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Project by Jero posted 10-24-2012 11:37 PM 2006 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I knocked the 20 year old plastic outgoing mail tray off the shelf at work, I felt obliged to build a new (and much better) one. The bottom boards are: Red oak center, walnut, another red oak stripe, and white oak near the outside. The sides are walnut, red and white oak, and then walnut again. My first time laminating different species together to create stripes. The lumber is all from stuff I had, which I had gotten from employees at work. Red and white oak from the woods, walnut from a construction site, and the other white oak from a barn boards acquired from a barn my company demo’d. The finish is a brush lacquer.

-- Jeremy - Marshfield, WI





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 12:21 AM

Nice color combo and that’s a great brushed-on finish…well done : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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ChesapeakeBob

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#2 posted 10-25-2012 12:43 AM

Nice clean project! Good looking walnut / oak contrasting colors!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#3 posted 10-25-2012 01:31 AM

Very nice. Like the design and the choice of woods.

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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#4 posted 10-25-2012 03:15 AM

Nice job and design too !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#5 posted 10-25-2012 10:37 AM

Great color combos and design… It really looks nice and I’m sure everyone loves this…. You’ll be making more soon I’m guessing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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BigMig

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#6 posted 10-25-2012 03:27 PM

what an upgrade from plastic to beautiful design and execution!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#7 posted 10-25-2012 09:20 PM

It ought to be displayed, not covered with papers.

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Cajunrotor

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#8 posted 10-25-2012 11:15 PM

Now I’m inspired to do one of these! Very nicely done.

-- Earl

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#9 posted 10-26-2012 07:22 AM

Very Nice work! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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majuvla

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#10 posted 10-26-2012 06:04 PM

You can’t compare plastic with wood in any segment.Very nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 10-27-2012 10:51 AM

I like the design and the execution. I need to build a stack-able unit with two trays and a drawer at the bottom for the home office.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Timthemailman

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#12 posted 10-28-2012 07:04 AM

That’s the nicest looking outgoing mail tray I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot of outgoing mail trays in my day. 1st class all the way. Thanks for the post(age)

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