F.P.O. Fairy Post Office




Introduction: F.P.O. Fairy Post Office

About: I am a professional repair engineer. That sounds better than Handy+man. No fooling, I have a t-shirt that says "For those of you who think you know it all, those of us who do find it very disturbing."…

Granddaughter asked why she gets no mail. This was my solution.

Step 1: Fairy Post Box

Granddaughter asked why she got no mail.
This was the solution.
Obtain a 10 liter oak barrel.
Prime the wood.

Step 2: Step3

Clear coat exterior with spar urethane, 4 coats.
The lock with skeleton key came from woodcraft.

Step 3: Step 2

Paint the bands with black enamel.
Stencil or free hand designs.
I cut the door with a fine tooth jig saw
Primed and painted the interior.

Step 4: Step 4

We had a downed tree limb of a good size. Coated with spar urethane also.
Placed in ground with fast2k urethane foam.
Screwed in hanger bolts and uses pvc pipe 1/2" pcs as spacers to keep wood off of wood.
Used cap nuts on inside to secure over hanger bolts
No little scraped hands.

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    2 years ago

    Leave cookies in it.
    When my kids were small, my mom (their grandma) had a large brightly painted mail box. When the flag was up there was a special delivery in it. All the grandkids loved it.


    2 years ago

    That's adorable! :)