|Project by jeffswildwood||posted 02-05-2017 12:55 AM||1127 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
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.
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