Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Akathy Perfect combo
Ordered Oasis Jr Elite locking mailbox with this. Sturdy, stylish and looks like it will last a long time. Easy to install
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dxnos Strong, sturdy post
Just what I expected, a well-built, heavy-duty post. Not cheap, but worth the money. Set with 90 pounds of cement around and inside the hollow middle, I hope I never back into the thing.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MAINTENANCE GREAT QUALITY
EASY TO SET AND ATTACH TO MAILBOX. VERY DURABLE MATERIAL
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VAVet Well, it's a post...
I purchased this post to go with the mailbox by the same manufacturer. The colors matched exactly, the metal is heavy enough gauge that it is pretty solid and with the paint I do not see a need for maintenance for some time to come. I intend to eventually put a planter or shrubs around it to spiff it up a bit. I haven't measured but am pretty sure a majority of two piece planters will fit around the base when the time comes and that is the route I go. The biggest gripe I would have is that I wish it were a bit taller to allow more of a base to sit in the concrete I put it in. For my local regulations (be sure to check the street proximity and height requirements or your town / neighborhood) a majority of the post needed to be above ground allowing only about 6 inches of post in concrete. Maybe that is enough and maybe I'm just a guy who prefers to overbuild everything? Regardless, now that the 'crete has dried it is solid to the touch and does not wobble at all. Much more sturdy than most wood or plastic posts on the street I'd guess.
September 27, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RetiredGuy Great Quality - Poor Design
Wanted 1st-rate mailbox. Done. Needed 1st-rate matching post. No way.
Home Depot is for do-it-yourselfers. Does that include those not caring to buy yet more tools we'll only use once (concrete, mixing container, posthole auger)?
The post is FAR too short to be set into ground. It's 4" sq., to replace old post (3.5" sq.). After heavy rain, ground was soft enough to wriggle the old post back and forth, making 4" square hole & pulling out old post. Old post is hollow like this one. After pulling the old post, found it had a "post anchor" over 2' long mounted INSIDE the old post. The anchor-&-post combo worked well, needing a post-sized hole only a few inches underground; anchor could be pounded into ground with a hammer.
No anchor available for the new Archtectural post. ONLY way to install new post is concrete.
- Before interstate move, shed dozens of almost-never-used tools rather than pay movers to lug them 450 miles.
- Always avoid concrete for setting posts. This superstrong post in concrete might withstand being hit by a car. However, it's so short that isn't certain. Also, you could be sued for setting a post in concrete in a public right-of-way ... even if the driver's fault, this post could land you in court.
If this product is for true do-it-yourselfers WITHOUT special tools rusting idly around the homestead, it should need only a hammer to install. (I kept a hand-held sledge.). That would mean no heavy tools or concrete AND being more forgiving if hit by a car.
Great idea. Outstanding quality. Poor combination of length and lack of post anchor. Otherwise, would have gotten 5 stars easily.
October 8, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tuftoplease Sturdy Post - The mailbox itself was another story..............
This post is nice, heavy duty and sturdy when cemented in place.
The locking mailbox that attaches to it is another story. The mail gets clogged in the chute when the postman tries to slide magazines or grocery ads into the box. The mail clogs and never hits the bottom of the box, it stays lodged in the chute.......if I could return it I would, but it is cemented in the ground already. Very poor design on the mailbox, I can only imagine what would happen with magazines or newspapers....ugh!
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Olyguy Solid post
Very solid post and fit their mailboxes perfectly.
September 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jdanaheim A MUST HAVE for your mailbox
This post is required if you want your mailbox to be free standing and not enclosed in concrete or stone. I needed a mailbox with a lock (Architectural Mailboxes Oasis Post Mount Mailbox) and found one for $98 at Home Depot. The box did not specify clearly you need to purchase a post. The box showed one picture with the mailbox on a post and another with it encased in stone. I did not see the posts at the store so I ordered it online. Fortunately, it did ship quickly. The post is very heavy and durable. Once it got cemented in from the bottom, the post was solid and the mailbox was very sturdy, barely moves. Overall great product, both mailbox and post.
June 11, 2011