The lid is stuck in the open position. The slightest push on it, will break it off. It’s really lame.
Here is the new design. A rough sketch in Sketchup.
Always starts out with cutting lumber to approximate dimensions.
Measuring twice, cutting once to final dimensions.
Lots of measuring. Lots of cutting.
The glue-up. The fun part...
Another wooden hinge for the lid.
The actual mail slot wasn’t in the original design. I kind of made it up on the fly.
Using Tung Oil for the finish. I really like how easy it is to apply. And love the feel of this final touch. This should last a long time since it is a penetrating finish.