Today was a cracker of a day, even though the mosquitoes are out in full force, it seemed an opportune time to get out and finish off the mailbox. This involved stenciling/painting on our civic number, cutting a piece of 3/4″ plywood to mount the mailbox to, and cutting a 4×4″ western red cedar post to length (targeting bottom of mailbox @ 42″ high). The plywood was then fastened to the 4×4″ post using four #8 x 1 1/2″ screws, and mounting the mailbox to the plywood using four 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ bolts. I used locknuts to hold the mailbox to the plywood – not sure if it was necessary but it surely can’t hurt!
Here’s a small gallery of the bits and pieces throughout the process: