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Cedar Drive-in, Top Mount, Mailbox Post, Natural Finish

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

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.
  • California residents
  • Crafted from aromatic cedar wood which weathers naturally for a charming, rustic look
  • Pre-notched wood pieces for easy assembly
  • Supports up to 120 lbs. evenly distributed
  • Drive-in post includes a steel anchor to install directly in-ground without digging
  • Compatible with most mailboxes - perfectly fits all Gibraltar Mailboxes
  • Assembly required prior to in-ground installation
  • Mounting and installation hardware included for easy setup
  • Featured Mailbox sold separately
  • Concrete recommended when installing in loose soil
  • Slight variations in the natural wood grain are unique to each post

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Product Height (in.)43.3 in51 in5753
Product Width (in.)6 in6 in67.75
Weight Capacity (lb.)1201004025
FeaturesDecorative,Paintable/StainableCorrosion Resistant,DecorativeCorrosion ResistantOutgoing Mail Indicator
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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
180-Day
Weight Capacity (lb.)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
90 Day Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

31Questions49Answers

Can you reinstall in the ground if it becomes angled?

Asked by Jmom October 4, 2020
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I don't see why not. Simply dig out the post and start from jump street.

I am installing double door Gibralter mailbox model OM160B01. Is it possible to center the cross...

Asked by lsedragon September 7, 2020
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If I understand your question correctly, the answer is no. The crossbar has a notch in it that places it in the position you see in the photo.

Do you need to stain and seal the cedar pole?

Asked by AaRon June 21, 2020
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You don't "need" to, as it's cedar and can handle the elements in its bare form. But it does not already have stain or seal (or even sanded) if that's what you meant.

What size needed for mounting board ( I'll need to cut a piece to fit)? Mine didn't come with a m...

Asked by LMNCFL June 6, 2020
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No it does not. Use a 1 x 6 board.

This post set it a piece of s_ _ _!

Asked by La June 3, 2020
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is this a question?

Can this be installed into a broken-off 4x4 post?

Asked by Joe December 2, 2019
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There is a metal stake that is driven into the ground. The new post is driven onto the stake. I assume you could drive the metal stake into the old post, but I'd recommend placing it next to the old post and letting the grass grow over the old post.

I am having trouble securing the cross arm to the post using the 2 screws provided. After attach...

Asked by jatmie January 7, 2019
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there are 2 longer screws and the rest are short. use the longer ones to attach the arm to the post and the shorter ones to connect the mount and the box.

It looks like the cedar post is notched on top with flanges up each side to fit the cross-piece i...

Asked by Johnny October 8, 2018
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a metal post is driven into the ground first, and the wooden unit slides over the metal post. i have had this mailbox up for over a year, and it is still standing straight. i did need to stain it recently though. no big deal, i loved it when i bought it and still love it.

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

Asked by Johnny October 8, 2018
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Sits on the ground per instructions.

We bought A Gibraltar Mailbox that requires a type B post. I did not see post types listed. What ...

Asked by DCAT May 7, 2018
5
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Nearly all posts are 4x4 and would fit Type B mailboxes.

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Make sure to sand first
The product was easy to assemble. I was surprised how rough the lumber was. I was expecting alot better quality for the money. After sanding and several coats of polyurethane, it turned out amazing. Great product but be prepared to work to make it look nice.
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Looks great, works well although we have sandy soil, so...
Looks great, works well although we have sandy soil, so needed to reinforce it a bit. Still, looks good, is secure, we’re happy.
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Terrible quality
My current mailbox post is falling apart and shaking during high wind, so decided to replace it with something similar. After googling and researching found this post and decided to order. When it arrived in half-damaged box, I wasn't happy already. But this is Home Depot fault for bad packaging. Now to the post -- I don't know why, but when I took it out of the box, there was a lot of dust (see picture). Two out of four sides of the post weren't sanded properly and look just ugly. WHY? Was it hard? I can sand it myself, I can even paint it to hide ugliness of red/white wood. But what's the point of paying triple price of standard 4x4 post if I need to do it myself? I would say avoid.
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Response from Gibraltar MailboxesMay 5, 2020
Hi Alex - We're so sorry to hear about the issues you encountered with the Cedar Drive-In Mailbox Post Kit. Our customer service team will be reaching out to learn more about the concerns you expressed in the review. If you'd like to reach us sooner, feel free to contact our customer support team by email at solarcs@gibraltar1.com or by phone at 1-800-647-7063. GibraltarMailboxes
Descent product.
For the price, this is a great option! Many people complain about the rough cut wood and knots. I just took a belt sander and removed all the grooves. Now it looks amazing! The metal “no-dig” mounting stake isn’t the greatest and doesnt secure the post. After installation the post remains wobbly. I purchased a ground screw post anchor separately to secure the post.
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I like the design. It was easy to install and looks good. The only issue is that the included s...
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I like the design. It was easy to install and looks good. The only issue is that the included screws are junk...in every case, the entire head of the screw just twisted off while installing the screw. I had some extra wood screws at the house and just used those in place of the defective ones included in the kit.
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The absolute WORST quality wood, and the stake could definitely be longer.
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Ensuring that it is level perpendicularly on all sides takes some finesse. A rain saturated groun...
Ensuring that it is level perpendicularly on all sides takes some finesse. A rain saturated ground plays a factor. Nonetheless, assembly is straight forward and easy. A small sledge hammer is required. Excellent product with hardware included.
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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.
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Easy to assemble, works great, looks great.
Easy to assemble, works great, looks great.
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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.
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