Ivy Hollow - postmaster's desk wall, part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the back wall. I figured I would need more pigeon holes, because having a post office for only 15 mail customers seemed a bit of an extravagance. I modeled the additional pigeon holes after the ones made for the postal teller, making them a little deeper and having 40 on this back wall unit. I think I held my breath while cutting the thin slits to fit the parts together, but it worked! There was so much cutting and prep work beforehand, I was not looking forward to having to do it all over again.

I think 55 post boxes is more in line for a one-wagon rural post office. It might not be enough for a true post office, so I remind myself this is a mini approximation. :D

Instead of painting after assembly like I did with the postal teller, I painted and sealed the strips individually. This was so much easier than trying to get a good finish in the tiny pigeon holes. Wish I had considered this when I made the teller.

On the opposite side has shelves for packages. The postmaster could put a package slip in the box for mail that wouldn't fit. I adapted a 2" Houseworks kitchen cabinet for these shelves, mirroring the modifications I made on the opposite side of the window, but this one does have a working drawer.

I painted the cabinets to match the other woodwork.

Right now, the pigeon holes are not attached to the base cabinet. I need to add the box numbers.


Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
It looks great! Can’t wait to see it all set up. :)
10/18/19 @ 19:07
Comment from: Sheila Lester [Visitor]
Ohh...I can imagine the stress levels involved with all those tiny cuts and fitting. Seems worth it to me! It looks wonderful.
10/19/19 @ 15:01
Comment from: Kamelia [Visitor]
You always surprise me with your amazing ideas. :)
10/20/19 @ 17:48
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :>>
11/14/19 @ 15:09

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