Plywood bench

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Project by Lucas Mood posted 08-12-2016 08:26 PM 909 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an old project and, sadly I only have pictures of it before paint. This was done before I really started taking a lot of pictures.
I had a good bit of wood leftover from fixing some subfloor and noticed they had a rusted old mailbox that they were hiding for fear of mail theft. So I made a porch bench with mailbox sides built in. Silly but cute.

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#1 posted 08-12-2016 08:44 PM

Very nice design. I like the RE slots in the seat!!

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#2 posted 08-12-2016 11:01 PM

Nice job!

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#3 posted 08-13-2016 01:01 AM

cool bench , love the side storage

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#4 posted 08-13-2016 01:31 PM

very nice

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#5 posted 08-13-2016 05:34 PM

I have been thinking about making a bench to put near my front door and this one looks like a decent model for mine!
Nice job.
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#6 posted 08-13-2016 09:14 PM

Well, as Paul Harvey would say, here’s the rest of the story. The property owners liked the bench so much that they took it for their own. Which is fine since they paid for the wood and are friends of mine. The intended mailbox slots just happened to be the right size for a six pack of beer, which is now their primary function. In its stead, I made a proper mailbox with a slot for outgoing mail. The renters were off on their honeymoon and this was their wedding present when they returned.

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