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Firefighter3244 03-11-2011 01:00 AM

7 Ft tall Eiffel tower Mailbox - Pictures!
 
So, This wasn't My Project, My Grandpa built it.

Just thought some might enjoy seeing it.

My grandpa was an Iron worker. So he of course, welded/built things.

Well, I dont know why because my family has no connection with Paris....

But, He decided to surprise my dad with a new 7ft tall mailbox. lol

But, Here it is. 100% Custom built, He cut, Welded, painted etc... Every piece. It took A LOT of time. The actual Mailbox is a Very Large box as my mother has a home business and does a lot of shipping.

Note: It's been hit by two cars and ripped out of the Concrete pad it was set in. So it's a bit dinged up.

1.
http://www.periutphotography.com/pho...5_N7Huh-XL.jpg

2.
http://www.periutphotography.com/pho...2_4cGUK-XL.jpg

3.
http://www.periutphotography.com/pho...5_BgZHx-XL.jpg

4.
http://www.periutphotography.com/pho...2_JEqsB-XL.jpg


Any Comments/Critisism is welcome. Just thought I would share! :)

nap 03-11-2011 01:05 AM

pretty cool. Grandpa did good. I'm surprised somebody hasn't stolen it.

gma2rjc 03-11-2011 10:52 AM

He did a great job on it. Thanks for showing us!

Did the cars that hit it have any damage?

Barb

oh'mike 03-11-2011 11:46 AM

Extraordinary---I hope Grandpa taught you a bit of welding,too.--Mike--

Leah Frances 03-11-2011 12:11 PM

:notworthy::notworthy:

waterman1971 03-11-2011 01:09 PM

That brings the win right there!! I'm gonna need a price on shipping to east Texas...

Leah Frances 03-11-2011 01:29 PM

J'ai oubliť de dire: Ooo la la. :thumbsup:

frenchelectrican 03-12-2011 06:33 AM

C'est fantastique!!!!!

Merci.
Marc

Firefighter3244 03-30-2011 05:26 PM

Thanks guys, He's talked about making more for selling but I'm not sure. They would be expensive, Thousands as he puts hundreds of hours into each one. ( He's made two, this and his own )

virgoseo 04-14-2011 02:10 AM

Your Grandpa got real talent buddy, i am also wondering why still it's not stolen by somebody hahaha, well anyways now i am also interested in having such type of mailbox but i am so dumb in making all those things your grandpa is really cool man! :)

RealHouswifOfOK 04-14-2011 06:34 AM

100% fabulous!! So, really, Grandpa just got it in his head to make the Tower, even though your Dad or Mom has no connection/fondness for it?! What did your parents say when he gave it to them? Was it out of the blue or for a birthday or something? Sorry, I'm being nosy.....but it's so lovely, and fascinating. do your parents live in a neighborhood/have neighbors? I'm just wondering, because it's in our Covenant that everyone in our neighborhood must have the same box (which is a pretty box, but useless, otherwise). Our 'one neighbor who puts herself in charge of making sure everyone is following the rules' would *die* if we put anything like this out. It's beautiful, though.

Firefighter3244 04-14-2011 09:00 AM

Thx, Was for his birthday, weird. lol
It's a neighborhood of 50 homes on a dead-end street.
Wow. So basically HOA. I hate HOA. IMHO. Since you have to have the same box, thats fine. Can you not change the base the box is on though?
lol You could put your box on this stand. Maybe a way for you to get around her. idk.

Stephen S. 04-14-2011 10:48 AM

Very cool ... rust proof this masterpiece so it can last longer ?

RealHouswifOfOK 04-15-2011 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Firefighter3244 (Post 629218)
Thx, Was for his birthday, weird. lol
It's a neighborhood of 50 homes on a dead-end street.
Wow. So basically HOA. I hate HOA. IMHO. Since you have to have the same box, thats fine. Can you not change the base the box is on though?
lol You could put your box on this stand. Maybe a way for you to get around her. idk.

I can just see it, 'Happy B-Day, here's your present!', your Dad is all.....what?! I mean, they didn't honeymoon, anniversary there? Nothing?!

Yeah, I don't think you are technically supposed to change anything on the box. It's very odd, too. It's like a big black iron box, with decorative panels on the sides/roof, a tiny 'box' cut-out in the front where the mail gets dropped, then the back is a large door that 'locks' with this lever/key lock.
1. While the box is large, the drop is not...it will hold a weeks worth of mail, but you can't put anything but the smallest box through the slot.
2. There is no way to put out 'outgoing' mail for the mailman to pick up. That's the most annoying thing. Some neighbors have rigged it to where they have attached a flag to the box, and then they use a big chip-clip type thing to clip their outgoing stuff to the outside of the drop box. But, I'm not comfortable with that...at all.
3. The lock is useless, it's very loose, so you can just turn the whole thing/lever with your fingers to unlock the door, should you want.

Makes no sense.

Firefighter3244 04-15-2011 07:05 PM

Go to your neighbors and start a pitition, have everyone sign it and get it taken care of.
Tell the lady if she doesn't like it then she can pay to have it replaced or rebuilt.


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