A new Letterbox (mailbox)

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Project by TheWoodfather posted 01-15-2016 10:19 AM 1356 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little while back, my wife complained that our letterbox was too old and broken, she was sick of having to look all over the lawn for the mail each day. So, around 6 years later, I built her a new one! ;-)

It’s made from spotted gum, these were offcuts from a decking job a friend had, the wood is just beautiful.

I used my box joint jig to make the box, then spent aaaaaages with a file sanding and shaping the fingers. I love the look of big, pillowed box joints and I think they look very effective on this box. This was the first time I’ve attempted to make a dome or curved panel and I extremely happy with the results.

There’s a lot more info and my sketchup model is available on my site, and I also made a video of the build as well if you are so inclined.

View on YouTube

Thanks for looking!

Cheers, Mario

-- - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

6 comments so far

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#1 posted 01-15-2016 10:59 AM

Nice rounded roof.I like those corner joints.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-15-2016 06:51 PM

beautiful, I agree, the rounded box joints look great!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 01-15-2016 07:55 PM

great looking mailbox. Nice…. wearing shorts at Christmastime!!!!!

We had a Christmas very similar here in the States… 80 degrees the week before Christmas.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#4 posted 01-17-2016 01:12 AM

Great looking letter box congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 01-17-2016 07:28 AM

cheers all :-)

@Sawdustonmyshoulder – It was around 104 when I made this leading up to Christmas :-)
At least by Christmas it had cooled down a little!

-- - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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#6 posted 01-17-2016 04:19 PM

It’s very creative and attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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