Installing a mailbox post without concrete can add either a sophisticated or rustic touch to the front of a home, depending on its surface. Those with basic carpentry skills can make a simple wooden mailbox in a short period of time. Add decorative elements such as painted designs or decoupage images or give it a basic finish for a classic look.
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Measure and cut your wood. You need front and back pieces that measure 12 1/8 by 6 ½ inches. For the bottom you need a 12- by 4½-inch piece; and, for the top, the wood should measure 14 by 16 inches. Each side should measure 5 by 6 1/2 inches. Installing a mailbox post Use the carpenter’s glue to attach the two sides to the bottom, with the edges on the bottom going inside. Let the glue in before hammering two nails on each side for extra grip. Attach the front and rear parts to the bottom and sides with the joiner’s glue so that the edges of the letterbox bottom are on the inside. Nails in place.
Attach two hinges to the back of the mailbox with short screws. Put in the mailbox in place and attach the upper half of the hinges so that the lid can open and close. Use a fine abrasive paper to eliminate uneven edges and to make the surface of the wood as smooth as possible. Clear all the sawdust when you are done. Color or varnish wood mailbox with the colors you choose. Apply a weather acrylic outdoor finish with a brush for protection before installing the mailbox.