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Project by Les Hastings posted 06-06-2010 03:12 AM 1760 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ya know sometimes its nice to build something that is really simple and quick, this is one of those projects. Remember Addison Rose of Texas, my Grand Daughter that I made the crib for? Well she is growing up and she likes to get mail theses days. So My Daughter wanted me to make a mailbox for Addys play house in the back yard. So here it is!

I made it out of a 4’ long piece of 4×4 redwood post that I had laying around the shop. I bought the letters and flower from Hobby Lobby. Then based the colors on the flower.

So now Addy has mail!

As always thanks for looking and have fun woodworking!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 06-06-2010 03:14 AM

Very cute feels good to do something for your kids.

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 03:31 AM

That’s so neat, good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 05:20 AM


I’m sure you’ve made Addison one happy little girl. Now you just have to be sure to keep it full of mail from Grandpa!

Thanks for sharing this. It’s nice to see that you can do something other than masterpieces! ;-) (We mean that in a nice way.)

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 06-06-2010 05:44 AM

Les, that will be one very happy granddaughter. My daughter lovesd to get mail but we just have one of those plastic ones bought at a yardsale. I better not let her see this one :).


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 06-06-2010 02:27 PM

Its fun sometimes just to do a simple project that you make up as you go. Although most of the projects that I have to do are somtimes pretty intense,,, I’m just a simple kind of guy that loves to make things out of wood. Whatever the project is at the time.

lightweight,,,,,,That’s kinda why I posted this to show that I do normal things sometimes to.


-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#6 posted 06-06-2010 07:26 PM

LOL, yeah Les I didn’t know you could do simple. Very cute, I’m sure she’ll get many hours of fun with it. Now get to work on those letters…LOL :>)

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#7 posted 06-06-2010 09:38 PM

Great lookin’ mailbox – might have to make a slightly more boyish version for my son when he gets old enough – I expect I’ll need a way to talk to him once we get that treehouse up and running.

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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