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Message center, featuring a folk-art house design, has a "picket fence" in front to hold letters. A framed slateboard slides sideways out of the back of the house. Detailed plan can be ordered. Est. cost: $14.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 92, 182

How to make a letter holder that has sides in the shape of large block letters.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1974 (v.64#12) pg. 61

Telephone organizer. Wall-mounted box has 3 compartments for letters and note paper, plus a cork bulletin board for notes.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1984 (v.7#5) pg. 23, 32

Kitchen notekeeper. Wall-hung note pad and small bulletin board swings open revealing a place to store incoming mail, bills, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1989 (v.12#4) pg. 37

Birdhouse motif home accessories. (1) Mug rack with 4 pegs is painted with roses beneath the roof and sponge-checked on the rounded bottom. (2) Napkin or letter holder with four different sized birdhouses.
CRAFTS Jan 1997 (v.20#1) pg. 16, 39

Wooden holder for letters or paper napkins consists of two outlines of a mallard duck attached to a simple base.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #88 Aug 1982 (v.8#4) pg. 31

Wall-hung letter holder uses a heart design. Suitable for a Valentine's Day gift.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #226 Feb 1982 (v.32#2) pg. 32

Wall-hung mail sorter rack features three slots for mail and three pegs to hold keys, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 62

Oak mail sorter. Wall-hung unit has seven mail slots, three cubby holes and a shelf across the top.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #382 Oct 1997 (v.47#9) pg. 70

Make a leather wall organizer to hold keys, magazines, mail, bills, etc. Est. cost $39.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1984 (v.198#6) pg. 138, 198

Desk-top mail rack is made by stretching silk screened cloth over a simple wooden frame.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1981 (v.70#3) pg. 52

Gingham-covered letter holder in the shape of a cat.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1982 (v.27#4) pg. 77, 105

Cheery country ladies, 6" tall, are appliqued to letter holder, dish-towel holder, and a toaster cover. Larger versions serve as pot holders.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1986 (v.31#4) pg. 79, 95

Wall planter serves as mail sorter.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #416 Jan 1963 (v.59) pg. 101

Three-bin, wall-hung letter rack.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1970 (v.133#6) pg. 138

Projects you can make from acrylic plastic. Article includes instructions for making a strip heater for bending the plastic. Projects included are (1) a large book rack, (2) a "W" shaped magazine rack, (3) a letter and stamp holder, (4) a wall-mounted knife rack and (5) a pipe holder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1973 (v.140#5) pg. 162

Two styles of mail organizers, contemporary and colonial. Contemporary model has a pine backboard and clear acrylic dividers to create six compartments. Colonial model is all wood with scroll patterns.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1979 (v.151#6) pg. 118

Wall-hung mail holder and sorting rack for home use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1964 (v.185#2) pg. 168

Double woven mailbag features five pockets.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #25 Summer 1982 (v.7#1) pg. 34

Desk accessories made by laminating walnut and maple. (1) Notepad holder with pen holder. (2) Desk clock. (3) Letter holder.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #23 Sep 1991 (v.4#5) pg. 20

Wall-hung organizer features a bulletin board, pigeonholes, drawers and compartments for getting organized. Overall dimensions: 17" wide, 24" tall, 7" deep.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #35 Sep 1993 (v.6#5) pg. 6

Refurbished post office lockbox door adds nostalgia to this wall-hung mail holder and key keeper.
WOOD MAGAZINE #25 Oct 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 77

Letter or napkin holder has interlaced strips of walnut and oak set in a pair of tongue-and-groove oak side frames.
WOOD MAGAZINE #45 Sep 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 76

Superstamp letter holder (7"x8") is scroll sawed to resemble a 1 cent stamp.
WOOD MAGAZINE #62 Aug 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 56

Two-compartment letter box features a scroll sawn leaf, branch and flower motif. The box can sit on a desk or hang on a wall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #117 Oct 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 84, Insert

Letter box. Wall-hung box has two compartments for letters and a small drawer for stamps. Overall dimensions: 17" high, 6" wide, 4" deep.
WOODSMITH #55 Feb 1988 pg. 4

In/out letter box made of wood features decorative finger joints and rounded corners.
WOODSMITH #79 Feb 1992 pg. 18

Desk-top organizer (10"x18"x5" high) has a compartment on each side for holding mail or envelopes, a center drawer for office supplies and a tray above the drawer for magazines, letters, etc.
WOODSMITH #110 Apr 1997 (v.19) pg. 10

Wall-mounted organizer features two bins for mail, a storage drawer, and a handy writing surface. Useful when hung near a telephone.
WOODSMITH #122 Apr 1999 (v.21) pg. 28

Letter rack consists of two wooden balls attached to a base which slopes to the center. A wood-turning project that can use up scrap wood and offer practice in sphere making.
WOODTURNING #43 Jun 1996 pg. 24

Wall mounted letter rack features two decorative jigsawed pieces of plywood, fastened to a decorative board. Letters and other papers are inserted behind the plywood holders.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1980 (v.4#6) pg. 17

Colonial pipe box (wall box) is very suitable as a mail holder. Overall dimensions: 20" tall, 7" wide, 4" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 41

Wall-hung letterbox is decorated with a relief carving of a mountain cabin and the incised letters "MAIL". Overall dimensions: 8"x5"x14" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1993 (v.17#4) pg. 56

Paul Revere desktop letter holder and pencil holder. Features scroll-sawn cutouts of Paul Revere, the old North Church, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 50

Combination letter rack and planter is made from 1/4" hardwood plywood. Top rack and front of planter have pierced scrollwork. Rack is wall-hung.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1974 (v.30#2) pg. 56

Four pieces of early American furniture are made from a single half-sheet of AD plywood. (1) Corner shelf. (2) Letter holder. (3) Stool. (4) Chair. Est. cost: $25.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1982 (v.38#3) pg. 95

Wall-mounted letter bin features a decorative carved panel. Overall dimensions: 20" tall, 14" wide, 5" deep.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1986 (v.42#1) pg. 56