|Project by measureagain||posted 01-18-2016 12:43 AM||901 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
In our neighborhood, everyone is responsible for their own mailbox and post. The local postmaster can tell you where it has to be placed, but as long as the mailbox is “Postmaster approved”, you are on your own. After 20 years, nothing matches, nothing is plumb, and most everything is rotten.
The impetus to correct this situation was an evening when the kids walking through the neighborhood picked up my mailbox, post and all, and deposited it in some bushes a block away, to be found days later.
I started with a 6×6x8’ treated post, and clad it with pieces of 1×8 and 1×6. After consulting with the neighbors sharing the designated location for mailboxes, the design ended up with 3 mailboxes on the arms, replacing 3 individual posts.
The proportions are somewhat off because I allowed for a second tier of newspaper tubes, but within a year, no one still subscribed to newspapers, so they were removed. The remaining tubes are for flyers and other things that can’t legally be put into U.S. Postal mailboxes.