Reclaimed wood letterbox

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rustic wood and corrugated iron letterbox

This recently completed rustic wood letterbox constructed from reclaimed hardwood boards and corrugated iron roofing, was a special order for one of our customers.

Built from reclaimed Australian hardwood floorboards, this letterbox does not have an engraved number on the front, and features a galvanised iron roof made from old roofing iron.

Using our traditional technique of resawing and joining the hardwood boards with new grooves and tongues, and assembled with stainless steel fasteners, brass hinges and galvanised hasp and staple for security, this letterbox makes a very worthy addition to our range of custom designs.

We generally re-roll corrugated roofing iron into flat sheets, but on this occasion our customer requested the original profile of the sheets be retained, selected from our stock of reclaimed materials. Attached to the wood letterbox with stainless steel fasteners, and fitted with a ridge capping of galvanised iron.

The overall size of the letterbox was 320mm wide, x 360mm in depth, with a height of 360mm. The roof overhangs all sides by 40mm providing additional weather protection for the wood. Finished in a water based timber finish, this letterbox can be left to weather naturally, or periodically refinished to maintain its original as built condition.

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