The Hartford model has come a long way in design. We began with true cedar but we could only get a few years out of it. Then we upgraded to a cast fiber resin board with was sturdy and lasted 10-15 years, so long as you minded the bottom while trimming the yard. With elegance and longevity in mind, these mailboxes are now composed of a high quality PVC board. They are sealed from the inside out and then primed and painted. Truly one of our finest hand crafted mailboxes to this day.
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