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10-27-2012 03:45 AM

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I recently purchased some sunburst eagle po doors to make banks. I have done this with the greecian style kind before. The problem i face with new ones is the tabs dont have screw holes to attach to the wooden box. I have to put grooves in the box to accept the bent style tabs. For whatever reason i can not figure out how to build and finish a box and then attach said door. Seems i would have to do all this with doors in place. Does anyone out there have a plan they wouldn’t mind sharing with me? I would be most grateful. Thank you in advance for any and all responses!


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#1 posted 10-28-2012 02:42 AM

I used that type in my “double postal box” I posted. I finished the box and top and then installed the doors before gluing the top on.

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 03:54 AM

Thank you so much for your input! The one you made is amazing. I figured I may have to do it this way. I’m sure it will be worth it. Once again thank you.

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#3 posted 10-28-2012 04:01 AM

Be sure to predrill the holes for the screws and wax the screws before inserting as they are REALLY tough to redo when you twist one off! (don’t ask). Also be sure you tape where you are going to glue as glue doesn’t work well on finished wood (again, don’t ask).

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#4 posted 04-26-2014 01:20 PM

A few other ways to attach these kinds of door:
Not recommended, but it works to grind the interior tabs back, or off and drill mounting holes through the frame.
The nicest way is to rout a bead on the edge of the wood matching the profile of the existing curve on the edge of the door. This way you have a very neat, clean, none mechanical way of attaching the door without modifying the door at all. This is the way I normally mount sunburst eagles, and the other PO Box doors with this design. Originally, these doors were held in their Post Office Boxes with long steal rods that attached multiple doors all at once vertically.

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