Oak mailbox

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Project by oldreddog posted 07-21-2013 03:31 PM 3639 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this white oak mailbox to replace the old one that was showing some age.
All white oak , 4×4 cedar post inside.
Mortise and tenon work with gorilla glue where needed.
Hand cut cedar shingles.
been outside over two months now shows no flaws in finish.
Sealed with Cetol.
It was a joy to build and have had two requests to build similar ones in the neighborhood.

-- oldreddog

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#1 posted 07-21-2013 03:54 PM

Good job on this mailbox

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 04:39 PM

Looks great! Nice job!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 07:47 PM

Nice mailbox… and I LOVE your flower gardens

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#4 posted 07-22-2013 12:54 AM

Great looking mailbox. Never see mailboxes like that in Perth suburbs they are mostly all brick, cement or metal mailboxes attached to the fence. Maybe I will have to build one and start a US in Australia trend…lol Any way your mailbox is great…nice job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 03:55 PM

Good looking mailbox! Great design, looks really sturdy and it will even look better with age. Well done!

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