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Rob Lister
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Pimp My Mailbox

Post by Rob Lister »

So I'm replacing my 30+y/o mailbox. It was (still is, really) in pretty bad shape. It was pine that was mostly falling apart.

I already bought the box but I haven't yet put it up. Here's the pic of it sitting on my front porch.

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I've yet to affix the house number. I'll have to get one of my sons to help so it could be a few weeks before it actually goes into use.

The top measures 15" x 11" and is fixed. The door on the front measures 13" x 5" and opens down. I hate that it opens from the front. I could change that with a bit of hammering and fastening, but that sounds like too much work.

Any-fucking-way ...

I feel the need to pimp it out a bit, technologically rather than artistically or cosmetically. This is due the constraints of the fascist homeowner's association to which I belong. I can s t r e t c h the rules a little, but not a lot.

So I went agoogling. I really couldn't find much in the way of techno hacks but there are some pretty cool deco pimps.

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I like the third one best of all by far but the last one is actually doable.

Maybe some sort of removable glass frame on the top where there's a lot of real estate ... I could replace the recipe monthly or even put in a piece of art or yada.

When the HOA complains (and they will), I can simply remove it for a while and then do it again a month later. They'll get tired of complaining in a decade or so.

Anyway, help me pimp my box!

solely
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Re: Pimp My Mailbox

Post by solely »

Care to guess which mailbox is ed's.

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Hotarubi
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Re: Pimp My Mailbox

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solely wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:30 am
Care to guess which mailbox is ed's.
The one with the pie on.
Yep, you totally outsmarted me ~ Wildcat.

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