Building the Perfect Porch Box® 

Porch Boxes aren't a part of our business, they ARE our business.  This single-focus allows us to deliver more than a box; we deliver a rugged and elegant outdoor storage solution that will last for years.  

Materials:

Porch Boxes are built with the same materials that are used to construct your house.  We take insulating, moisture-resistant, and virtually indestructible siding, sandwich it between pieces of Select Douglas Fir lumber, then assemble the parts with galvanized fasteners.  All of the Porch Box materials are designed to protect what's inside the box from what's outside the box.     

Click On Photo to Enlarge and see why this isn't your average box.

Design: 

The Porch Box was designed and built to be rugged, functional and classy enough to be displayed on your front porch.  Each Porch Box is carefully built with the proper mix of woodworking joints and fasteners so that the form compliments function to help keep your home deliveries secure.  For instance:

  • Full-length spline joints mate the risers and siding.  The joint creates stability, and a convenient grip when you need to pick up the box.  
  • Small Spaces at the floor joints allow interior moisture to drain out the floor perimeter, while the siding allows the box to breathe. 
  • The recessed siding design creates an integrated handle so the lid can be opened on three sides of the box.  

Locking your Box:

What is the easiest way to lock a box?  Simple: add a hasp...Except that hasps are U-G-L-Y.  So we created the "Hidden Hasp."  When not in use the hasp is held firmly against the lid, up and out of the way.  A sticker on the inside of the box provides convenient directions for your delivery person to understand how to lock the box. 

Instructions inside the box make locking the box almost foolproof.

Instructions inside the box make locking the box almost foolproof.

A magnet holds the hasp to the lid when not in use, while a second loop provides a storage location for your favorite style of lock, so it is always ready.  

Each Porch Box & Parcel Box comes with a 2-Sided Delivery Notification Placard for your door.

Each Porch Box & Parcel Box comes with a 2-Sided Delivery Notification Placard for your door.

What the box looks like when the Hasp is hidden in the lid.

Internet enable your Porch Box® with a Master® 4401DLH smart eLock (sold separately)

Internet enable your Porch Box® with a Master® 4401DLH smart eLock (sold separately)

All locked up!

Bolt Down Your Box, for a Buck (or so...)

For an extra measure of security your Porch Box can be bolted down to about any flat surface.  Just place your Porch Box against the surface you wish to secure the box to, then head to the local hardware store for a mending plate or a few fender washers and appropriate length screws or bolts.  Drill a pilot hole for the screw/bolt through the side or bottom of your Porch Box, add the supporting plate or washer on the inside of the box and tighten down to secure.  

Mending plates and screws come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and are readily available at the local hardware store.

Mending plates and screws come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and are readily available at the local hardware store.

A couple of 1/4" Lag bolts and Fender washers is an inexpensive way to bolt down your box to a solid surface

A couple of 1/4" Lag bolts and Fender washers is an inexpensive way to bolt down your box to a solid surface

 

Customization:  

Since Porch Box uses the same materials as your house, it is easy to paint it to match your home...Or Not match your home.  It's your choice!  How about making your Porch Box a canvas to display your artistic talent?  Want your Porch Box to be a "Garden Box?" or a "Dog Box?"  How about a "Parcel Box?"  Well grab some paint because you can make your box whatever you want it to be.  We even offer the option to add address numbers on the front of your box so people have an easier time finding your house.  Relocating?  Take your Porch Box with you and paint it to match your new home.  You just can't get this type of fun and flexibility from a metal or plastic box.   

Made in the USA: 

Porch Boxes aren't made in an foreign factory that stamps out mountains of metal or plastic boxes and ships them across the ocean to America.  Nope. Every Porch Box is built in the Porch Box shop at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA.