come.