Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 101
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Elaine Elegant MailBox, Very nice size.
So far it is Looking great - not the easiest thing to put together, the post comes in 4 parts... We did do as others suggested and after we set it up, we filled the base with sand for even more structural stability. Making a concrete base with Quick-crete, not the easiest task. But the mailbox can handle a lot of mail and is easy to unlock, and we were able to set it up to the measurements the post office demands for curbside mail, with no problems.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyinAtlanta Love The Look!
This is a super mailbox. It looks great curbside, and is sufficiently large and safe! My husband put it together in no time at all and says that it was very easy to assemble. There is nothing that I do not like about it. Highly recommend.
August 6, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Saxsomaster HORRIBLE PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!
I purchased this mailbox in July of this year, and it has already cracked and completely fell apart. It is made out of very poor grade cast aluminum and is not sturdy at all. Luckily I am a Metal Fabricator, so I had to "modify" the mailbox to make it stronger. Not to mention, it leaks when it rains. I had to caulk the inside of the box so it did help the leaks to an extent. I would of been better off fabricating my own mailbox instead of shelling out over $150.00 on this piece of junk.
December 9, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by frankd1 large cast aluminum pedestal mailbox
Mailbox is wobbling and it looks like it's falling apart I wish I could include a photo as it looks so comical, the metal used to make this product seems inferior, the rod holding it together bent , the pieces do not seem to meld or snap together very well, all in all this product is not worth anything. In all fairness I've just noticed the company issued a statement that states it's been totally redesigned, that was in mid September of 2009.I will get in touch with them and see what they can do about fixing my mailbox
January 9, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dee77 looks nice but leaks
We bought this mailbox because we liked the looks of it and the fact that it locks.
The only problem we have with it is that it leaks whenever it rains. Wondering how it will handle snow when that comes. Disappointed.
December 14, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Electro Great Mailbox if you upgrade some parts.
A couple of suggestions.
Put a couple of washers on the screws behind the rubber washers on the little top piece so the screws don't pull through the washers and cause a leak. I don't know what size they are, I just had some lying around the house. This is way easier than caulking the top.
Don't use the 4 cheap anchors that come with the mailbox for the base of the pedestal. The washers and nuts are practically too small for the holes in bottom and the bolts aren't going to give you a sturdy mount. Instead, use 4 (3/8 x 5 inch) Galvanized Carriage Bolts for the anchors. Get the 3/8 washers, lock washers, and nuts to go with them.
I built a box for the concrete base out of a 2x6 so that the inside of the box was 1 inch larger than the bottom of the pedestal itself. (I measured the base of the pedestal and added an inch to each side first). I then cut a piece of 3/8 inch plywood to cover the top. I screwed the box together with 3" deck screws and fastned the plywood down with sheetrock screws every few inches or so all around the box. Then, with the plywood side up, measure in from the side 2.5 inches on each side of one corner of the box. Draw on each side to show where those 2 measurments will intersect (this lets you know where the corner of the pedestal base will be). Set your mailbox on top of your box (align it to your lines) and use a pencil to mark where the holes go. Remove the mailbox, and drill 4 holes at those marks with a 3/8 drill bit. Now turn your box on it's side and insert the bolts from the inside out until each bolt protrudes past the plywood an inch Put a washer and the nut on each bolt. Flip the box over and place 3 pieces of 2x4 under the box to keep the weight off of the bolts. (One across each end and one in the middle.) Mix an 80lb bag of concrete and carefully pour in the box, using a paint stirrer or other small object to work the concrete in around the bolts. Be careful not to push the bolts through the bottom (If you do, just reach under the box and push them back up with your finger.. that's why we put the nuts on the end of the bolts.) Also, make sure the bolts stay straight in this process so they line up with your base when the concrete has set.
After a day or so, unscrew your box. Dig a hole to place your new base into, making sure the base is level with a small level, and place and bolt down your mailbox.
February 7, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Not for outdoor use!
It looks great at first, but after a few months the paint began to peel and fall off in chunks! I called the company and since 90 days had passed, the warranty expired! They would not do anything to help & suggested I buy a new one! So unless you want to replace it every few months, I strongly suggest you buy from a different manufacturer!
September 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mauricel575 Installation
Assembly was not possible with the instructions. It is very important to get a stable and secure fit. The center rod was too long and not threaded enough. This was very apparent early. So I took my unit to a nearby Home Depot store and explained the problem. They put the unit together in a very solid manner, i.e., no shakes and no wobbles. Another important warning regards the size of the cement pedestal you need to create. The instruction indicate a pedestal size just larger than the base. You must consider lateral motion of the unit when you apply moderate torque force at the top. A reasonable estimate of the size of the pedestal is 18 inches from the center of the base of the mailbox. The best advice for this mailbox is to try (home depot should offer this) and get Home depot online to ship you mailbox to a local store and offer professional installation. My mailbox should last a long time with the now correct installation.
August 1, 2010