The inventor of the LetterBoxer is David Handford is a trained artist and woodworker who operates his own traditional and digital fabrication workshop, Shadowdog Limited, in Morecambe, England. David uses imagination and ingenuity to create and build bespoke products for businesses and individuals alike. He has a passion for unique and one-of-a-kind creations, and strives to bring his clients’ visions to life. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture, a custom-made sign, or a unique piece of art, David Handford is the man for the job.


LetterBoxer is a unique product that was conceptualised, designed and created by David. Inspiration to create LetterBoxer was driven by a personal love for his furry friend, Judy dog.

Judy takes her job seriously when it comes to guarding his house, even if it is just a few fingers poking through the letterbox. The letters entering were often casualties, and David grew tired of deciphering through the bite marks. Searching for a solution was limited as there are only two products, an unattractive letter box cage or cloth mail sack, both with loads of drawbacks, on the market. David wanted a more functional option that would not impede the door from opening fully nor cause damage upon installation and not look like an eyesore, thus LetterBoxer was born!

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 Design requirements

When we set out to design the LetterBoxer Letter Box Cage , we had three primary goals in mind. Firstly, we wanted it to be strong enough to withstand being attacked by a lion, in order to protect mail and newspapers when delivered. Secondly, we wanted it to be able to fold when the door opened, in order to avoid restricting the door opening and to prevent damage to the LetterBoxer Catcher and adjacent wall. Thirdly, we wanted it to look smart and stylish.

We are proud to say that the LetterBoxer letter box cage meets all of these goals, and more. It is made from high-quality materials that can withstand a heavy attack, and it features a smart, stylish design that will look great in any home. Plus, the LetterBoxer mail Catcher folds flat when the door is opened, so it won’t get in the way or cause any damage.

If you’re looking for a quality mail and newspaper catcher that will protect your deliveries and keep your home looking great, the LetterBoxer is the perfect choice.

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We had an ugly cage from Argos to catch the mail, but it fell off after bashing into the wall and making several unsightly dents in the plaster. Our new LetterBoxer is an elegant, practical thing which concertinas when it touches the wall, so you can open the door completely. It’s magnificent and highly recommended!
Patricia Long
York, Yorkshire

The installation could not get any simpler.

We designed it to simply clip to the back of your letterbox. The LetterBoxer will arrive flat with simple instructions on how to simply clip the LetterBoxer into place and fold it into shape with only a couple straightforward steps. A very easy process and no permanent damage to your door.

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Made to last a forever.

Made from solid birch plywood, which provides strength and stability due to its cross-banded layers of veneer. Birch plywood is much more resistant to warping and bowing than other wood and provides smooth soft edges.  The fabric bottom panel and side are made with Heavy-Duty Outdoor Anti-Rip upholstery fabric which will wipe clean with warm water.

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Take a look

We’re so glad you’re considering the LetterBoxer. This product is beautifully made and comes with a forever warranty, so you can be confident in its quality. We know you’ll love using it!