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Project by measureagain posted 01-18-2016 12:43 AM 1373 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 01-18-2016 02:47 AM

Fancy, in my neighborhood they would test your construction with a bat at say 35mph. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 01-18-2016 03:49 PM

My mailbox was beheaded on New Year’s Eve but luckily the situation was easily remedied. Regarding your build: very nice! It definitely deserves attention and I’m sure the neighbors sharing the post with you are happy to have someone with such skill on their street. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get “redeposited” any time soon.

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#3 posted 01-18-2016 05:42 PM

Nice job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 01-19-2016 06:13 PM

Very beautifully and elegantly. I liked it very much.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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