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MITREPLAN – Build a Timber Letterbox – Faye De Lanty

MITREPLAN – Build a Timber Letterbox – Faye De Lanty

MITREPLAN – Build a Timber Letterbox – Faye De Lanty

MITREPLAN – Build a Timber Letterbox – Faye De Lanty

MITREPLAN – Build a Timber Letterbox – Faye De Lanty

On a previous episode Kevin showed you how to build a timber letterbox, using a MITREPLAN. This time Faye puts a few other ideas into action. You can use various materials and designs to suit the style of your house.

Cottage-style letterbox: Faye used 12mm exterior plywood, Selleys Durabond exterior wood glue, and galvanised screws to construct a simple box with a spot for newspapers, slot for mail and a flap door for access.

Beach-house letterbox: Faye used off cuts from a hardwood timber deck to create a box. She joined the boards to corner blocks with Selleys Durabond and galvanised nails. Pre-drill nail holes to prevent the boards from splitting. Faye fixed the boards with the grooves facing out to remind her of the ocean’s corduroy swells. Just remember to leave a space at the front for letters!

Concrete block letterbox: Don’t be afraid to experiment! Starting with a simple block of Hebel lightweight aerated concrete, Faye created a letterbox by using a large hole saw, angle grinder and a hammer and chisel. The hole saw makes a perfect cylindrical hole for newspapers and the angle grinder can make the straight cuts for the mail slot and large rear opening. Simply remove the waste with a hammer and chisel.

Faye’s tip: The MITREPLAN has all the basic information you need, and then you can let your imagination take over.

MITREPLANS are available at all Mitre 10 stores across Australia.




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