This attractive A box at or near a dwelling for the occupant’s mail. stand is made out of 100×100 (4×4) Any of the framing wood. for the see PILE and arm, and 100×50 (2×4) for the name plaque.
Mailbox stand plans
Take note that in some places there are strict postal regulations as to the structure of mailboxes and Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. including height off ground. Check to see what requirements are required in your area.
Wood: Altogether you will need approximately 3300mm (11ft) of 100mm x100mm (4″x4″) lumber for the post and arm, 300mm (12″) of 100mm x50m (2″x4″) for the name plaque and a piece of 18mm (3/4″) plywood about 450mm x 450mm (18″x 18″) for the decorative bracket. There is a separate section on how to make the decorative bracket
You will also need 4 Are round headed bolts with square shoulders that resist rotation when located or driven into place. They can be called coach bolts or carriage bolts depending on which part of the world you live in. The head end of the bolt does not need a washer, but the other end of the bolt (the nut end) usually does. with nuts and washers 8mm (5/16″) x 110mm (4 1/2″) long for the stand and for the name plaque you will need four 8mm (5/16″) screw eye bolts, four 18mm (3/4″) key rings and chain to suit.
Of course….. You will also need a mailbox and there is a separate section how to build a mailbox
Step 1. Instructions – Making the groves
Cut the post and arm to length and cut a 45° angle around the top of the post [a] and around both ends of the arm [b] as shown in the plan above.
Make a groove 25mm (1″) deep and 18mm (3/4″) wide in both the post [a] and the arm [b] to house the decorative bracket.
Make the groove 600mm (24″) long on the post and 500mm (16″) long on the arm.
The grove can be made with a router or by making multiple saw cuts with a circular saw and then by cleaning the grooves out with a chisel.(see picture)
Step 2. Instructions – Making the notches and assembling the stand
Make a A U-shaped cutout in a member to house another member. A notch has two sides and can be anywhere along the member except the ends (unlike a rebate that is an L-shaped cut-out with one side and is always at an end or side of a member). in both the post and the arm to ensure a Being even with. fit at the The gap or space created when two building materials come together, such as where two pieces of molding join or where the bathtub and bathroom wall meet..
Make the depth of the notches half the thickness of the post.
The notches can be cut by making multiple saw cuts with a circular saw and then by cleaning the notches out with a chisel.(see picture)
Bolt the arm to the post ensuring the arm is at right angles to the post, insert the decorative bracket into the grooves and secure with bolts.
Use 8mm (5/16″) x 110mm (4 1/2″) long carriage bolts.
Refer to the plan above for A metal rod that has a head on one end and threads on the other and is used to fasten together lumber. The most common bolts used or referred to in projects within this website are coach/carriage bolts and hex bolts. placement.
Step 3. Instructions – The name plaque and the mailbox
Make the name plaque from a piece of 100mm x50mm (4″ x2″) approximately 300mm (12″) long.
Make a series of decorative scallop type notches around the plaque. This can be done with a chisel or a disc sander.
Hang the plaque from the arm using 8mm (5/16″) screw eye bolts and chain. The chain can be attached to the eye bolts with key rings.
Bolt a mailbox to the side of the post either above or below the arm, it is just personal preference.
For instructions on how to build a mailbox.
Next just a matter of concreting the post in the ground and finally a bit of paint for added protection.