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Project by Walther von Einik posted 07-30-2019 06:13 PM 581 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, here is one more, but unique, mailbox! New piece of copper was aged and went thorugh the natural aging process. Everything – roof, flag, numbers are made from the new copper and aged as rustic. This mailbox is hand carved from the new pine wood, the door made from the cedar, hand carved from the new piece of wood, all wood is aged, naturally wood finished. Plastic handmade box for mail safety from inside, special weather proof mailbox sealer and weather proof leather belt on the door, beautiful decor also. And here is the magnet system – metal piece on the door and magnets on the mailbox.

#rustic #rusticmailbox #rusticcoppermailbox #copperroof #agedmailbox #uniquemailbox #pine #copper #rusticflag #cedarmailbox

-- www.bezaleelworkshop.com





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pottz

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#1 posted 07-30-2019 06:44 PM

very cool mail box,you did an incredible job aging the copper youd swear it had been out in the weather for decades.nice work ill bet you get compliments from the mailman.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 07-30-2019 10:22 PM

Love it! Thanks for the inspiration. I have some copper laying around that I now have a use for.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-30-2019 11:44 PM

That is one cool mailbox. Great design!! I like the magnet closure. I just did that on ours because the door was always falling open…no more!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 07-30-2019 11:59 PM

A very fine job.

Reminds me of a Praire Schooner, just needs the wheels!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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RCCinNC

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#5 posted 07-31-2019 12:04 AM

Beautiful mailbox! I’m very envious.

I’ve replaced mine several times because I live on a long straight-a-way in the country and am unfortunately surrounded by a number of bored, angst filled teenagers. You know the type, lacking in frontal lobe development but apparently (ridiculously so, I might add) still manage to have access to fast cars and baseball bats/ beer bottles in which to occasionally take out said angst upon vulnerable mailboxes. Hence my envy. I’ll never create something as beautiful as your box, but I sure wish I could!

I have to admit, their aim is impressive though.

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 07-31-2019 03:48 AM

Walther,

Nice job! I think my mail box is getting there just because it’s surviving. Barley!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Walther von Einik

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#7 posted 07-31-2019 02:25 PM

Thank you, guys, for your words! I’m glad if my project brought some good and useful ideas for you!

-- www.bezaleelworkshop.com

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#8 posted 07-31-2019 03:25 PM

Looks great!

How did you are the copper?

I have a copper mailbox that has been out int eh weather for years and does not have those green tints.

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awsum55

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#9 posted 07-31-2019 08:46 PM

Wow, that’s really well done. I like everything about this, especially the fasteners.


Looks great!

How did you are the copper?

I have a copper mailbox that has been out int eh weather for years and does not have those green tints.

- redtail

Sand the copper with some steel wool and the aging will happen. I also had a solution that will age copper that I got from a hobby store. Here is a couple of spiders I made for my landscaping years ago.

-- John D, OP, KS

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awsum55

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#10 posted 07-31-2019 08:48 PM

I still have all the pieces of copper (legs) that I saved once the cedar wood rotted away. I should make them again, I always liked them.

-- John D, OP, KS

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Walther von Einik

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#11 posted 07-31-2019 09:27 PM

About aging copper. Depends on the color you desire. Basic recipe – sand the copper with the sand paper and use the solution salt+copper sulfate in the water. The color will depend on the how is your copper is clear. It will go from the blue to green.

-- www.bezaleelworkshop.com

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