Greene and Greene Inspired Mailbox

The mailbox this replaced was a crappy, 1980’s, shiny, brass piece of junk. It was vertically oriented and had a small top opening, so it was difficult to find anything inside that wasn’t extra long.

The new one is curly big leaf maple with Gaboon ebony accents. The center panel is 12gauge copper wire. It’s finished with a coat of tung oil to pop the grain and then spray on lacquer. The cloud lifts, pegged mortise and tenon joints, and the ebony are all typical of the Greene and Greene style. The curly maple and copper are not, but I think that all of the elements come together nicely in this piece.