Sunday, November 27, 2016


My mailbox is a disappointment to my mailman. For years. And it’s embarrassing. This is the year to fix that. Got some extra leftover wood from my last project. Enough to make a quick box.

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.