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Homemade mailbox

MartyH
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Homemade mailbox

Anyone built their own mailbox? I'm thinking it would be a fun project. I Googled for some inspiration and there was some strange, amusing and creative examples. 

 

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Kermit
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Goldmember
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Re: Homemade mailbox

This is the best mailbox I've seen - Ned Kelly

 

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kaylah_rose
Experienced Contributor

Re: Homemade mailbox

My dad quite a few years back made his own letterbox. He came across a Victorian Railways Railway Track Changer (Staff Machine).

 

He painted the entire machine black with polished brass detailing and attached the two sides for the mail and newspapers. He then carved the bluestone base from a square piece of bluestone and used a sand blaster to engrave the number.

 

It is a bit worn now, but still attracts a lot of attention and is always a conversation starter! 

 

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Homemade mailbox

Wow, that looks fantastic @kaylah_rose, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing your Dad on Workshop soon! He must have a lot of expertise to share. 

 

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Community Manager Jason
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Good luck with the project @MartyH.

 

Hope you find the video below useful, and that it inspires others to give a D.I.Y. letterbox a try.

 

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aly
Super Contributor

Re: Homemade mailbox

Believe it or not you catch quite a few of the DIY microwave mailboxes up in the country!

RenoQueen
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Re: Homemade mailbox

These made me laugh.

 

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Kellie
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Re: Homemade mailbox

Love this retro letterbox from a mid-century Californian house.

 

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Goldmember
Experienced Contributor

Re: Homemade mailbox

I found more Ned Kelly mailboxes...

 

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