Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 54
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by brett junk
the wood quality is junk. very very rough cut. wood had weak spots that will turn into holes and then destroy the post. returned it.
August 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tartallini Cedar post quality was not as expected
Not wanting to dig a post hole and fill it with Quikcrete to set it, I found this product and thought I'd give it a try. I was immediately disappointed in the quality of the cedar post and considered returning it due to the wood splitting in places. Not only was I worried about the integrity of the wood; holding up to daily use and changing weather conditions, but it really wasn't as pretty as I'd hoped it would be with ugly, dark splits. Needing to get on with this project after someone took out our old mailbox post unexpectedly, I moved ahead in installing this product with a Gibralter Large size mailbox.
Other than the post, the kit is a good one IF you have ground to anchor it in that is not full of rock like I do. It's ideal for a lawn next to the curb. The anchor goes down 15" and in ideal conditions (damp lawn with no rocks) it should go smoothly. I was not so lucky. I ended up having to dig a hole and fill it with Quikcrete after all due to dry conditions and extremely rocky soil.
After you've set the anchor you place the cedar post over it (solid end on top with pre-drilled hole over post anchor in ground) and pound it until the cedar post is flush with the ground. Then you place the smaller cedar cross bar into the pre-cut groove on the wood and use the included wood screws to secure the two pieces.
There is another piece of wood that I didn't use. It elevates the mailbox off the crossbar, but has no pre-drilled holes. I really didn't see the point. I purchased a Gibralter universal mounting bracket instead and used a Large sized mailbox. All of that went together well, and I added two reflectors to either side of the cedar post (not included) and numbers on the mailbox to finish the job.
If the post had been of better quality I would have given this product a higher rating. It's an easy product if your conditions are right, and if you sink the anchor properly the post is secure and will not wobble around. It also measures 42" from the ground to the bottom of the mailbox, which is within the US Postal Service recommended measurements for curbside mailboxes.
July 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by IJB2117 Overall good purchase.
The post was easy to install with no real hiccups.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SP Great product for the cost
This was as I expected, feel like it's priced accordingly. Love the smell of cedar!
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dan Total trash
I should have returned this as soon as I opened the box and saw how poorly finished it was. Made the mistake of trying to install itit the cheap wood splintered, nothing came close to fitting correctly and the metal stake could not support the post even before the mailbox was on it! Spend a little more and avoid this cheap mess. Way below what I expect from a product sold at Home Depot.
July 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by YourNeighbor Adequate
Pros: $30, didn't have to dig a hole. Cons: super wobbly. Also worth spending money on a sledge if you dont have one, because it's work to install with a finishing hammer.
July 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Trailhugger A bit misleading!
This product has to be the worst product I have ever purchased from Home Depot, The screws provided were aluminum instead of stainless steel, the heads promptly snapped off when tightening them down and they were way to short for their intended application. The support board was made from CHEAP pressure treated wood that split when trying to install it and the cross member although made from cedar was of low quality....obviously poor QC. Instead of returning it I made the necessary modifications and installed it, It was also very hard to keep it at a vertical level when pounding it into the ground.....the spike needs to be redesigned. For the price I would have expected a far better product....DO NOT BUY this "mailbox post"!!
May 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SJL2010 Great Purchase
I live in town and really don't need a mailbox post out front but my cat tore up my mail when it came through the mail slot in my front door, so I purchased this as a solution. Very easy to install. I used a sledge hammer to pound in the metal post, just be sure it is level in both directions. I dug out around the stake a couple inches so that when I pounded in the cedar post, it would be a couple inches below ground level to help secure it. It isn't wobbly at all.....of course not as solid as cement would be, but sufficient for my purposes. Just be sure the post is level both front to back and side to side. I almost forgot to measure both ways, but I wasn't too far off and it looks great. The post comes with a pine mounting board about 3/4 inch thick. I did predrill all the holes first. You definitely want to on the mounting board because it is so thin. I bought a small Gibraltar mailbox, black steel to mount, and it fit the mounting board perfectly. I wasn't sure it came with the mounting board, so I was very pleased to see it in the box with the post. It mounts to the cedar crossbar with four stainless steel screws that were included. The crossbar attaches to the post with two longer 2 1/2 inch stainless steel screws. Also four screws were included to use to mount the mailbox to the mounting board. All in all, a great setup for the price. Got the post kit and mailbox for $50 and some change.
April 15, 2015