We are often asked at shows, "where do your get your doors". Well, we received a call in November 2019 from a private collector in Pleasant Hills, that saw our listing in the Ft Ligonier Days Program and she wanted to know if we were interested in purchasing some doors. Turns out, she and her late husband were collectors and purchased the Post Office setup from the Beallsville, PA Country Store in the early 1970's, She was downsizing and wanted them to go to a good home. At the far right side of this Post Office, there are 16 original 1896 Pointer Dial Doors. We are now offering these for sale.
Beallsville, Washington County PA was named for Zephaniah Bealle, a pioneer settler, and was incorporated in 1852. A Post Office Called Beallsville has been in operation since 1822.
The doors have been cleaned, oiled and mounted in Rustic Pennsylvania Cherry boxes that have an oil and wax finish.
The remainder of the Post Office was sold complete to a collector from Butler County.
There are 16 Pointer Dial doors circa 1896 available for sale. They are mounted in repurposed Pennsylvania Cherry with an oil and wax finish. Doors are numbered:
121-128;131-138. Please contact us for available numbers.
Flint Hill, Rappahannock County, Virginia began as a crossroads community in the 1740's and was established in 1843 by an act of the General Assembly
The 38 Doors were installed Circa 1907 and most likely retired with the 1962 Move. They were purchased from a local antique dealer in late 2019
These Red and White Oak boards were salvaged from a horse barn and served many years as the Horse Stalls.
We were fortunate to buy the entire lost of 38 doors consisting of 30 standard size doors and 8 Medium size. All will be available for sale.
These are the Standard or #1 size doors. The Banks measure 5" wide, by 6" Tall, by 4" deep and are constructed of White or Red Oak with a dark oil/wax finish
We are selling specific numbers on a first come first served basis. They range from:142-148;152-158;162-166;172-178; 182-186;and 162-198
To assist our regular customers and new one's, we are offering Show Pricing and free shipping on all Bank orders through June 1st. Perfect for Birthdays, Graduations and Fathers Day. We will also install a Custom Number of your choice up to 4 digits at no cost. For your Virtual Show, give a a call and we can set up a "Face Time" event. Show pricing is NOT reflected on our web site, so you need to give us a call. 412-462-5956
Join Laura and Paul at the Heinz History Center for Vintage Pittsburgh. Special reduced admission pricing, this event features Vintage Pittsburgh items from local vendors. We will be featuring Post Office Door Banks with doors from the Bealsville Post office in Washington County circa 1896, and from the Mon Valley circa 1950 along with our regular assortment.
A 50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration located at the North Park Swimming Pool area from 12 to 4 on Saturday Oct 17th. Includes a Reuse fest collection event; Tree giveaway; Eco-conscious Vendors; along with educational information and food and beverage vendors.
Our Childrens Stools make great gifts for Birthdays. Ready in 4 to 6 weeks, each is custom crafted to your specific needs. Give us a call for details. We can ship nationwide for a small cost.
Need an Antique Post Office Door bank for someone special on your gift list? Visit our On Line Store for a great selection. We can even put a custom number up to 4 digits on your bank at no extra charge. Just let us know what you need, and shipping is always FREE!
Most of our Dual Dial banks can have the combinations personalize. The left dial from "A" to "K", and the right dial from "L" to "V". Sorry, no "I,Q,W,X,Y Z". Just let us know your choice. There is no cost to customize the combination for a Dual Dial door, and shipping is always FREE!
A family owned small business, located in Western Pennsylvania, uses a significant amount of "upcycled" and "repurposed" material. A large amount of our hardwoods come from deconstructed buildings in Western PA. We try our best to be good stewards to the environment.
Paul and Laura Fruehan started Wood-N-You Like It Custom Woodworking over 25 years ago when they were asked if they could duplicate a child’s stool for a friend. Paul started woodworking at an early age in the family workshop that was originally equipped with tools that belonged to his grandfather, Peter Fruehan. Peter was a pattern maker by trade and worked many years for the Lackawanna Rail Road making wooden patterns of parts for steam locomotives. Several of Peters' original hand tools are still used today in our workshop. Laura is our resident artist. She has always had an interest in art and painting, and has taken numerous art classes. Paul constructs all our items, and Laura completes a substantial amount of the finishing.
Our business today focuses on two areas. First, we build commission pieces that range from case goods to home furnishings. In addition to our custom orders, we are always finding ways to use recycled and cut off pieces of wood. A large amount of wood destined for the fireplace or landfill is converted into useful and decorative items. To this extent, we produce a small line of gift items that are significantly upcycled.
Finally, we firmly believe that we should give back to nature for supplying the original trees that supply our basic feed stock. A portion or our earnings each year are used to support the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Rails to Trails Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and Audubon Society. Additionally, we regularly support the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank (412) 462-5956
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Please feel free to contact us with your custom woodworking needs.
"You Should See What We Saw…”
Originally installed in Chincoteague Island VA in 1942
Small size are available on our Web Store, Medium and Large, please call or e-mail for details and availability.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of history. Give us a call to discuss the few remaining doors. 412-462-5956
SORRY, DUE TO THE LIMITED NUMBER OF DOORS REMAINING, WE CAN NO LONGER OFFER CUSTOM BOXES.
Don't delay, we expect these historic doors to be sold out shortly !