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DIY midcentury modern mailbox post and address sign — Gabe explains how

Sure! The lamp post was here already but.. 7 years ago I worked at a sign shop and learned how to make sandblasted 3- dimentional signs out of high density urethane… “Sign Foam” …
I still have access to the materials a couple friends with the software set up. essentially you design your sign on the computer then your design is computer cut (or hand cut) onto a thin adhesive backed rubber…you stick it to the piece of H.D.U. you have already cut to the desired shape and primed.. you peel away the part of the design that you want the sand to blast away. Then carefully sandblast , peel away the rubber, sand, primer again then paint to match your house or whatever your design dictates…

I found the mailbox at its original location, one county over… I asked the owner, “If I buy you a new mailbox and put it up for you, can I have your old one?” He said, “Sure.” So I went to Lowes, bought him a box, went back and finished the job. I sent the old box to a friend’s auto body shop to smooth it out and patch the rust… so after much delliberation about the design of the mailbox stand… I drew it out ‘to scale’ on a huge piece of paper. Next I found the right size square steel tubing to match the design. Then, with some help from my Dad, who is a retired welder and metal fabricator… We got it all welded together and the rest was just my priming painting, installing my little cut out, brushed gold diamonds. Then putting it in the ground and attaching the completed mailbox. I can make these signs for others, privately out of my home.. It’s another one of my art interests lol.. sign posts too.. but mine is the only diamond one I’ll ever do! The angles were such a pain!!!

…big diamond accents I made out of cypress then painted and added to the exterior with the brushed gold center pieces… just like the mailbox stand…

The mailbox is a funny thing. Boring and bland, and no one will think twice. However, a unique mailbox design, and your letter carrier will do a double take. Almost anyone walking by notices a creative mailbox post sitting in the front yard. You could even say the mailbox connects our homes with the outside world.

They stand on every front walk and at the end of driveways, serving as our homes landmark. The classic mailbox goes hand-in-hand with improving a homes curb appeal, and often a little change can make a world of difference.

Below we give you instructions to build a mailbox post just like ours, as well as 21 unique mailbox ideas created by others!

Our DIY mailbox post

We use to have ‘that’ mailbox at our house. The metal one barely hanging by a single screw off the white picket fence- it was terrible! Even worse it took away from the rest of our landscaped yard. But for some reason, we never made replacing it a priority.

Finally, the day came to replace our ratty old one with a proper mailbox post. I ordered a black post mount mailbox off the internet and went digging in my scrap woodpile to see what I had.

Mailbox post design and construction

I created a simple design that ties in with our wood beams and eventually the new front fence. A combination of 2×2’s, 2×4’s, and 2×6’s attached to a 4×4 post.

mailbox post design

Step 1: Set your mailbox post height

I used a post anchor to secure my 4×4 so my mailbox was movable. Once it was firmly hammered into the ground, I set my mailbox height and cut the post to 42″. Don’t secure the post into the anchor just yet.

Step 2: Cut the horizontal pieces

Take some creative liberty in this step and cut the pieces to whatever size you prefer. My first coarse was a 2×6 cut to 20″ in length (the length of my mailbox). Cut one end at 45 degrees. Repeat this exact same cut for the other side. The final piece for this row is cut at 45 degrees on both ends so the three pieces can be mitered together (see photos below).

unique mailbox

If you don’t own a miter was, these cuts can also be made with a hand saw and a miter box.

Step 3: Repeat horizontal cuts

Continue the same cuts for the remainder of the post. I varied the thickness of the horizontal rows randomly from the top to bottom to create a more unique mailbox design. For the skinniest sections, I ripped a 2×4″ in half on my table saw. Tip- any time you are ripping skinny pieces on a table saw, be sure to use some sort of push stick. These can be made or purchased.

Step 4: Add the horizontal rows to the mailbox post

I found it easiest to assemble the U-shaped horizontal rows before attaching them to the post. I used small finishing screws for assembly. Pre-drill the holes beforehand to prevent the boards from splitting.

Once the horizontal rows are assembled, attach them to the mailbox post. Use trigger clamps to hold everything snug when mounting, and a set of blocks to keep the spacing even from one row to the next.

unique mailbox post

Step 5: Stain/seal the wood

I used Cabot Australian timber oil for this project. It is the same stain used on the timbers around our house, and will also be used on the front fence (when I build it…). I love this stuff and it’s incredible durable. The beams on our house were stained 5 years ago and they still look the same as the day they were done.

Step 6: Attach the Mailbox

Attach the mailbox, plumb the post and tighten the anchor bolts in the spike. That’s it!

DIY mailbox post

This is a really simple DIY mailbox post idea that anyone can tackle. All of the miters take a couple hours to cut and assemble, but that is the only difficult part to the whole process.

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21 unique mailbox ideas we love

Shaker style post with copper mailbox

This is a more traditional design, and the addition of the copper mailbox and the light really bring out the cozy feeling of home.

Craftsman mailbox idea

mailbox post

Simple, yet classic is the best way to describe this craftsman style mailbox. This is a great choice if you have earth tones or wood timbers on the house.

Cinder block potential

Cool and contemporary. Although the flowers look neat, they will dry out quickly against the stone.

Slatted wood mailbox idea

unique mailbox design

Clean lines and suitable to many homes. The addition of the house numbers is a nice touch.

Mid century mailbox design

mailbox post ideas

An easy mid century mailbox post idea to emulate for a weekend project.

Victorian pedestal mailbox

Obviously not a DIY mailbox post, but they can be purchased. I included it because I love the style of Victorian pedestal mailboxes.

Another craftsman mailbox post idea

DIY mailbox post

A more complicated craftsman design. This unique mailbox design involves mortise and tenon joints. If you are going to build this, maybe skip the holed bricks at the bottom 😉

Modern mid-century mailbox post idea

mide century mailbox post

I am sooo adding this unique mailbox design to the first mid-century home I flip. It is definitely a head turner.

Overland steel mailbox

Drastically more expensive than any other option on this list, but still a very unique mailbox design.

Modern single post mailbox

A mailbox post idea that combines modern and traditional designs.

Cottage style mailbox

mailbox post ideas

A playful mailbox post idea; especially suited to cottages and rural properties.

Another mid-century mailbox idea

Clean lines and the pop of orange peeking through are a solid nod to the mid-century modern design.

Heavy duty mailbox

mailbox post ideas

Thick styled design acting more as a small fence. One change would be to add easier access for the letter carrier in the front with a stepping stone or path.

Timber style mailbox post

mailbox post ideas

Simplicity goes a long way in creating a unique mailbox design. Once again, the inclusion of house numbers helps push this mailbox post idea over the top.

Tri-post mailbox design

Another clean and unique mailbox post idea. You can find mailboxes just like this and you might as well grab the exterior light while your at it.

The mailbox slot

This DIY option is for those well versed in metal work. Very unique mailbox design once the rusting starts to show.

The upside down U

Chunky timbers, mitered corners, and a sleek black mailbox tucked neatly inside.

Wooden Mail drop

No so much a mailbox post idea, but still a unique mailbox design that not only looks great but would be quite easy to build.

A notched mailbox

The combination of wood and steel makes this a unique mailbox post idea that would be well suited for any modern home.

Stone pillar mailbox

A cultured stone pillar with locking mailbox. Matched with a second pillar on the other side of a driveway would make quite an entrance.

The wooden box

A well hidden mailbox design. The landscaping around could use some help to aid in the overall look.

That brings us to the end. I’ll keep updating this list as I come across more unique options. Make your letter carrier smile and give your mailbox a face lift. It may seem small, but you will be surprised the effect it can have on a property.

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I recently found this incredible mailbox on Etsy, and it was exactly what I was looking for. Not willing to shell $250 out for it, I decided to build it myself. Here’s how I did it…

First, we need some materials. I purchased a 4x4 fence post, and 1x3 cedar from Home Depot. Carefully go through all of the available pieces at Home Depot, or wherever you’re getting your lumber from, to get the straightest pieces.


I don’t have a proper setup for cutting, so I secured a small piece of wood in my vice to make sure all pieces were cut to the same length.


All cut, now it’s time to sand everything down. I just used 80 grit paper.


Sand all sides.


Preparing for the staining process.


I used Minwax Dark Walnut. Brush it on, let it set for about 10 minutes, then wipe off the excess with a rag. Dark walnut can be over-powering, so I only used one coat.


After the stain is dry, you can begin applying your clear coat. I used Minwax Spar Urethane, which protects your work from the elements. I apply 3 heavy coats, then sand with a fine sandpaper of 320 grit or higher, then finish with a final coat of urethane.


A quick test fit of the pieces and the house numbers.


If you’re happy with how it looks, it’s time to starting putting it all together. 


To support the top pieces, where the mailbox will sit, I added a bracket for some extra support. 


One side completely attached.


Second side finished, and the primary structure is now complete.


Now it’s time to add the house numbers. I used Hillman Group’s Brushed Nickel house numbers, which had the best look for the cost.


Here is the finished mailbox post, ready to be installed.


I had some leftover wood, so I made matching number plaque to go by my door.


Final product again.


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DIY Modern Wood Mailbox With Concrete Slab (WITH PLANS!) - How to Build

Introduction: Modern Mailbox

I took out an old, failing mailbox and built a new, modern mailbox from cedar from the big box store. I'm so happy with it!

I built a small concrete slab to support the mailbox posts, which makes the structure sturdier and keeps the posts from sitting in the ground and prone to rot. But you can also just skip this step if you prefer and extend the posts to put them right in the ground.

Be sure to watch the video above for an even better tutorial.


For the Concrete Form:

For the Mailbox:

Step 1: Dig and Prepare a Hole

I’m going to make a concrete pad for the mailbox measuring 15" x 25".

I started by digging a hole, bigger than the dimensions above so I had room for the concrete form. I prepared the hole by lining the bottom with gravel, spreading it evenly and level. And then I cut a 2x4 into 4 pieces and screwed them together to make the concrete form with inner dimensions of 15" x 25".

I moved the gravel around until the form was level and the top was even with the ground. And then I took wooden stakes and hammered them in around the form to secure it into place.

You want to make sure the top of your stakes are below the top edge of the form. This way they dont interfere with the screeding process once the concrete is poured.

Step 2: Pour the Concrete

I mixed up one bag of Quickrete in a plastic mixing tub.

Before adding the concrete in, I hosed down the dirt hole. This moisture will help slow down the curing process and avoid cracks. Then I added the first half in, making sure to fill in all the edges and corners.

At this step, I laid in a couple of short rebar pieces. This will add strength and help the slab resist cracking. This small slab could probably get away without them, especially in my warm climate. But the rebar was inexpensive and easy precaution.

I then mixed up more concrete to fill up the rest of the form. I used a scrap 2x4 to screed across the top of the concrete and push it level and into place, making sure to get the concrete to fill all four corners.

I then switched to a concrete float and starting smoothing out the surface. The goal here is to force larger aggregate below the surface, fill in the low spots and create a flat, smooth surface.

Step 3: Add the Post Anchors

I’m setting galvanized post anchors in the wet concrete to hold the posts for the mailbox.

I pressed the anchors down into the concrete, at my measured placement, while it was still very wet and malleable. It’s super important here to make sure they are perfectly level and in line with each other. It’s also important to place them with metal sides facing front and back (this will make sense later).

After most of the surface water had disappeared, I then used an Edging Tool and smoothed and rounded the edges of the slab. And then I left it all to cure.

After a few days of cure time, I pulled away the form from the slab. And then I filled back in the edges with dirt.

Step 4: Set the Mailbox Posts

The inside base of this mailbox is made with pressure treated lumber. I took a 4x4 and a 2x4 and cut them to size on my miter saw.

I set the longer post in the back and perfectly plumbed with it shims, confirmed by a post level. I then clamped it into place and marked where the holes for the bolts will go. And then repeated the steps for the shorter front post.

I drilled out the holes for the bolts. And then put the posts back in place and knocked in the bolts, which are galvanized for exterior use, secured them with galvanized washers and nuts.

And here you can see why it’s important to set the post anchor sides facing front and back. This way the bolts don’t interfere with the wood slats.

Step 5: Add Post Support & Front 2x4

One piece of 2x4 will connect the two posts and create the horizontal surface for the mailbox to sit. I added pocket holes on one side. Then secured it into place with exterior screws on the opposite side. Make sure this support is level.

The last structure board to add is this front 2x4, which will give a little more meat to the base. I clamped it into place, pre-drilled with a counter sink bit and secured it with screws. The counter sink bit will allow the screws to sit below the surface and not interfere with the slats.

Step 6: Add the Slats!

The slats I’m using for this mailbox are cedar, which look good and are a naturally rot resistant wood, excellent for outdoor use. Even better, they're inexpensive fence pickets.

I quickly sanded their rough surface down with my palm sander and cut my first slats to size on my miter saw.

I then made sure this first board was level and then clamped it in place. I used a framing square to line out my screw holes. Then I pre-drilled and screws the slat into place. I’m using exterior trim head screws, which have a smaller head and minimize the appearance.

I kept this process going all the way down (on both sides). I wanted a 1/8th inch gap between each slat, and I found that a steel carpenter square was the perfect spacer.

Taking the time to make sure you screws are in line all the way down will really make a difference in the finished look.

Step 7: Add the Trim Pieces

I cut and installed the front, back and top trim boards with the same screws.

I used exterior glue on this top cap. I could have screwed it on, but no screw holes on a horizontal piece means less ways for water to get in and eventually warp the wood.

Step 8: Add Wood Finish

I love the way cedar looks and I wanted a finish that would preserve the natural cedar color and prevent it from turning gray over time. I’m using Total Boat’s Halcyon Clear Varnish, which is an excellent choice for exterior projects. It is a durable finish that is super easy to apply. It provides excellent UV protection from the sun. It dries fast so you can apply another coat in an hour without sanding. And it dries to a clear satin finish that accentuates the wood grain and improves clarity.

Step 9: Attach the Mailbox

And finally, to attach the mailbox, I grabbed my slim right angle drill and screwed the box to the base.

And with that, this modern mailbox was done!

Step 10: Enjoy!

I'm so happy with how this mailbox turned out! Our curb appeal really improved with this one project and it looks like a pro build. It is not a difficult project and will last much longer than the previous one.

Don't forget to watch the full build video above to see a more detailed tutorial.

I'd love to see pics of yours if you decide to make your own! For more projects and tutorials, be sure and visit my YouTube channel and my website. You can also find me on Instagram @makergray.

Thanks for following along!

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In an era when old-fashioned mail is becoming an afterthought, can the mailbox be saved?

Good design to the rescue; here are 10 modern mailboxes meant for the 21st century:

Post-Mount Mailboxes


Above: A Carrier Mailbox made of pre-rusted steel is $660 from Loci Designs via Etsy.


Above: A stainless steel Urban Mailbox available in 10 color options including chocolate (shown) has a flag and can be ordered with or without a stainless steel post at prices from $340 $580 from Box Design USA.


Above: Made of stainless steel with a powder coat finish, a Tom Tom Letterbox is available in four colors including blue (shown) and is $149 AU from Design by Them.

Wall-Mount Mailboxes


Above: An homage to a midcentury design, a wall-mounted Modern Mailbox made of stainless steel and cedar attaches to a wall with two keyhole brackets. It is $310 from CeCeWorks via Etsy.


Above: A wall-mounted Javi Letterbox is available in black or white (shown) with a choice of two wood finishes and is $395 AUD from Javi Design.


Above: A wall-mounted Henry Mailbox can be customized with house numbers and is available in five metal finishes and two wood finished; $275 from Deus Modern.


Above: A Gibson Mailbox is made of steel and can be customized with house numbers cut into the face plate. Made to order, it is $275 from Bold Mfg via Etsy.


Above: A Mid-Century Modern Mailbox is available in five colors including black as shown for prices from $225 to $275 at Lumens.


Above: An X Press Wall Mounted Mailbox with a tempered glass panel and a built-in newspaper holder is $90.99 from All Modern.


Above: A powder coated aluminum Mailbox No. 1711 with up to five house numbers is available in 16 colors including bronze sparkle (shown) and can be customized with a lock. As configured, it is $269 from Moda Industria via Etsy.

Before you choose a mailbox, see the rest of our picks:

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15 Amazingly Easy DIY Mailboxes That Will Improve Your Curb Appeal

Improving your home’s curb appeal does not have to be difficult or expensive. Sometimes, just one little change can make a world of difference. Take your mailbox for instance. If you have an old worn-out mailbox, it can make your entire property seem a bit less than spectacular.

Lucky for you, I have found 15 easy DIY mailboxes that will help you to instantly improve your curb appeal. All of these are super easy to make and they won’t cost you much at all.

15 Amazingly Easy DIY Mailboxes That Will Improve Your Curb AppealWhether you want to build a completely new mailbox or you just want to redo your mailbox post, I have just the list of DIY projects for you. These mailboxes range from wooden to copper and everything in between and they are definitely going to perk up your yard. Who knew that it would be so easy to spruce up your property?

Your neighbors and your mailman are certainly going to appreciate the extra effort that you have put into making your mailbox look great and you’re going to love how simple these are to DIY. And, if you really want to dress up your curb appeal, check out these 17 DIY garden edging ideas, too.

I love doing little things that make my home look better and these DIY mailboxes are easy projects that make a huge impact. For some of them, you will just have to paint your existing mailbox. For others, you can build a brand new one from scratch.

However you choose to dress up your mailbox, you are going to love these DIY versions. Some of them even use recycled materials and you know how much I love my recycling projects. I hope you will love these DIY mailboxes as much as I do. And, while you’re working outdoors, be sure to take a look at these 35 DIY garden lanterns.

1. DIY Wooden Mailbox

DIY Wooden MailboxIf you want to build your mailbox from scratch, this DIY wooden mailbox is a good choice. It is really easy to build and doesn’t cost much in terms of materials and supplies.

Plus, you can paint it any color that you want to match your outdoor exterior. You could spend about $10 on a cheap metal mailbox from a home improvement store or take that money and make your own DIY custom mailbox instead.

Tutorial: fourgenerationsoneroof

2. Easy DIY Faux Copper Mailbox

Easy DIY Faux Copper MailboxIf you want a really elegant mailbox, this faux copper one is great. You make this with an ordinary mailbox and some paint.

A real copper mailbox will set you back about $300 but you can make this one for less than $15, and that’s if you have to buy the mailbox.

If you have a mailbox that you can use, you can get this great copper look for the price of a can of paint.

Tutorial: sandandsisal

Cat Mailbox

Cat MailboxAre you a cat lover? Doesn’t this cat mailbox make you smile?! You can change up your mailbox with a sticker or laminated image like on this cat mailbox we found on Etsy.

Of course, you can change up to your favorite animal. Or, if you own a pet, you can take a picture, print and laminate their image to put on your mailbox. Let them greet postman every day!


Wooden Mailbox with a Painting

Wooden Mailbox with a PaintingAnother idea we found on Etsy is this lovely wooden mailbox with a painting. Isn’t it wonderful? It looks eerie with a touch of vintage and rustic feel.

If you are well versed in painting, you can make your own design to match your garden. But, even beginners can use an image we shared here to get inspired to make something similar!


Newfoundland Jellybean Mailbox


Newfoundland Jellybean MailboxI love to take a peek into Etsy’s homemade category when looking for inspiration! Their artists and crafters never disappoint with a variety of ideas. Like this Newfoundland Jellybean Mailbox. Mailbox turned out so colorful and cheerful!

With only paint, you can easily do something like this with your old mailbox! Get your mailbox a coat of paint and you will be amazed how it will change the overall look of your entrance door!


3. DIY Ombre Mailbox

DIY Ombre MailboxI love the Ombre look and this mailbox has it. This one is super easy and you don’t have to spend a fortune to customize your mailbox with that great Ombre look.

You just have to choose your color and then get a few cans of spray paint in different hues of that color. This is a great way to boost your curb appeal without spending too much.

Tutorial: saraannbates

4. Upcycled Pallet Letter Box

Upcycled Pallet Letter BoxI love this rustic old fashioned looking letterbox. You make this one from an old pallet and it is a pretty simple project.

This one goes on the side of your house so it’s not really a great one if your mailman drives up to your box but if you have a walking mailman, this one is perfect.

It has such a wonderful farmhouse look that is perfect for your DIY farmhouse furniture and décor. It’s a great way to upcycle pallets.

Tutorial: onacraftyadventure

5. DIY Duct Tape Mailbox Makeover

DIY Duct Tape Mailbox MakeoverImagine having a colorful mailbox to greet you whenever you go to check your mail. Now, imagine that mailbox costing you very little.

That is exactly what you get with this DIY duct tape mailbox. You make this by decorating an ordinary metal or plastic mailbox with paint and duct tape and it is gorgeous when it’s finished.

Tutorial: joyfuldaisy

6. Gorgeous White Elegant Mailbox

Gorgeous White Elegant MailboxA white mailbox is so elegant and gorgeous and this one is really easy to attain. You can buy a post that has a nice little planter on it or make it yourself.

Then you just have to paint and attach your beautiful new white mailbox to get a lovely elegant look. The white gives it such a clean appearance and the flowers give it just the right pop of color.

Tutorial: loveoffamilyandhome

7. DIY Brick Mailbox

DIY Brick MailboxA brick mailbox instantly perks up your curb appeal and this one is pretty easy to make. If you have a stack of old bricks just lying around outside, this is a wonderful way to put them to good use.

You just build your post using old bricks and cinderblocks and then add your mailbox to the top. It’s pretty easy and really cheap if you have the bricks on hand already.

Tutorial: diynetwork

8. DIY Coastal Themed Mailbox

DIY Coastal Themed MailboxIf you want a coastal look in your front yard – whether you live at the beach or not – this DIY coastal themed mailbox is an easy way to get it.

This one is super easy and won’t cost you more than a can of spray paint and some Mod Podge. I love the blue color and if you wanted, you could even distress this one a bit to really give it a coastal look and put it on a white post that is distressed, as well.

Tutorial: modpodgerocksblog

9. Monogrammed Paint And Vinyl Mailbox

Monogrammed Paint And Vinyl MailboxHere is another beautiful way to upgrade your current mailbox. This one is made with paint and vinyl and you can monogram it so that you never have to worry about your mailman forgetting whose mail goes into your box.

It’s a really easy one to make and it won’t cost you nearly as much as buying a personalized mailbox. Plus, you can make it any color or combination of colors that you need.

Tutorial: lollyjane

10. DIY Wooden Wall Mounted Mailbox

Here is another beautiful wall mounted mailbox that you can make from scratch. You don’t even need a lot of wood for this one and you can customize it by painting it any color that you want and adding your house numbers and other designs.

This one is really easy to build and will look beautiful hanging on the front porch right by your entry door. You can even use reclaimed wood for this. It’s a great one to add to your list of reclaimed wood projects.

Tutorial: ronhazelton

11. DIY Modern Mailbox

DIY Modern MailboxYou can easily build this gorgeous modern mailbox with leftover wood from other projects, or you could use a pallet. It is a lovely mailbox post that you just add your own mailbox to when you’re finished.

This would look great with a wooden mailbox and you can paint it or leave it a nice wood finish. You can buy these mailboxes online for around $250 or build this one yourself for less than $50.

Tutorial: tylergarner

12. DIY Painted House Mailbox

DIY Painted House MailboxImagine having a mailbox that looks just like your house. You can with this easy to make DIY house mailbox. It really is a simple project and won’t take you long at all to complete.

You can paint it when it’s finished to make it look just like your house. If you want something that is going to instantly boost your curb appeal, this is the perfect mailbox for you.

Tutorial: prettyhandygirl

13. DIY Trellis Mailbox

DIY Trellis MailboxYou can build this trellis mailbox post from existing trellis or from scratch with small strips of wood. However you do it, this is a lovely DIY mailbox to add to your front yard.

You could even plant trailing flowers around it during the spring and summer months to have a nice splash of color at your mailbox. This one is easy and really cheap if you happen to have a few spare boards on your hands.

Tutorial: lowes

14. Vintage Horseshoe Mailbox

Vintage Horseshoe MailboxI love the look of this wooden mailbox post with old horseshoes hanging off of it. What makes this one even more rustic is the galvanized feeder that the post is planted in.

You can fill the feeder with plants and use a metal mailbox to give this a wonderfully rustic farmhouse look. It is a really easy look to achieve and this one won’t cost nearly as much as a custom mailbox.

Tutorial: houseofjoyfulnoise

15. Easy DIY Maple Wood Mailbox

Easy DIY Maple Wood MailboxThis little mailbox is perfect for your office or you can put it on the front porch. If you build it a bit larger, you can even put this one on a post in the front yard.

It is really easy to build and you can use any type of wood that you have on hand, although I really love the look of this maple version. When it’s finished, just add a coat of wood protectant and let it shine in its natural color.

Tutorial: instructables

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It is amazing how small details can change the look and feel of the space! And it’s not different with a garden! You can easily change up a few small details, like add mosaic details, make garden stepping stones for a new walkway, set up a rock garden or a wishing well!

We have many garden DIY projects for any budget, and even more of an easy one day garden and lawn DIY projects! Make your choice and look forward to admiring your new and better garden!


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Find A Modern Mailbox That Matches Your Home And Style

Maybe we don’t receive as much physical mail as we used to, with everything being done electronically these days, but that doesn’t really make the mailbox useless. Keep it for nostalgia or for receiving packages, but don’t eliminate it just yet. In this scenario it could even be cool to update its design so it matches your home and personal style and while you’re at it you should look at some modern house numbers too. Just by talking about it makes us really excited to look at some modern mailbox designs so let’s get started.

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The Stratford Parcel Mailbox is an all-in-one piece. It’s made of raw dark gray hot rolled steel and it has two compartments inside. The upper section is your classic mailbox for letters, magazines and other things and the lower compartment is bigger and designed for packages. There’s a lock at the back so your packages stay safe inside and if you want you can also request a lock for the mailbox at the top too.

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The Gibson Classic Mailbox is designed to be wall-mounted and has a pretty simple and basic design. Its sides are made of 14 gauge steel and the mailbox is designed to be waterproof and to keep your mail safe inside, untouched by the sun, rain or snow. It has mounting holes in the back and it comes with a lock and keys.

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The design of this Mid-Century Modern Mailbox is inspired by the look of mailboxes produced back in the 1950s and 1960s. It’s quite simple but it’s also quirky, especially in terms of color. This funky mailbox is crafted out of 20 gauge steel which makes it considerably thicker and more durable than most mailboxes produced today.

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This modern wall-mounted mailbox is the Letterman 4. Its design is very clean and simple and it comes in several bright and eye-catching colors such as orange, green, red, silver as well as some less intense nuances such as white, black, blue, dark green and anthracite. The lock is under the mail flap and doesn’t interrupt the minimalist appearance of the mailbox.

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The TomTom mailbox is a really cute product with a design that’s modern, simple and quirky. It’s small and easy to install and it comes in several lovely accent colors including red, light grey, blue and yellow. The box is made of steel and the pole which supports it wooden and this combination is really nice. This actually looks like a bit like a small birdhouse or like a cute little robot head with a super long and thin neck. Either way, it’s cute and funny.

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You’ve Got Mail, that’s the name of this modern mailbox that looks a lot like an app icon. Its design is part nostalgic and part futuristic. It may look like a simple envelope but this mailbox has a fingerprint scanner and that colored triangle at the top is actually a solar panel. The mail is inserted from the side and then you get a message on your phone or computer letting know that you’ve got mail. It’s one of the few truly modern mailboxes which incorporate new technologies into their designs.

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Isn’s this mailbox simply adorable. It’s called Koo Koo and it’s shaped like a bird. The design is cute, playful and stylized in a really cool way too, allowing this modern mailbox to be both eye-catching and functional. It was designed by Playso in collaboration with Justin Hutchinson. Notice that the wing is open so the mailbox can be spacious in order to also accommodate magazines and newspapers.

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This is a modern mailbox produced by Javi Design. It’s very versatile and can be installed as a freestanding accessory or can installed on walls, fences and other surfaces. The designers wanted to make sure their mailbox would be able to withstand the harsh Australian climate so they built it out of sustainable Accoya wood and coated steel.

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If you’re looking for a simple, large and modern mailbox which can complement your house, you might be able to find something cool on etsy, like the No. 1219 Custom Post-mount Mailbox which comes in 24 different colors. It’s made of powder-coated aluminum which makes it durable but also lightweight.

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The Waldo Modern Mailbox is another stylish and chic option. As some of the other ones we’ve shown you today, this mailbox can be customized to display your house number as well. It’s made of stainless steel and hardwood and it looks chic, elegant and is perfect for any modern or contemporary house, especially one that has a clean, geometric architecture with box-like volumes

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Here’s another modern wall mounted mailbox, also from Etsy. This one offers the option of etching your name or house number on the wooden front panel. The frame of the mailbox is made of stainless steel with a powder-coated finish available in black, red, bronze or white.

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The Louis S wall-mounted mailbox can also be customized this time via laser-engraved lettering. The design of the mailbox is simple, modern and pretty versatile. In a way, you could say it looks timeless. It’s sleek and durable and designed to last for a long long time.

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If minimalism is what you’re looking for in a modern mailbox, you should check out the Rok Mailbox which has a very clean and simplistic design. It’s also quite large which makes it practical. The house number is cut in the bottom right corner of the mailbox so this is really a two-in-one accessory.

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Of course, if you want something classic with just a hint of modern flair, there are plenty of options here as well. One of them is the Dexter Classic Mailbox which is made of steel with laser-cut detailing on either side. Its design is elegant and has a very nice industrial vibe to it without looking too rugged.


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