Redwood Mailbox

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About: Good at many things, master of none. Work at Chico State University - in the ranks of the working poor.

Large enough for a standard magazine to lay flat, water proof, recycled redwood lath with magnet door latch. The lath was all from Home Depot lumber spacers that they were throwing away.

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    I spent about two days on it but maybe 6 hours total. Started with a
    5/8" ply frame ans a 1&1/2" X 12" Doug fir base then sprayed the
    outside with contact cement and applying aluminum foil to make it water
    proof. The lath is what took a long time but was really easy with a chop
    saw and finish nail gun. I have coated it several times with deck stain
    and still looks pretty good after about 6 years in our blistering heat
    in the summer and cold wet winters.

    Hello,
    Thank you, I spent about two days on it but maybe 6 hours total. Started with a 5/8" ply frame ans a 1&1/2" X 12" Doug fir base then sprayed the outside with contact cement and applying aluminum foil to make it water proof. The lath is what took a long time but was really easy with a chop saw and finish nail gun. I have coated it several times with deck stain and still looks pretty good after about 4 years in our blistering heat in the summer and cold wet winters.
    Glad you like it!
    PS: I also rebuild guitars, make bread all the time and love photography!

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