One-Day Project: Install a Mail Slot

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Adding a mail slot to your front door will not only offer convenience—no more dashing to the mailbox in bad weather—but will also boost the homey appeal of your entryway. When you're installing the slot, remember to put it within easy reach for mail carriers; on paneled doors, install it in the lock (middle) rail, never a panel. Here's how to do it.

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