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Project by AnthonyHbm posted 04-23-2016 02:01 PM 773 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its gets pretty windy in my neighborhood and I’ve had to buy a few plastic mailboxes over the years. When the last storm blew the lid off my mailbox I decided to build my own. This was a quick build because we needed a mailbox immediately, so please forgive the wood screws in lieu of joinery.

Made from Yellow Pine. The design is very similar to the plastic mailbox it replaced. I strove to pay close attention to wood grain and look for what I perceived the most beautiful part of the board. I chose to embrace the knots and annual rings (thanks Matt Cremona). Two coats of Zinsser SealCoat and three coats of oil-based Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane (Clear Satin).

The only modification I need to make is install a strip on the lid to keep the rainwater out of the box.

Quick and practical projects sure are fun.

Thank you for taking a look.

-- Anthonyhbm

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#1 posted 04-23-2016 03:36 PM

Very nice looking.

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#2 posted 04-23-2016 07:29 PM

It’s a very practical project. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 04-24-2016 12:48 AM

Thank you BurlyBob and helluvawreck for your kind words.

-- Anthonyhbm

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