Ideas for Repurposing Mailbox


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Old 08-10-14, 09:44 PM
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Ideas for Repurposing Mailbox

I replaced my mailbox today, but the old one is still in okay condition. I want to up-cycle it but can't think of anything useful.

Here's what it looks like:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Mailbox_US.JPG

Any ideas??
 
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Old 08-11-14, 03:05 AM
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Kinda difficult to use it for anything but a mailbox, IMO
 
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Old 08-11-14, 03:11 AM
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If I could find room for it would make a nice place to store project plans
 
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I'd probably just store it in case the new mailbox got damaged [or someone else needed it] Alternatively a storage cubbie would be about the only use.
 
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Install near your garden hose reel and store brushes or other small tools inside.
 
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Or any other place where small items can be handy like a garden or chicken coop. Can also place it in the yard for dog/kid toys like balls.
 
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I will do as suggested and simply use the mailbox as a general storage cubby.

Short of screwing the mailbox onto a plank of wood, does anyone have an idea for an aesthetically pleasing base for the mailbox? It will be on carpet. Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 08-11-14, 09:41 PM
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You could also just donate it to a charity thrift store like Salvation Army. That way someone who wants/needs a mailbox can re-use it for its design purpose.
 
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You can't mount the mailbox directly to the floor - the door won't open. It needs to be raised slightly. A block of wood would be the easiest way, just paint it where it blends in.
 
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Old 08-12-14, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by marksr
You can't mount the mailbox directly to the floor - the door won't open. It needs to be raised slightly. A block of wood would be the easiest way, just paint it where it blends in.

Sorry, I didn't mean mounting the mailbox itself to the floor. I meant I need a base for the shaft, so it will stand upright.
 
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Old 08-12-14, 11:25 AM
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If you want a post similar to what you'd use outside, you could cut the post to length, mount it to the box and add a plate to the bottom that would be screwed/nailed to the floor. Something free standing would need a bigger base.
 
 

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