Post Office Box

Postbox

Now and then we get a challenging request. This item was for a Christmas present from a Nanna to her grandchild. We had been given approximate dimensions for a ‘traditional’ looking post box, which need to be painted red and have a message on the back.

Postbox

Our first step was to create some concept drawings. Australia Postboxes have a rounded top which was one of our first concerns. Once we had some sketches and ideas on how to achieve the look we gave the customer the option. Ideas included either hinged or sliding backs, an engraved plaque and the use of some vinyl stickers.

The postbox that was built from 19mm Pine. The box was constructed first, before hinges and a magnet clasp for the door was added. Premium 3mm ply was used across the top and clamped down to create the desired rounded edge.

Bright fire engine red was chosen for the colouring to match Aussie Post. We painstakingly painted coats until we were happy with our final paint job.

Postbox

Hinges and the magnetic clasp were placed back in before we added the icing on the cake. We had designed some Logos that looked like the Australia Post logo with the child’s name. We thought it a sweet touch. Nanna’s special note was engraved on silver/black industrial plastic and attached on the back.

Postbox

This was one piece that we are very proud of. It started from some unsure sketches and morphed into a masterpiece.