While looking around to buy a new mailbox, keen DIYer Andrew Ho had the idea to create one from scratch.
‘I noticed many customised designs and quickly decided to do one myself,’ he says.
‘I was inspired by the bold and sharp colours of a kingfisher that I saw in a book.’
Andrew built the mailbox using exterior plywood and spray paint, spending about $70 in total.
‘The tools and design are very simple and it was straightforward to build, with the only problem being the extra care needed when screwing into plywood,’ he says.
‘The finished box is very noticeable from the road and my two little girls love it. They have promised they will now help to check the mailbox every day.’
The mailbox was designed with ample room for larger envelopes
Andrew was inspired by the bold and sharp colours of a kingfisher bird
Andrew Ho says his two little girls love their novelty mailbox