One of the things that needed immediate replacement at our new HQ on Massy Creek near DC was the delapitaded mailbox. That was a year ago. Of course nothing is simple when it comes to custom Mailbox’s. The neighborhood is full of cool mail box’s, several use old shafts, some are like light houses, barns, even the open fish mouth kind. So ours had to be special, yet subtle, and communicate Woodyness. The problem is that a real wood mail box would rot according to all the mail box guys. So step in Mahogany Reflections and his cool hand painted wood grained metal mail box. He custom made this for us, so it was simple. Just a hint of Woody boatness.
Then I went down to Home Depot and bought an off the rack Mail box stand and copper cap. Chopped off the strange pointed top on the off the rack stand..
Then I used Chris Craft mahogany stain and hit the sucker with 5 coats of varnish. BAM! The wife is happy, the neighbors are happy, i am happy. Hopefully the kids and there baseball bats at 2AM will spare us the inevitable whack!
If you are interested in a cool mail box you can reach Gary Beck at Mahogany reflections by email at. firstname.lastname@example.org