My mailbox is a little house which I painted long ago to match the colors of my real house. It has a wood shingled roof which has failed when the wood started falling off slowly. I decided to wine cork the roof with the many wine corks which I have for crafting projects.
Directions and Challenges with a Wine Cork Roof
The mailbox originally had a wood shingle shake roof before I decided to wine cork the mailbox roof. I have not tried to do a cork project which resides outside like a mailbox or with varied angles in the past. The roof angles were to give me a very real challenge.
I attempted to use E6000 glue to adhere the corks to the angled roof. The corks immediately started falling to the ground before they were able to adhere to the roof. I tried to nail a board below the cork line to hold the corks in place. The board didn’t work since the corks were glued both horizontally and vertically.
My husband suggested a stapler at first but the staples were not long enough to go through the cork and into the wood roof. Finally, he thought a brad nailer was worth a try and I agreed so I gave it a shot.
The brad nailer is the exact perfect tool for the job. My husband bought it as part of a set of tools with a bag. I couldn’t recommend it more because it does not jam! It is battery operated and generates air within itself to inject 5/8″ to 2″ brads with outstanding results.
I like the blue, yellow, and green corks which are actually rubber corks. In addition, I still need to repaint the entire mailbox but this will be a project for later on down the road.
Do you like the idea of using cork on a mailbox? I love putting wine corks on almost anything. Please leave us a comment below. Thank you