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Project by Tom Pritchard posted 09-25-2013 01:10 AM 1345 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is similar to what have done in the past after awhile the weather gets the best of these so it’s just a matter of making another one. The house numbers on the side are the big difference. I used barn siding and hand carved the numbers then painted. The roof is made of redwood and the house is made of pine. Of course the post is treated 4×4’s. Oh yeah the flag flips up..

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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#1 posted 09-25-2013 01:58 AM

I like it. If I built something like that around here, it would be promptly turned into a pile of wood all over the street. Not that its a bad area. I live in the country and kids do things like that out here.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 03:50 AM

Great looking mail box Tom. It takes me back a few years when I would build animal looking mail boxes and my wife would paint them to look just like the animal (she’s a paint artist). I was very surprised at how many we sold just through Fair, craft shows and dog shows.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 04:08 AM

Very nice. Around here they have boring shared neighborhood boxes.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 06:00 AM

That’s a dandy. Should last a long time….................

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

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 10:28 AM

Nice work on the Mailbox, Tom.

These always add personality to the ‘curb appeal’ of your house.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 09-25-2013 12:05 PM

Looks good. Gr8 place for receiving pension checks. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 09-25-2013 03:21 PM

I like the mailbox it looks great. Keep making them like that and your neighbors are going to be wanting some.

-- Bailey Indiana

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#8 posted 09-25-2013 05:32 PM

Nice looking mailbox. ... Around here, if there’s a flag up, its a sign to pickup the mail,
and when its down, we know we have mail…

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#9 posted 09-26-2013 03:03 AM

Great Lookin Mailbox

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 09-27-2013 03:33 PM

That’s one fancy mail box! I’m sure the mailmen will never miss it. Great job!

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#11 posted 09-30-2013 04:33 PM

Nice mailbox. I like it

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#12 posted 03-12-2015 09:21 PM

Sorry it has taken me so long to make a comment.

Being a retired mailman I enjoy seeing people’s mail boxes with personality. This is really a great looking mailbox. Looks like you did a great deal of homework before you even before started. Wish more people took better care of their mailboxes. I redo mine every few years.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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