Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 43
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sally Good for me
I am a 25 year old elementary school teacher whose husband is currently deployed. I'm mildly handy, in that I can use a drill and mow the lawn, but as soon as you start asking me to mix concrete and dig even holes we are going to have problems. I came home one afternoon to find our mailbox on its side and, being that I couldn't let it wait until hubs gets home, I set out to Home Depot to figure out my options. I was able to put this post up, with ease, on my own. It was not in the 10 minutes that everyone else described - but we can chalk that up to my "mild handiness". It is strong, sturdy, maybe a little tall, but will be sufficient as a mail box.
March 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jude Adequate! Reasonably priced and easy to install
Suggested using a 4lb sledge hammer to pound into ground. Good advice! only had a 2lb, took a lot more energy to get stake into rocky ground and post onto stake.
October 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Roadskiman Ugly rough cut unfinished cedar
The posts are made of ugly, rough cut, saw blade marked non sanded, non planed cedar posts.
No wonder the product wan not on display at the store.
I live too far away to hassle with a return so I tried to sand the posts smooth. Forgetaboutit! Sanding would take forever. My planer made the post real nice and smooth like I expected it to be out of the box. Now, it looks like a finished board of wood and it will not attract moisture and mold anymore.
They should plane the posts at the factory, especially for the price.
If you really want cedar and you have a planer and you are not afraid to use it, you can buy it. otherwise, STAY AWAY!
August 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tigerdog Works but wobbly
Easy to install but best for use with a lightweight mailbox, this post will do the trick if you are in a hurry. The metal spike is easy to drive into the ground if you use sledge hammer. The post can then be driven onto the spike's metal, above-ground extension. The hole in the post is slightly under-sized, allowing you to rotate and position the post first, then drive it home with the spike firmly embedded in the wood. Attaching the cross piece and mail box is easy using the supplied screws. A power screwdriver makes the job easier.
The only drawback is with the design itself. The steel spike flexes slightly at ground level, so the post and box are a little wobbly. If you live in an area with enthusiastic or aggressive letter carriers, or if your mailboxes are routinely victimized by bat-wielding youths, you should consider this a quick fix until you can create a more permanent, bat-shattering solution.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MEMA MAIL BOX KIT
HAD TO USE DIFFERENT SCREWS BECAUSE THESE KEPT BREAKING OFF IN THE WOOD. THE SCREWS NEED TO BE LONGER. FINALLY GOT IT PUT TOGETHER AND IT SEEMS STRUDY NOW.
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYER Installed Easy
I am an older woman and I installed this myself with no help. It's good and sturdy and better quality than I expected. Make sure to use a level and it might help to pre-drill the holes for the 8 screws securing the mailbox platform and the mailbox.
July 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cindy Better then expected
I read some reviews before buying this and expected it to be kind of flimsy. It's not really. It is difficult to get it level and straight. Because the metal post that you beat into the ground first doesn't give you much length to work with when leveling. We pounded it in with a rubber mallet and even though it seemed level it was hard because there was only about 6 or 8 inches sticking up out of the ground once it was in. When we put the cedar post over the metal spike it turned out to be leaning a little. Otherwise looks good. Really fast to install. About 10 minutes.
June 26, 2013