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Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker posted 186 days ago 740 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We arrive at home frequently with notes and letters stuck into the jamb of the front door

They are all for my wife. People in our little rural town know to leave me alone.

So, I decided to make a message box for her to leave and receive messages.

Our home is almost totally filled with Mission furniture; with a few antiques my wife loves.

Hence, the Mission look for the project.

White Oak with a little dark stain covered with poly.

Basically a box with a deep rabbet for the glass.

Then cut the box into “halves”.

This little project also gave me the opportunity to publicly demonstrate my inner “Smart Ass”.

Actually, we really like it.

Functional, a little unique, and always commented on by visitors.





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b2rtch

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#1 posted 186 days ago

Really nice, good job

-- Bert

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#2 posted 186 days ago

Love it! Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 186 days ago

Nice work C+

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#4 posted 186 days ago

Looks great. Excellent idea and good thought with the glass enclosure. Truly a functional project.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#5 posted 186 days ago

Super! Very inovative.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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patron

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#6 posted 186 days ago

nice work

gives out a comfortable feeling
for when nobody is home

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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ohwoodeye

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#7 posted 186 days ago

Since there are so many dumb people out there, there should be more projects like these that allow us to display our inner smart ass.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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poopiekat

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#8 posted 186 days ago

Wow! When I was a kid in the late 50’s, we had one similar to this!! I’ve really not ever seen one since!!
Great work, well done, Sir!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#9 posted 186 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words, folks.

I liked doing this project.

It did not take forever.

I got to use my favorite machines.

I liked stained Oak.

I think it looks good on our front porch.

I gave it my best work. Which isn’t saying much.

My wife loves it…............. (Happy Wife…......Happy Life)

poopiekat…...........I looked all over LJ’s and other sites for plans or even ideas for this project. Like you said, I could not find one single article or image of anything that comes close to this. So, any deficiencies are mine and mine alone.

Ya know, it is kinda nice to know you can build something like this without plans or images or anything of help at all.

Just with what was learned in the shop and by spending lots of time here and the skill and knowledge we pick up on how to do a little project like this correctly.

I hope this little project will inspire others to build one to fit their home.

If anyone want any help of any kind….....measurements, assembly, hints about what I could have done differently and/or better…............please feel free to contact me.

We think it makes a nice and functional addition to the front of our home.

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#10 posted 186 days ago

Very cool idea and well made…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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poopiekat

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#11 posted 186 days ago

@Cplus: As I recall, ours had a little cuckoo clock at the top with which we could indicate the time we would return home. The little pad of paper was just as you designed yours. And, of course the House door remained unlocked. I wouldn’t try that now! I like your “RoadRunner’ idea too!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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iamcliff

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#12 posted 185 days ago

Cool idea. Looks great.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#13 posted 185 days ago

poopiekat

I like the idea of a “we will return at” clock

But, we live in the middle of nowhere, so we usually go together and she shops.

If she intends to shop, I PACK A BAG !!

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