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TBOX MAILBOX

  • September 10, 2016

campy
campy
campy
campy

I thought about doing this project for several months before I knocked over my mailbox with a lawnmower. Then I had to do something so I decided to it. I spent many hours designing the Tbox and I was very careful to follow all of the USPS rules for mailbox specifications. He is made with 23/32 plywood and painted with exterior latex. My biggest challenge or oversight was the wood grain direction on the spine, it was going across the spine and left Tbox a little wobbly. If I were to do it over I would have the grain going the length of the spine or double the thickness of the spine. I ended up putting a couple of threaded rods through the ribs on each side of the spine to give him more support. Tbox has been quite the attraction around the neighborhood, there is always someone taking his picture or cars slowing to look him. I saw a little boy maybe five years old walking with his parents, he ran up to Tbox and gave him a kiss. The mailman even said he took a picture of him to show his kids. Tbox has been a great addition to my yard and the neighborhood!

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  • What a creative idea and a great way to add some friendly fun to your community! This is a really great idea- bound to inspire lots of folks who want one of their own. Thanks for sharing this fun project!
    By RYOBI Nation, on September 20, 2016

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TBOX MAILBOX

by campy
Sep 10, 2016

I thought about doing this project for several months before I knocked over my mailbox with a lawnmower. Then I had to do something so I decided to it. I spent many hours designing the Tbox and I was very careful to follow all of the USPS rules for mailbox specifications. He is made with 23/32 plywood and painted with exterior latex. My biggest challenge or oversight was the wood grain direction on the spine, it was going across the spine and left Tbox a little wobbly. If I were to do it over I would have the grain going the length of the spine or double the thickness of the spine. I ended up putting a couple of threaded rods through the ribs on each side of the spine to give him more support. Tbox has been quite the attraction around the neighborhood, there is always someone taking his picture or cars slowing to look him. I saw a little boy maybe five years old walking with his parents, he ran up to Tbox and gave him a kiss. The mailman even said he took a picture of him to show his kids. Tbox has been a great addition to my yard and the neighborhood!