Use Mailbox in Front Door Canopy

Sep 11th

Front door canopy – For many homeowners, the mailbox is a personal statement of taste and individuality. Some owners prefer a strong connection between the mailbox and the architecture of the property and the landscaping. Mailboxes can be provided by the owners of creative property in wood and stone, and painted and decorated. For the homeowner who wants to make his own mailbox metal traditional look, a box of upper curved plate with a hinged front door it is still a good choice.

Traditional Front Door Canopy
Traditional Front Door Canopy

Wrap the piece 23-by-23-inch sheet of metal around pole heavy steel or the like to create a single curved piece with parallel sides and one curved circular top. Place the curved piece of metal down the framing guide, working beyond the outer edges of the board 1 inch and down to meet the plywood. For this it is necessary to move the plate back and forth, forcing the metal through space sixteenth-inch on each side of the plate 1 inch loose. It should not be an extension of 1 inch, front door canopy and back, beyond the base 21 inches.

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Place the piece of front door canopy of the sheet metal in a steel vise and use scissors snips to cut half-inch slits around curves so you can fold in proportion. Use pliers and a hammer to bend the edge extension 1/2-inch 90 degrees, forming 1/2-inch flange on the door that fit around the edges facing the front of the body of the box.  Flush with the front edge of the bottom of the front door. Insert a rod 3/16-by-4 1/2-inch steel through the flanges of the hinge loop and welding the ends of the bar to the front base of the box. Spray painting box in an appropriate color. Spray paint the flag and the red flag pole, and bolt on one side of the box with a machine screw quarter-by-1/2-inch.

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