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Project by Jero posted 539 days ago 1560 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 539 days ago

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

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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ChesapeakeBob

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#2 posted 539 days ago

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

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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Ralph

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#3 posted 539 days ago

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

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

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SuburbanDon

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#4 posted 539 days ago

Nice job and design too !

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

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 538 days ago

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 538 days ago

what an upgrade from plastic to beautiful design and execution!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 538 days ago

It ought to be displayed, not covered with papers.

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Cajunrotor

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#8 posted 538 days ago

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

-- Earl

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Rick

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#9 posted 537 days ago

Very Nice work! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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majuvla

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#10 posted 537 days ago

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

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Belg1960

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#11 posted 536 days ago

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 535 days ago

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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