Mission oak P O box bank

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Project by CampD posted 02-20-2014 05:38 PM 2010 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mission styled P O Box bank in solid quarter-sawn white oak and cherry fashioned to resemble a mantle clock. I’ve had these early 1900’s P O Box doors in a box for at least 25 yrs all the while thinking I’d like to do something other than the cube’s that most fashion banks on,.. me included. I had a beautiful piece of QS oak that had a wicked arch to it that really couldn’t be used in length, Perfect in small pieces.
Cherry used to be firewood, part of my “rescued from the woodpile” series # 8
I’ll be keeping the oak one to replace the “coffee can” I use now.

I was suppose to be doing a real project but you know how these little ones swirl around in your head.

-- Doug...

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#1 posted 02-20-2014 07:54 PM

They do swirl, don’t they? Nice work. Whered ya get the door? I need about for of them as I have 4 boxes already built. Antique stores never have them.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 08:22 PM

Very unusual adaptation of a surround for an old time mail box. Really like it – well done. Both are lovely, but I too would keep the oak one. Might have to try that for myself some time. What is the brass ‘looking’ slot on the top? Is it a coin with a slot or?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 02-20-2014 09:25 PM

A friend gave me the doors yrs ago, I also have to double wide ones although not as old.

The coin slot I found off of ebay

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 01:40 AM

Great looking coin banks! I really like the mantel clock look to them.

(At first I thought they were robots—the knobs as eyes, and the box number as a mouth!)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 02:56 AM

Dean I kinda noticed that too when editing the pics.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 02-26-2014 04:58 PM

Lovely and well made pieces, the woods have pretty grains and great finish. Well done!

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#7 posted 10-17-2015 07:42 PM

That is so cute!!!
Just love to build with those old post office doors.

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