|Project by Andy||posted 03-24-2016 04:51 PM||706 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I needed a new mailbox at my new house so i thought Id just make one. Everything is better made of wood anyway right?
The box is red oak and the flag is purple heart. The flag is attached with a stainless screw with a rubber washer on both sides of the flag and oak dowels were placed as the flag stoppers so it doesnt swing all the way around. I put several coats of urethane on with a rag and the water just runs right off of it. The front has a small overhang over the door to keep water out of the inside. The post is aromatic cedar that i got from the hardware store.
Ill probably do a light sanding and add another coat of finish about once a year. When this mailbox has reached the end of its life ill just make another one. Only time will tell how long it will really last but im thinkin it will be a long with a new coat if finish yearly.
-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods