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HOW to INSTALL A POST MOUNT MAILBOX

Each of our mailbox styles are unique and there are many variations of posts available. These instructions are recommended for our mailboxes with a metal box inside – most notably the cedar mailboxes. They are intended for a wooden post with an ‘arm’ as in our listing photos for the cedar mailbox.  If you have a different post style, refer to the manufacturer's instructions available for that post.

 

Before installing, read entire post mount mailbox installation instructions. Be sure to follow all local building and safety codes.


These instructions assume that a mailbox post is already installed.


Roadside mailboxes should be positioned so that the mail carrier can safely reach inside without leaving their vehicle. Refer to the USPS guidelines for exact information on mailbox height.  Typically, this means positioning the mailbox 41" to 45" off of the ground and 6" to 8" from the curb.

 

 

TOOLS AND MATERIALS:

·         Screwdriver

·         Hammer

·         Chalk

·         Drill

·         Nails

·         Pliers

·         1 inch thick board or Metal Bracket

 

Step 1

Turn your mailbox over, and measure the length and width of the inside void

STEP 2

Cut your 1" thick wood plank to the size of the void. This wooden plank will be used as a mounting board to fasten your mailbox to your post, so ensure that it fits into the underside void before moving on.

STEP 3

Center the mounting board on the post and fasten it to the post using wood screws. Leave a small ¼" gap behind the board to allow space for the back of the mailbox

STEP 4

Fit the mailbox onto the mounting board and ensure that it is centered. Open the door of the mailbox to check for any interference. In some instances, it may be necessary to trim the front of the mounting board to allow the door to fully open.

 

STEP 5

Once the mailbox is properly aligned on the mounting board, fasten the mailbox to the board by drilling wood screws through the mounting holes located on the sides of the mailbox.

 

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