The Wildman Project

How to make a small mail shelf

Another fun little DIY project. My wife and I needed something to hold our mail, keys, and sunglasses by our front door. So I came up with this little mail shelf. Very simple and basic. I didn’t have to buy anything for it because I had some scrap pine laying around the garage.

Here is the cut list: *NOTE: All material is ¾”
Green: 16-½”L x 4”W (Qty:1)
Red: 7”H x 8”W (Qty:3)
Blue 16-½”L x 8”W (Qty:1)

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Front View

SUP front view

Rear View

SUP rear view

For the 3 red pieces, you can get creative with the design of it. I went with the simple approach and make a few little curves. This is where you can add your own person touch, or try to match another design in the room.

TIP:  If you are staining this pieces, make sure you clean/sand all the glue off. Glue does not absorb stain and will leave white marks on your piece. If you are going to paint it, the paint will cover up the glue, but try and remove all the glue.

Here is the finished product.


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