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Project by MarktheWoodButcher posted 05-18-2009 11:03 PM 2475 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I really like the arts and crafts movement. Maybe because it’s mostly right angles. Pegging things together has a great feel and I love dark grained poplar.

-- Knowledge Is Responsibility

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#1 posted 05-18-2009 11:19 PM

A real nice mail box a most unique design well done


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#2 posted 05-18-2009 11:24 PM

Beautiful wood and the project looks great!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 05-19-2009 12:45 AM

Great you live where that is safe. Beautiful!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Todd Thomas

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#4 posted 05-19-2009 01:04 AM

man great looking mail box…did you say the wood was poplar??? I’ve never seen it that dark before…where did you get the wood at?

Looks great, very nice job..

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Peik Löf

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#5 posted 05-19-2009 01:27 AM

another great piece, i wish my mailbox was this pretty

-- My signature is awesome.

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#6 posted 05-19-2009 02:14 AM

Very very attractive mail box indeed that causes the postman to make frequent visit though no mail to drop in.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 05-19-2009 02:19 AM

Fantastic looking mailbox. I’m like Thomas, as I have never seen polar that dark either. But it looks fabulous.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 05-19-2009 04:33 AM

I got that poplar at Lowe’s

-- Knowledge Is Responsibility

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#9 posted 05-19-2009 06:12 AM

Great box. love the design.

That is some mighty nice poplar. I have seen poplar in green, lavender, tan, brown ond almost white, but the good colored areas are all very small. ( my dragonfly had lavender wings.) Have never seen poplar at homedepot with this much color. Great score on the lumber.

Keep up the fantastic designs.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 05-19-2009 06:15 AM

Excellent! I have run into some really nice wood at Lowe’s and HD. You have to look but you can find it.

Nicely done project!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#11 posted 05-19-2009 06:16 AM

Now that is a great idea. I should make a mailbox for me and my neighbor. The snow plows have pretty much made it a priority.

-- John

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#12 posted 05-19-2009 12:11 PM

Nice design and finish.

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#13 posted 05-19-2009 12:16 PM

This is really good looking mailbox, if I were the postman, I will just remember your house by the look of this mailbox.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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