Bungalow Mailbox

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Project by milehigh posted 05-08-2009 06:28 PM 4659 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt at fuming oak. Found out all about sapwood and no tannins-no color. This was made from QSWO so i might not have even caught the sapwood had i been looking for it. As has been posted on here many times, the lessons are in the projects. After trying every fumed oak dye known to man in an attempt to blend the white sapwood, i dyed the whole box. FWIW, diluted transtint mission brown was the closest i got. Will know better next time. A small project like this was perfect training ground for fuming.


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#1 posted 05-08-2009 09:15 PM

Nice job, Paul. You’re right, I don’t think there is a color that accurately matches fumed oak. If I manage to let some sap wood in, I just leave it for character. I have several plans for Bungalow mailboxes, but now that I’ve built my bungalow style house, my mail man doesn’t get any closer than the street, so I had to build a Craftsman style mailbox post. Oh, well.

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#2 posted 05-08-2009 09:43 PM

Hey Paul
That’s a real beauty well done

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#3 posted 05-08-2009 10:53 PM

Paul I see my next cutting board in the design on the front,, thanks for the inspiration,,I like the colour combo!

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#4 posted 05-16-2009 12:17 AM

Hey this is fanTASTIC! This would go great with my little 1940’s house!

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