this very helpful
Index, I was able to locate a great plan for a mailbox post in the August
2000 issue of Workbench Magazine. As you can see from the picture at
a new post was definitely needed and way overdue.
My first concern was one of size. It definitely
was going to be bigger than it appeared in the magazine, so just to be
sure, I stopped mid-construction, clamped on the arms and took it outside to see how it would
size up. It's definitely bigger than our old one, and a tad more 'stately' as
Well, here's the finished product, seated and ready to
accept its first mail delivery. Since we were upgrading the mailbox
post, it made sense to upgrade the mailbox as well to a T2 size, which
is a size larger than a regular mailbox, particularly helpful if you get
a lot of mail like we do.
You'll notice as part of the design a place
for a newspaper. My newspaper delivery boy never has gotten the message
and the papers still end up in the puddle on my driveway. However this
year a tree swallow has built its nest in there, so I guess the
newspaper slot is getting some use after all.