|Project by shopdog||posted 08-25-2011 04:29 PM||1323 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
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-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz