Asked on Oct 10, 2019

How do I build a large mailbox?

PatKathy Gunter LawLifestyles Homes


5 answers
  • 48017673
    on Oct 10, 2019

    Here’s plans to build a mailbox. I’d just scale it larger!

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Oct 10, 2019

    I would look at the US PO’s requirements for height and road set back first.

    Then I would use 4x4’s with a diagonal kicker brace to hold the cantilever.

    For the box itself I would look at what a used one & re-decorating it.

    The post will need to be set in concrete.

    I mixed my concrete in a 5 gallon bucket, set my post in the bucket, trimmed off the extra plastic of the bucket top with a saws-all and then dropped the whole bucket in my hole I dug. That way I could control the concrete curing & post position.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 10, 2019

    Do you have a preferred construction material? We have built many from brick. It's basically a rectangular box, filled up to the point of the box. Then you can either leave an opening for the mail or insert a mailbox. The continue the build up over the top.

  • Pat
    on Oct 11, 2019

    In some places brick stands for mailboxes is not allowed. Check to see size allowed for bricked box.

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