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xx   BOX

Photos show two styles of mailboxes you can build.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1971 (v.49#3) pg. J6 (124+)

Photo shows mailbox lamp post built of redwood. Est. cost: $40.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 21

Photo shows mailbox, house number and entry light all as a part of a wooden unit. Est. cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 40

Photo shows how to make a wooden mailbox shelter from rough sawn cedar 1x6s. House numbers are mounted on the side of the unit that is solid from ground to mailbox top. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 54

Photo shows a mailbox made of pine. Top hinged to open upward and there is a slot in front for inserting mail. Est. cost: $5.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 77

Photos show two styles of mailboxes to build. Each are supported on their own post.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. H13 (146+)

Photo shows a triple-duty mailbox, driveway light and illuminated house number. Mailbox has doors at both ends. Unit is built from redwood siding and stands 50" tall, 18" deep and 19" wide. Est. cost: $35.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 58

Photo shows how to build a panel for mounting a standard metal rural mailbox and a house number. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 54

Photo shows how to make an unusual mailbox and house number from unfinished 4x4s and 1x4s. Est. cost: $20.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 69

Photo shows wooden mailbox. Basic mailbox is 22"x10"x10". Top and sides, all the way to the ground, are covered with 1x2 redwood strips.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 93

How to build a hinged-top mailbox from redwood or siding to match your home.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1978 (v.56#5) pg. M20 (228+)

Mailbox-in-the-round is built from a plow disc, some scraps of plywood and pieces of tongue-and-groove siding.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. F16 (180+)

Make an A-frame mailbox with a backdoor. Est. cost: $43.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 107, 164

Elegant rural mailbox is made of wood and weatherproofed with fiberglass cloth.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 2000 (v.23#4) pg. 28

Woodpecker mailbox. A quickly-made mailbox that also serves as a doorknocker.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1982 (v.6#3) pg. 21

Three styles of wooden mailboxes for installation in a location that is partially protected from the weather.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1994 (v.17#11) pg. 43
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 4

Building the indestructible rural mailbox.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1993 (v.77#3) pg. 54

Garden thyme tool shed. Wooden decoration for a rural-style mailbox is designed to look like a birdhouse. Using the mailbox as a small tool "shed" is suggested.
CRAFTS May 1996 (v.19#5) pg. 32, 41

Mailbox art. Flower pattern of Queen Anne's lace and Bachelor Buttons to paint on your mailbox.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1982 (v.13#4) pg. 20

Mailbox makeover. Purchased mailbox is stenciled with shaded leaf motifs. Leaf pattern furnished.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1995 (v.22#2) pg. 24, 33

Two Christmas motifs to paint on sign cloth to cover a mailbox during the Yule season. (1) Wrapped gifts and sprigs of evergreen and holly. (2) Trio of snowmen carolers with evergreens.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1997 (v.24#6) pg. 60, 41

Front door mailbox has metal house numbers on its lid.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 60, 106

How to (1) cover an ordinary metal mail box with small ceramic tiles or (2) give it an unusual paint job.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 59

Mailbox stand and planter for rural mailbox.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #209 May-Jun 1980 (v.30#5) pg. 30

Eight eye-catching rural mailboxes are illustrated.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #239 May-Jun 1983 (v.33#5) pg. 40

Replacing a mailbox post.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 47

Cedar-shingle mailbox.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jan-Feb 1989 (v.33#1) pg. 96

Mailbox gardens. Four ideas for plantings to surround a rural mailbox post.
GARDEN GATE #29 Oct 1999 pg. 32

How to create a crushproof mailbox by placing a standard-size one inside a larger one and filling the void with ready-mix concrete.
HOME MECHANIX #805 May 1996 (v.92) pg. 10

Make a mailbox post from concrete-filled PVC pipe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #672 May 1984 (v.80) pg. 117

Wooden cowbow sits atop your rural mailbox to "ride herd" on the mail. A rope in his hand is attached to the box.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Nov 1977 (v.8#4) pg. 18

A well-lit mailbox. Wooden mailbox post features a built-in mailbox, newspaper slot and a light. Est. cost: $82.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1982 (v.3#5) pg. 43

Rural mailbox post also has a small planter box for added decoration.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1978 (v.150#1) pg. 114

Pentagon mailbox is built from plywood or hardboard.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1979 (v.151#4) pg. 132

Tip: Make a high-security rural mailbox by placing an 8" box inside an 11" box and filling the void with concrete.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1980 (v.153#5) pg. 40

Mailbox overflow made from a cookie sheet. Useful for holding the extra mail received around holiday time.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1966 (v.189#6) pg. 170

First-class home for a mailbox. Rural mailbox enclosure (post) is made of vertical redwood strips, with a metal roof and a built-in light.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1967 (v.191#3) pg. 148

Two-in-one mailbox holds mail and newspaper in separate compartments.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1974 (v.204#5) pg. 156

Post lamp and mail center. Wooden mailbox and newspaper box are supported by a decorative wooden post with a built-in lamp. Design has an oriental look.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1980 (v.217#5) pg. 124

Wooden mailbox post is cut in half (on an angle) and held together with a pipe "pivot". Should the mailbox ever be hit by a car, snowplow, etc., the box will pivot out of the way and then return to it's correct position.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1986 (v.229#6) pg. 100

Rural delivery mailbox post features Victorian styling. Made from pressure-treated wood.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #55 Jul 1990 (v.10#1) pg. 32

Country mailbox is shaped like a Victorian cottage, complete with shake roof, bargeboard trim, shutters, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #56 Sep 1990 (v.10#2) pg. 68

Victorian-style mailbox post made from 4"x4" and reinforced with decorative molding and gingerbread shapes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #100 Jan 1998 (v.17#6) pg. 51, 49

Bungalow mailbox. Wooden mailbox is based on a design reminiscent of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a leader in the European Arts & Crafts movement (circa 1900). Overall dimensions: 13" tall, 8" wide, 5" deep.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #103 Jul 1998 (v.18#3) pg. 48, Insert

Easy outdoor accents. A mailbox that looks like a Victorian house.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.4#5) pg. 16

Photograph of a mailbox for an astronomer that simulates a telescope, but is acceptable to the post office.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jan 1987 (v.73#1) pg. 90

How to build a mailbox post that is also a planter and a garden light.
SUNSET Jun 1977 (v.158#6) pg. 138

Redwood mailbox holder has a support and cross beam for hanging a large house number sign and a hanging basket of flowers. Unit is 10-ft. tall and built from 4x6 post with 2x6 crossbeams.
SUNSET Feb 1978 (v.160#2) pg. 90

Tip shows how to build a mailbox and address light with leaded glass inserts for the house number.
SUNSET Mar 1978 (v.160#3) pg. 154

Roomy, round rural mailbox and post is made from 12" heating duct. Est. cost: $50.
SUNSET Sep 1981 (v.167#3) pg. 100

Tip: Cover an ordinary rural-style mailbox and post with a tiered shell of redwood to transform it into a piece of "streetside sculpture".
SUNSET May 1982 (v.168#5) pg. 142

Tip: How to convert a standard galvanized mailbox into one that opens on each end.
SUNSET Mar 1985 (v.174#3) pg. 166

Folk-art mailbox is painted in acrylics with a "Mail bird and heart" motif. Intermediate painting level.
TOLE WORLD #105 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 26

Spruce up a plain metal mailbox with these easy-to-make decorations. (1) Covered bridge. (2) Gallant goose. (3) Roguish rooster.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 8 1983 (v.46#7) pg. 46, 126

Tip: Decorate your rural-style mail box to resemble a parcel-post package.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 25 1983 (v.47#2) pg. 66, 161

Cut-out wooden kitties adorn mailbox. Paint these cats with your feline's markings.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 12 1984 (v.47#11) pg. 113, 146

First-class mailbox. Wooden box with a slanted lift-up top features the word "MAIL" scroll sawn into the front (to let you see inside) and decorative support brackets.
WOOD MAGAZINE #86 Feb 1996 (v.13#2) pg. 66, Insert

Elegant cedar post supports both a mailbox and a small planter box.
WOOD MAGAZINE #143 Sep 2002 (v.19#5) pg. 76, Insert

Wooden, wall-hung mailbox is designed with an inner bin that pivots out. The bin is sized to hold magazines and other oversized mail.
WOODSMITH #70 Aug 1990 pg. 24

Signed, sealed and delivered. Build a weatherproof wooden rural mailbox which incorporates the house name and an indicator that shows when the box has been opened.
WOODWORKER Jan 1991 (v.95#1) pg. 78

Wooden mailbox features a slopping top which raises up for depositing mail.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 53

How to tole paint a mailbox with a bluebird and dogwood pattern.
WORKBASKET Mar 1980 (v.45#5) pg. 40

Giant mailbox with a window viewer. Box is built of wood and measures 15" tall, 14" wide and 5" deep. Mail is inserted through a slot in the top. The front of the box is a key locked door with a window to view the mail.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 30

Rural mailbox support is made from 2x12 and 4x4 lumber.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 114

Tips on building a wooden mailbox that looks like your own home.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1987 (v.43#4) pg. 59

Combination rural mailbox and newspaper post with upper and lower planters.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1996 (v.52#3) pg. 18