Making the Letterbox
Good friends of ours wanted a new letterbox - nothing fancy - just a functioning letter box.
They even provided a fully detailed engineer's drawing.
(which I have misplaced, but will post here when found)
Here we go.
Made from recycled timbers sourced from far and wide.
The ship-lap boards are western red cedar from my brother in law's renovation and the remaining parts are alpine ash from a reclaimed bed-head.
Hinged forward using brass hinges. The salty air at the address necessitated some corrosion protection.
The sides of the letterbox hang down below the base so that rain does not cause rotting problems to the floor of the letterbox.
The roof overhangs the body on all sides to provide a constant self draining design that doesn't impact the sides.
And here is the finished article all mounted on its post.
The choice of finish for a salty environment is tough gloss acrylic paint - inside and out.
The existing number and newspaper holder were retained. And they are sheltered from the elements.
Happy shavings to all.