DIY mail basket



We all receive mail. We usually throw it in a pile and forget about it until it starts to take space. But why not make a basket where it can safety stay and where we can find it whenever we need it. You can make the basket yourself and it’s not that difficult. You’ll need a 5/8″ wide hardwood dowel, a 1 x 2 hardwood board, some leather straps, tacks, a saw, a drill press, a tack hammer, a leather hole punch or awl, heavy waxed thread and a leather needle.

Start by cutting the wood pieces first. First grab the board and cut a 12’’ piece and two 6’’ pieces. Then cut a dowel piece to 12 ½ ‘’. Next you’ll have to drill some holes. Take the 6’’ pieces and measure their centers and ¾ ‘’ from the front end and drill a 5/8’’ wide hole. It needs to be ½’’ deep. Continue by drilling the pocket holes on the ends of the 12’’ back piece. After the holes are created, it’s time to cut the leather straps. They need to measure 11’’ in length.

Next you’ll have to punch four holes on one end of the leather straps. Two of them will be close to the end and the other two about 2’’ in. you then have to sew up the threads using waxed thread. Nail some tacks to the top edge and make sure the screws will be hidden underneath when you attach the frame to the wall. Assemble the frame and attach it to the wall. Now you have your own mail basket. You can place it anywhere you want, preferably somewhere where you can easily find it and throw the mail in it.{found on designsponge and project by Matt}.


Published by in DIY, on May 24th, 2012

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