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Model # DPK00000

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Gibraltar Mailboxes

Cedar Drive-In Mailbox Post Kit

  • Requires no digging or concreting
  • Very easy installation
  • Constructed from beautiful aromatic cedar
$ 30 98
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Product Overview

  • Requires no digging or concreting
  • Very easy installation
  • Constructed from beautiful aromatic cedar
Crafted from beautiful, aromatic natural red cedar, the sturdy Easy-Install Cedar Drive-In Post is a terrific addition to any residence. Slight variations in the wood grain also give the post a one-of-a-kind appearance. This drive-in post comes with a steel anchor, which eliminates the need for digging or installing the post in concrete. Pre-notched for easy assembly, the post is intended for use with medium-sized and large mailboxes.
  • Made of red cedar
  • Pre-cut and notched for easy assembly
  • Matches well with models E1100B00, E1600B00 and FM110B00
  • Includes all assembly and mailbox mounting hardware for a convenient installation
  • Designed to support up to 120 lbs. evenly distributed
  • Match with any Gibraltar post-mount mailbox with the designation letter codes A, B, C, D or E
  • Concrete recommended when installing in loose soil

Product Overview

  • Requires no digging or concreting
  • Very easy installation
  • Constructed from beautiful aromatic cedar
Model #: DPK00000
Sku #: 265194
Internet #: 100190193

Crafted from beautiful, aromatic natural red cedar, the sturdy Easy-Install Cedar Drive-In Post is a terrific addition to any residence. Slight variations in the wood grain also give the post a one-of-a-kind appearance. This drive-in post comes with a steel anchor, which eliminates the need for digging or installing the post in concrete. Pre-notched for easy assembly, the post is intended for use with medium-sized and large mailboxes.

  • Made of red cedar
  • Pre-cut and notched for easy assembly
  • Matches well with models E1100B00, E1600B00 and FM110B00
  • Includes all assembly and mailbox mounting hardware for a convenient installation
  • Designed to support up to 120 lbs. evenly distributed
  • Match with any Gibraltar post-mount mailbox with the designation letter codes A, B, C, D or E
  • Concrete recommended when installing in loose soil

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
16 in
Product Height (in.)
43.3 in
Product Width (in.)
6 in

Details

Accessory Type
Posts
Color
Cedar
Features
Decorative,Paintable/Stainable
Included
Assembly Hardware
Post Installation Type
Drive-in Anchor
Post Material
Wood
Product Weight (lb.)
17.5 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Weight Capacity (lb.)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
90 Day Limited Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
16 in
Product Height (in.)
43.3 in
Product Width (in.)
6 in

Details

Accessory Type
Posts
Color
Cedar
Features
Decorative,Paintable/Stainable
Included
Assembly Hardware
Post Installation Type
Drive-in Anchor
Post Material
Wood
Product Weight (lb.)
17.5 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Weight Capacity (lb.)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
90 Day Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

Is the wood pressure treated?

Is the wood pressure treated?
Asked by: Dan
yes and its a solid post
Answered by: dj
Date published: 2018-09-18

Does the wooden post go into ground at all, or just sit on ground surface?

Does the wooden post go into ground at all, or just sit on ground surface?
Asked by: Johnny
Sits on the ground per instructions.
Answered by: Gypsy
Date published: 2019-05-01

How far down into the ground does the anchor need to be?

Asked by: Lisa
The anchor must be completely covered by the earth into which you install it. You should install in at least 1"-2" deeper. Make sure that your tamp the each tightly after you install the post/anchor combination. It's a good idea to water soak the newly tamped earth to encourage a very secure and plumb installation.
Answered by: Reed
Date published: 2019-01-11

Doesn't the cedar post weaken when being driven down onto the metal post? I would think there w...

Doesn't the cedar post weaken when being driven down onto the metal post? I would think there would be some spitting/weakening.
Asked by: Lon
Don't worry about the wood splitting from the hammering; it was already split out of the box. Hammer away!
Answered by: CurlyHoward
Date published: 2019-02-18
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Customer Reviews

Cedar Drive-In Mailbox Post Kit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 308.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend it with the caveat that you do NOT follow the installation instructions....unle... I would recommend it with the caveat that you do NOT follow the installation instructions....unless your ground is harder than a rock (or a cedar pole). I had to take the entire thing apart because the metal stake just got pushed farther into the ground rather than going into the cedar pole. I placed the cedar pole against the side of my house, whacked the stake into the cedar pole and THEN whacked the pole+stake combo into the ground...worked great. Now, if it doesn't get eaten by ants or weed-whacked to death in under 5 yrs, I'll be thrilled. Way cheaper than the alternatives, which still required a pressure-treated 4x4, and I like the look.
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really easy to install. I can see there being a problem with bad pieces of lumber. Lucky for me m... Really easy to install. I can see there being a problem with bad pieces of lumber. Lucky for me my post was in great shape, as was the arm. The mounting board broke apart because of a knot, and it would have made installation of my mailbox pretty tricky or impossible. The mounting board was already too small for my XL mailbox. However I bought a five dollar Gibraltar mounting bracket at the same time, just in case, and used that instead. It is wobbly, as others have said, but I don't feel like it's coming out of the ground. I am considering putting stakes in front and behind the post, to make it sturdier as the box is opened and closed. Perfect no-dig solution, though. All in one box.
Date published: 2019-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Took me 2 hours to install Very nice product. Took me two hours to install it but I was taking my time. My cedar post had a piece of wood that was chipped off when I took it out of the box but not enough of a chip for me to take it back to Home Depot to exchange it. The pre-drilled holes on the cross arm did not line up exactly with the pre-drilled holes on the post so the screws were going in crooked. This was not a big problem. I just used my drill to create new holes. Took a bit of muscle to pound the anchor into our soil and to pound the post on the anchor. Some reviewers complained about the wobbliness of the post. Mine wobbles a little but the mailman will have no problem putting mail into our mailbox nor will we have problems taking our mail out. Instructions for anchoring the post were easy to follow and mounting the mail box was easy as I purchased a Gibraltar mailbox. All in all I was very pleased and would recommend this kit to others. For the price I paid for the post kit and my mailbox I thought it was a great value.
Date published: 2012-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I love the cedar wood look and smell. The set back is the wood can have defects as to split. This... I love the cedar wood look and smell. The set back is the wood can have defects as to split. This purchase did but I hope it keeps longer and does not continue to split the two thirds down. What happened is when you hammer the metal pole up into the wood then pound the post into the ground from the top 4x4, that's when it happened. Another natural defect was that the wood curves. I am in Cottonwood Arizona and I like it, but if you want perfection, then you should buy metal post or man made straight products. So if you are unhappy with nature natural products, this is not for you.
Date published: 2019-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We bought three of these after reading all the reviews. We use them as bird house stands. We need... We bought three of these after reading all the reviews. We use them as bird house stands. We needed something that would last a little while and look good in the meantime. Cedar requires little to no maintenance, due to its inherent properties that make it resistant to rot, decay, and insects, so we got these. We put them in the corner of our property which has a significant amount of tree root and subterranean vine action going on. Luckily we didn't hit any thing and installation was a breeze. We only used the anchor and the 4x4 post. The two top pieces were discarded. After hammering in the anchor and hammering the post onto the anchor, we used outdoor construction glue (DAP Dynagrip- also purchased at Home Depot) on the top of the post and placed our birdhouses on them. My wife loves them. It was a good choice. They should last a long time.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Goes together easily, works well with the Gibraltar plastic mailbox - fits exactly. I painted min... Goes together easily, works well with the Gibraltar plastic mailbox - fits exactly. I painted mine to match the exterior color of my home. I will caution you though: be sure to drive that stake in all the way to the transition point between the two sizes of angle - I left mine too high up when I hit rock, then drove the mailbox onto it a bit too hard to compensate and wound up splitting the cedar post, but not fracturing it. I mended the split with a 5-7" pipe clamp and a couple of carriage bolts. You hardly notice it now, but that was a dumb mistake on my part. When paired with a Gibraltar mailbox, you don't need the top mounting board (the pine board shown in the product photo). Your Gibraltar mailbox fits snuggly right on the cedar horizontal post. Then I bolted a newspaper box underneath the horizontal beam. Our mail carrier likes the new post & box better because it sits about 6" taller than it used to - plus it is a better height for retrieving mail from an SUV or crossover vehicle now.
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was very easy to assemble by a female Senior! It looks beautiful in my backyard on a raised ... This was very easy to assemble by a female Senior! It looks beautiful in my backyard on a raised wall. WHAT!!?? A mailbox in the backyard you say?? YEP!! I am using it for a bird house stand, not a mailbox holder. It looks beautiful with my wooden bird house on it!! The kit for me was much better than buying the wood, measuring the wood, cutting the wood, buying the screws, etc.
Date published: 2019-06-14
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