Large door post office bank

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 02-05-2017 12:55 AM 1758 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I managed to come up with some more post office box doors and this time I came up with a large one. A coworker/friend had really liked the small ones I did and wanted a bank built with the large door. He was specific that this would be for coins so making it strong became very important considering the size and amount it would hold. I built the box using miters and a solid base The miters are reinforced on the inside with hidden “L” brackets. It’s held into the base with eight long screws. The back has mortise and tenon all around. The door is raised about a half inch in order to allow hinge movement. The coin slot is 1/4 inch poplar with corners cut round and coves for shape. The borders are roman ogee. The box is made of pine and stained with provincial stain Three coats of polyurethane.

It was a fun project to do and one of my favorites. The new owner was really excited when he received it. I think it’s strong enough and should last for many years. Thanks for looking.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 02-05-2017 02:15 AM

That is so cool! Very creative.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#2 posted 02-05-2017 02:55 AM

Outstanding work and detail.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 04:54 AM

Great job. I would love to find the large doors

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 05:40 AM

Very nice. Did you have to do any restoration on the door? Or did it look that nice when you got it?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#6 posted 02-05-2017 04:46 PM

This makes a great looking bank and done so nicely.

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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#7 posted 02-06-2017 12:44 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone. I really enjoyed making this project and hope I can find some more doors and make some more of these!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 02-06-2017 01:02 AM

Nice job Jeff. The red felt on the inside is a great addition. Wow fill that with money and it will be a bank.

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

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#9 posted 02-06-2017 06:11 AM

Nice box. I’m thinking of bying such front post door on e bay.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 02-06-2017 06:17 PM

That is just simply too cool. I love it. Nicely done.

-- 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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#11 posted 02-10-2017 01:00 AM

These are just so classy, really are very useful for so many things

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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