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A mailbox for my niece

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Project by HallTree posted 1039 days ago 1771 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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redryder

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#1 posted 1039 days ago

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

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

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Brett

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#2 posted 1039 days ago

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 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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mafe

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#3 posted 1039 days ago

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,
Mads

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

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Maveric777

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#4 posted 1039 days ago

I like it!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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vipond33

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#5 posted 1039 days ago

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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MShort

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#6 posted 1039 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1037 days ago

shee zammm that’s one great mail box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Vicki

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#8 posted 1037 days ago

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

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Knothead62

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#9 posted 1035 days ago

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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HallTree

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#10 posted 1021 days ago

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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Todd Barrone

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#11 posted 867 days ago

Very nice looking mail box.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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