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All of our window boxes are handmade, using copper right here on island.  The ever changing look of copper, or a burnished copper look is one of the final touches to make your home distinctly Nantucket.

These decorative containers can be custom fabricated to our customer's specifications. The Lydon craftsmen will always solder, or weld our copper window boxes.  We also have ready-made standard 36” insert boxes to go.

Behind the Flower Boxes:  Founder James Lydon has been a master roofer for decades.  He established his company Lydon & Sons & Daughters on Nantucket.  This company specialized in roofs made of slate, copper, or wood.

The idea of Nantucket Flower Boxes was born during a winter nor-easter in 2018.  Standing in his workshop, James accounted for numerous sheets of copper left over from copper roof jobs, cooper gutters and flashes.  Nantucket Flower Box Company came into conception, as James thought with a smile, “they will be around for long time”.

Traditional flower boxes are wooden and prone to rot, but copper window boxes will last indefinitely.  Each box is designed to hold extra water storage on the bottom, staying safely away from the plant roots.  This makes watering flowers within the boxes efficient during busy summer months.  Additionally, our copper boxes can be left outside during the winter months year-round, unlike wooden boxes. 

The reconfiguration of how copper is made in the last twenty years, the copper will not turn green with patina.  They will turn a rich tone of brown—bronze like over time.

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