A Large Capacity Mailbox
This mailbox project came about because of my employer. The current unit we have leaks during rain or snow storms. The mailbox is well suited for a business application as the drawer itself is large enough to hold 11 x 17 envelopes.
I wanted to create a mailbox where the lid is fixed and the front swings open. Then the contents stay protected except when you are retrieving your mail. Plus there is all kinds of room inside for places that receive large quantities of mail.
Side-note: I made this project over three years ago using Walnut as the main wood and finished it with Epifanes outdoor varnish. It is exposed to rain, snow, hot and cool temperatures and the finish looks like the day it was put on. Plus the mail remains dry which is important to the boss. I was more concerned about how the finish would stand up as it was the first time I have tried Epifanes. I’m very impressed. I even added a small plexi-glass window to the front so you can check for mail without opening the tip out drawer.