Cedar Mail Box Post

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Project by hoss12992 posted 03-27-2013 04:11 AM 2437 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been really surprised by the responce to these cedar mail box post. Evidently alot of folks like these. We have made ALOT of these.I take a cedar log off the farm, mill it out on my 18” bandsaw, run it throught the planner, and route the family name, and street address on both sides of the post. I also make end caps for the top and front out of copper flashing. A coat of tung oil, and several coats of polly. Because I use regular cedar logs, I always make them tall, so if they are installed on the lower side of a road, the mail box heigth will still be correct. Other wise, we cut some off before they are installed. The mail carriers REALLY like them cause of the router work, which is then painted black, so its super easy for them to know who’s mail is suppose to go into the box, and def cuts down on getting your neighbors mail in your box. LOL I always suggest that each spring the owners put a liberal coat of polly on it.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-27-2013 07:45 AM

Easy to see why they like them. Looks great.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-27-2013 11:34 AM

Thanks for the post! (pun intended) That’s some nice work ; and so very useful. Do you have lettering templates or stensiles for your router letters?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 11:42 AM

Great job and looks real neat.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 05:29 PM

Monte and Tom- Thanks for the kind words

Russell- Thanks and I use a templates. These were some of the first ones I did and used the horizontal templates. After they came out with a set of vertical templates, I quickly came into a set of those too. It def makes it a wee bit easier

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 04:25 AM

I like that too, I see one of those in the very near future. Nice build

-- "The Cedar King"

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#6 posted 10-03-2013 02:58 PM

Thanks Todd

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 08-09-2016 04:42 PM

Great project!. I’m want to build a mailbox similar to this one.

How do you set the post on the ground? How wide/deep of a hole? Do you use concrete or gravel?

-- Luis

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