|Project by AnthonyHbm||posted 04-23-2016 02:01 PM||580 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
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.