In many areas the mailbox is an integral part of the curb appeal of your home. Making a mailbox is an excellent family project and can be used to teach woodworking skills to the young and novice woodworker.
They also make great personal gifts for friends and relatives for all occasions including house warming's.
Note: Many jurisdictions have regulations governing the size and positioning of mail boxes. Always check with your postal authority to ensure that the mail box you are planning on making meets with their requirements.
The following mailbox plans, designs and instructions are free.