Letters To Santa Mailbox For Local Elementary School

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Project by BusterB posted 09-22-2016 05:32 PM 825 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On a trip to Nashville last year my wife spotted a “letters to Santa Mailbox” in the lobby of the hotel we stayed at. She decided that she needed one for the school that she is principal of. Well after eight months of thinking about it, I finally built my version of it. I used scrap and salvaged wood so all it cost was hardware and paint so I am guessing I have less than 40 dollars in it. I hope the kids enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed building it.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#1 posted 09-22-2016 05:58 PM

Very cute story behind this project and colours remind on London’s mailboxes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-22-2016 06:09 PM

Very nice work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-22-2016 06:52 PM

Another fine job by BusterB!! Wow, that baby is RED! No one will bump into it, that’s for sure. It is a fine likeness of the real thing. It’s hard to believe it’s all made from scraps. Fantastic job, the kids will love it.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#4 posted 09-22-2016 07:11 PM

My wife and I both like it. Looks like it will be on the list.
You don’t have the pick up schedule on it. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 09-22-2016 08:08 PM

Looks good and a great idea! That things gonna get some use!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#6 posted 09-22-2016 09:03 PM

Nice one, Buster. That will keep the big guy busy if he gets that full of letters!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 09-22-2016 10:12 PM

I love it my friend, really cool!

-- "The Cedar King"

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#8 posted 09-22-2016 10:23 PM

Awesome job Buster. That mail box will make a lot of kids happy.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 09-22-2016 11:10 PM

That is a great mail box, Buster! “Santa” will have LOTS of reading material this December!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 09-23-2016 12:32 AM

Ivan – Thank you sir. One of those round red old school British mailboxes….now that would be a cool build!!

Monte- Thank you sir.

Jeff- thanks buddy. Yes it is a tad bit red at that. Could have used your wood bending expertise Mr canoe builder…

Dave- thank you sir. Seems I did over look the schedule plate….ahhh maybe next time…lol

Richard – thank you sir.

Jim- thank you sir. I tried to turn one out on the lathe like you would have… but gave up…lol

Todd- thank you cedar king. Hope you are feeling better buddy.

Lee- thank you buddy. I sure hope they enjoy it….

Candy- thank you buddy-ett. They usually print the kindergarten kids letters in the local paper and some of them are a real hoot…. probably be some interesting reading for ole Santa….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#11 posted 09-23-2016 12:49 AM

That’s a great looking Santa’s mailbox! I’m sure the kids will love it, and send Old Saint Nick lots of letters!

-- Dean

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#12 posted 09-23-2016 05:20 AM

Great idea and nice use of recycled wood.

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#13 posted 09-23-2016 12:05 PM

Awesome job.that’ll be used for years to come.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#14 posted 09-25-2016 05:18 PM

Nice job. Not doubt will bring smiles to the kids faces as they post their letters.

Maybe you could print out the USPS logo and paste it on the front.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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