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Project by jeffswildwood posted 07-16-2017 06:34 PM 672 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the four post office bank doors from my other post, first craft fair. They are a very fun project to do and everyone seems to like them. I used different doors and styles for these. The first one is made of wormy chestnut. I used dowel pins for construction and left them visible for a bit of western look. The next is made from walnut. The wood is from some old barn wood I acquired and planed down. It’s very old. The third is a large door box. I think it could have a lot of uses, including a pistol box. It’s made from gummy cherry with walnut accents. The cherry is from the same barn wood and is also old. The fourth is made from simple pine. I stained it with ebony stain and used three coat of gloss polyurethane. The other three are coated with danish oil and waxed. I recommend anyone who can find one of these doors to give them a try.

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





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 07-16-2017 06:58 PM

Very nice; should sell well.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 07-16-2017 07:08 PM

Jeff, you are the P.O. box door man. ( POBDM) They look great. I had to take a couple lookies at the stained ebony one, really stands out. Nice job. I have the same idea of making a gun box with the large door only with the door opening up.
All should be good sellers. Just wondering how you cut the coin slot on top.

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

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 07-16-2017 07:51 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. Dave, all the door, including the large one DO open. Cutting the coin slot is easy. Use a drill press and set a guide. Work your way across then clean up the slot with a small file. Better if done prior to assembly. I sized mine to work with a .50 cent piece. 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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#4 posted 07-16-2017 11:01 PM

You’re becoming a real pro with those PO doors buddy! Beautiful use of them, again.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 07-16-2017 11:16 PM

Thanks Ken, They really are a fun project and so many ways to do them!

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

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#6 posted 07-17-2017 10:23 PM

A wonderful set of PO boxes—whomever winds up with them will really enjoy them!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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woodify

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#7 posted 07-18-2017 02:58 AM

Love that you found a new use for something old. Great job.

-- Woodify ~~ https://www.youtube.com/woodified

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