Making of the Monto Motor Inn Mailbox
THOUGH he doesn’t consider himself a handyman, Roy Marbach pulled out all the stops to build a letterbox for the Monto Colonial Inn.
The letterbox was built by Mr Marbach to help out his friend Warren shortly after he and his partner took over the inn.
“He asked me if I could make him a letterbox, because the postman complained putting it on the ground wasn’t suitable,” Mr Marbach said.
The two met when Roy invited Warren to stay with him when he moved to Monto.
The log propping up the mailbox is made from an iron bark tree out on Roy Marbach’s farm.
Mr Marbach trimmed the tree up with a sander, and branded “Colonial” into it.
This was done with a heated piece of three-eight rod with a half circle, and a piece with a right-angle bend to burn into the wood.
Mr Drahm hadn’t expected such a professional effort. PHOTO: JACK LAWRIE
“I told him, just grab anything that’s fallen over, obviously don’t cut a good tree down,” Mr Drahm said.
HANDYWORK: Roy Marbach made this mailbox out of ironbark for Warren Drahm when he and his partner took over the Colonial Motor Inn.