The electronic system replaced postal, but it is not an obstacle to build on its site of a beautiful wooden box. Until now, many use boxes for letters and newspapers – how nice to deploy a fresh newspaper in the morning and read news for a cup of coffee.
Most no longer use paper books, does not read newspapers, not writes letters from hand, but there are those who like to live “in the old man” – For them and all the others in the article will be given options for making a wooden box. To build boxing, special skills are not required.
The mailbox may be the most diverse – everything is limited only to its own fantasy. But whatever the boxing conceived, it is important to take into account the style of design of the house and garden. Let this step enter preliminary training: It is necessary to determine the overall concept of a country site, think about where it will be better to look and, of course, do not forget about the capacity. Will there be boxes to accommodate newspapers, letters, or it is constructed only as an ornament – it is worth dealing with these issues.
For assembling a drawer made of wood additionally buy metal corners – due to them increases the strength of the box and the working moments are simplified. Wooden timber before buying (or before directly creating a box) should be inspecting: it should not have bitch, in addition, the tree – the material in need of processing. It is advisable to transform it, painting in the right color, or to handle varnish – otherwise rotting.
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In addition, you can additionally purchase a clamp – it will be needed for fastening the box to the post. It is fixed on the back wall when placed on a permanent place. Before assembling a wooden drawer, drawings are transferred to a thin sheet of paper or printed on the printer. So it will be easier to navigate with the details. You can use ready-made schemes, but some prefer to make sketches yourself.
Zip street drawer from a tree can be not only a console correspondence, but also to perform another function – fit into the architectural idea. Since the mailboxes are distinguished by primitiveness, you can contact your fantasy, creating something amazing, bright. Let’s try to make a drawer with your own hands.
This box, for sure, will not be easy to do those who have never tried to cut on the tree. But those who have already enjoyed the mill will be able to build a real masterpiece. The first thing is collecting a box of a bar with a cross section of 2 cm, after which it is proceeded to work, which is performed in several stages.
Slafting rails and drink them in size. Ready elements cover the layer of primer (for better clutch of surfaces).
We collect a box without a door.
Wash the joints with moisture-resistant sealant (for reliability).
We take the chisels and milling mill, perform a tree thread. It sounds easily, but in reality it is not so easy.
Krepim to the door door.
note! You can download a program to a modern carpentry machine that will help perform threads of any complexity. In the machine laid a bar, and quickly get a finished product.
American with flag
In American homemade boxes can be placed a small amount of correspondence. No idea is easier than making a box with a flag (American). You can even ask the postman to pay attention to the signal check box – the owners of the house raise it, it means that letters need to withdraw to send. Checkbox can be attached to any type of container. Americans always have a box on a separate support: it is made of wood or metal.
Stages of work include several actions.
We make a rack for a box. To do this, you will need a tree trunk (sometimes the box is fixed directly to the tree located on the plot).
Create boxing for correspondence (any material suitables).
Drink from plywood flag and attach it to the body (need a nail).
We place a box on a support or in any suitable place.
Tip: No need to score a nail too closely, the item should move freely.
There are no borders creativity. Mailbox Many love to decorate a variety of ways. The main thing is that he harmonize with the design of the country site. If the owner of the house does not boast artical deposits, ready-made options come to the rescue: stencils, decoupage.
Stages of work:
We decorate the box by the beads, seashells, or erect a flower garden on the roof – it all depends on the fantasy;
Attach the box on the fence, in the traditional version there is a gap in the box where the postman places correspondence.
Objects made of wood are popular with designers. They create unique retrieving. You can form a bar in two ways: layer-by-layer staining or brushing. Consider the second option.
Stages of work:
With the help of the burner we burn the timber (we use the average level of fire supply);
Complete bars with a brush and grinding sponge;
cover bars moisture protection lacquer;
Create a box for correspondence.
Build a wooden box is easy, the main thing is to listen to the recommendations. It is advisable to use the corners for fastening – so the design will be stronger, and in case of breakage, they easily change. Shots for letters need to be at the top – so correspondence will fall inside. It is desirable that the hole be great, otherwise the parcels will be stuck.
Weather changeable – and if today is sunny, then tomorrow it can go rain. This means that you need a visor on the slit in boxing, otherwise the entire correspondence will wet during the rain. Perfect for seizures of letters and newspapers a folding door on latches.
It needs to be protected additionally with the lock so that passersby cannot pick up mail.
Designers advise to create a box in the same style as the design of the external facade of the house. For example, a wooden box is great for Provence styles, Country or Rustic. If paper letters are infrequent guests in the mailbox, you can install SMS sending system inside the housing. Every time the letter will fall into the box, the SMS-alert will come to the number – it is very convenient. The article presents possible options for creating a box, ideas can be much more – dare!
How to make a mailbox from the tree with your own hands, look in the video below.