How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox

Create an arty wooden mailbox easily with this great tutorial. So simple and beautiful

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

There you go! A beautiful wooden mailbox! But first, you have to complete the tutorial …

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

First, you need wood! Here, we have two 4×4 fence posts and four 1×3 cedar. You can use any outdoor wood you want.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

Then, cut the Cedar boards into parts around 70cm long.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

Next, refine all the wood part with a little sanding using an 80 grit.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

Put the wooden boards in the position you want, the same as the final assembly.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

Now the wood is ready to be stain, here with Minwax Dark Walnut.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

You can use four coats to make it look like rich walnut.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

Assemble the pieces of wood with the fence posts.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

Use supports to keep the structure strong and stable.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

First side.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

Second one.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

Laying out the numbers, choose the numbers according to your house

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

Silver brushed nickel numbers are used in this example, to create a lovely contrast with the dark wood.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

Finished and ready to stick in the ground, all you need is a new mailbox.

How to Make an Amazing Wooden Mailbox - mailboxes

Finished wooden mailbox fixed in the ground with 30″ post spikes from Home Depot.

source: imgur by tylergarner

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Robyn Merrett

Love this idea!!

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