Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 56
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Goldie1 Looks good for the price
Decent post for the price. But, use caution if purchasing, I could see the same post in another box that had a big, long, crack running down the entire length. The one I purchased looked good with no such flaw. My son put in this post, he did have to pre-drill some holes and it is a tiny bit wobbly but sturdy enough. I didn't pay a lot for the post or mailbox, so I know it won't hold up for a long time. In the end it looks nice and does the job for now.
September 26, 2016
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 3.0 out of 5.0 by jackrabbit OK, The Pole is too short to use without additional modifications
The pole needs to be longer or have a better method for installation for my use. The short pole and the short metal stake would soon fall over if used it in the soil in my area. I will have to make modifications in order to make this work at all. It is a nice looking ruff cut cedar pole enough said..
October 4, 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