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How to Make a House Mailbox?

Do you want a unique mailbox that looks like a mini-you?  A tall enough accommodation priority mailbox that is custom-made to suit all your needs? The good news is that you can create one such house mailbox. In this article, I am sharing a step to step process of how to make a house mailbox. Ready to get started? I am too!

this is a red house shaped mailbox 
 with a red flag

When making a house mailbox, you need a number of materials ready at your disposal. Some of these materials are cheap to acquire and they are relatively easy to find. Here are a number of materials that you need to get started:

  • 2 – 1″ x 8″ x 8′ Pine Board
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Clamp
  • Cup Hook
  • Magnetic catch
  • Timberwolf Composite Shims
  • Task Force Scraper set
  • Gatehouse Black Arched Cabinet Pull
  • Paintable Window and Door Caulk
  • Wood Putty
  • Putty Knife
  • Drill
  • Miter Saw
  • Table Saw
  • Sander

Once you have all these materials, scaling your mailbox house is the next step. It all depends, if you have already set your dimensions then you are good to go. If you don’t and you are the owner of the house, you can access these dimensions online or at the nearest post office-building department. Make sure you get rough measurements. 

Learning how to make a house mailbox may seem overwhelming at first and I won’t lie, I was a little overwhelmed when we started making my own house mailbox but as we got going, it moved right along. Total time for the project was 2.5 hours constructing and another 3 hours prepping for paint and adding the accessories.

Depending on how big you want your house mailbox to be, it may take a couple of hours to make, paint and set it ready for use. There are many advantages attached to one having a house mailbox. It allows one to store a large collection of parcels and other important documents. It is a house that cushions your documents from any kid of harm, distortion or mistaken identity.

You are able to create a lockable house mailbox that you are sure will keep all your belongings in good shape to allow you access them in their originality.  It is important to ensure that you create the right size of house mailbox depending on your expected deliveries. Have everything drawn and well planned before getting into making one. Ensure that you follow all the set rules by your local post office mailboxes department to avoid a clash with law enforcers. Place the house mailbox at a strategic place that well visible. Be sure that it is of the right height too. You’ll be good to go!