A mailbox for my niece

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Project by HallTree posted 09-19-2011 05:36 AM 2188 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this mailbox about 15 years ago. A few weeks ago I saw that it was in need of repair. I put a new roof on and repainted it. The roof is covered with rubber and on top of that I installed small shingles cut from real shingles.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#1 posted 09-19-2011 05:44 AM

I guess every roof needs replacing. That’s a keeper…......

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 09-19-2011 06:49 AM

You are a wonderful Uncle to have made this for your niece. Very creative and well done especially since it is 15 years old. I really like all of the details on it.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 09-19-2011 12:00 PM

Yes you are really wonderful, that mailbox is something that will make everyone smile when passing it, and I’m sure it bringes smiles to your nices life.
It’s soo wonderful.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 09-19-2011 01:57 PM

I like it!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 09-19-2011 01:59 PM

I wish my e-mail inbox looked as pretty as this. So many nice details – the curtains in the windows, the fancy cutouts on the supports and eaves, the castellated base. Now if you could only make some smoke come out of the chimney when there’s new mail!

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#6 posted 09-19-2011 02:34 PM

Bet it is the best looking mail box in the neighborhood. I like it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 09-21-2011 05:41 AM

shee zammm that’s one great mail box.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 09-21-2011 04:26 PM

Awesome mail box! I bet all the neighbors are envious.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#9 posted 09-22-2011 10:49 PM

Beautiful job. My only thought is that some low-rent character will take a swing at it with a baseball bat.

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#10 posted 10-06-2011 08:40 PM

Thanks guys for the comments.
Yes Knothead62, about 10 years ago someone drove by and hit it with a brick. The next morning I saw on the ground the brick and it had some paint on it that was a different color than what was on the mailbox. I hope it was the color of the car. The mailbox is heavy and well built so not too much damage was done. It was a quick fix.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#11 posted 03-09-2012 03:55 PM

Very nice looking mail box.

-- "The Cedar King"

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