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We have been creating Antique Post Office Door Banks for many years, and strive to maintain a variety of door styles and wood varieties in stock. While we only feature a sampling in our web store, we always have additional stock available. Please send us a note, or give us a call to discus your specific needs.
We have a limited number of Grecian Doors that are "Date Stamped" with the year of Manufacture. Available years are" 1955,1956,1958.1959.1960.1961,1962,1964,1965,1966
We currently have: Rustic Ash, Rustic Ash with a dark stain, and Re-Purposed wormy Oak Barn Wood.
Choose the Birth Year from the list in point 1 above
Provide the day and month of birth for the glass window of the bank
As these are custom made, you need to give us a call to complete your selection. (412) 462--5956. We will build a prototype for your approval.
Once you approve the custom prototype, we will bill and ship your banks. Start to finish is about 2-3 days plus FREE SHIPPING
During these challenging times, you may still need that perfect gift. Give us a call or send an e-mail to schedule your personal virtual show via Face-time. Free shipping and Show Pricing for all virtual shows.
The perfect custom gift for newborns or Birthdays. 100% Child safe paints and finish. Ready in 3-4 weeks and we can arrange shipping! Give Laura a call for details. 412-462-5956
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 lot 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
We are often asked at shows, "where do your get your Antique Post Office 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.
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 of 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
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 !