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Mailbox Address Label

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:31 pm
by HANNAH024
Santa gave me a new mailbox for Christmas and forgot that our postal service requires the address to be visible on the box. So I thought this would be a good place to use one of the plastic cutting boards that I had found on sale. The board was a little thicker than I would have liked but since I already had the material, I used it. Here is a picture of board after my comet finished cutting on it.

Side view
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Re: Mailbox Address Label

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:32 pm
by HANNAH024
Front View of the mailbox.
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Re: Mailbox Address Label

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:34 pm
by 4DThinker
Looks like a great use for cutting board blanks to me. I'll be curious to know how well they look after a few years outside. You might look into the temperature expansion/compression values of what is likely HDPE relative to the same values for the metal mailbox.

Just thinking of the future.... 4D

Re: Mailbox Address Label

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:53 pm
by HANNAH024
4D The label says polypropylene and says it is dishwasher safe. I'm wondering what the summer sun will do to it. I have made several outdoor signs using HDPE and one of them is on a post in the driveway across the highway from me and it still looks just like it did when I put it up about 5 years ago. Paint would not stick to the HDPE so I had to use a permanent marker to darken the letters and the letters have to be recolored every couple of years, but the sign itself still looks OK.