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Project by shopdog posted 08-25-2011 04:29 PM 1505 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this mail box from 3/4” MDO plywood. The window frames, shutters and trim are cut from 1/4” baltic birch. The numbers are cut from 1/2” walnut scrap. The chimney is cedar, and the roof is cedar shakes. The doorknob is an old hingepin that was laying around, waiting for this project. The front door locks with 2 3/8” rare earth magnets. Inside the window frames, I siliconed in some 1/4” plexiglass.
I found the plan in an old Weekend Woodworker magazine, and thought it would look nice in front of my cottage. It took about 25 hours to make. It was fun to make, but once is enough.
I don’t love the colors, but I already had the paint. It’s very Caribbean, mon…not too upstate NY.

Also visible in one of the photos is a cedar pergola that my wife requested. I started it last year, and just finished phase 2. Phase 1 is supporting a honeysuckle plant that finally reached the top, and the 2nd phase will support a wisteria plant that she just planted.

Thanks for looking.

-- Steve--

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#1 posted 08-25-2011 07:58 PM

That is really cool and the year I was born!!

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

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 11:54 PM

Looks absolutely fantastic, thanks for letting us have a look

-- Michael, N.Ireland

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 03:41 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 08-27-2011 04:43 PM

great looking mail box. might have to make me one of them! :)

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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