Rob's Deluxe Watertight Mailbox

The need for a mail box that would be watertight during rainstorms led to this DIY creation 

Rob's Deluxe Mailbox

The house numbers were cut from scraps of spotted gum

Subscriber Rob Middenway needed a new letterbox that would be watertight in subtropical rainstorms and also big enough to fit his copy of Handyman. 

He settled on a rectangular design made out of exterior ply, trimmed with offcuts of Tasmanian oak, and featuring a sloping mini orb roof. 

A plastic chopping board was used for the floor, with the opening acting as a drain. It was also covered in flywire to keep out creepy-crawlies.

The mail slot is 25mm high and the width of the box, with a 30mm wide sloping aluminium strip at the front to drain water.

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Brass hinges and screws were used to secure the top

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