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What kind of wood should I use for a mailbox post?

What kind of wood should I use for a mailbox post?

The two most common types of mailbox posts are made of cedar (pictured below on the right) and pressure-treated wood (pictured below on the left). Cedar posts are typically more expensive and decorative than treated posts, and will not warp or shrink , as is common in treated wood.

How deep should a mailbox post be dug?

Dig deep enough that the height of your mailbox above the ground is around 42 inches. Do not dig deeper than 24 inches.

What is the standard height for a mailbox post?

41 to 45 inches
In areas where USPS carriers use vehicles to deliver the mail, there are rules for mailbox height and distance from the curb. There must be 41 to 45 inches of height from the street up to the bottom of your mailbox door.

Are cedar mailbox post good?

Cedar wood mailboxes and posts are 100% natural, environmentally friendly, and full of character and charm. Unlike pressure treated posts, cedar wood is free of chemicals and will not warp or shrink with time. Also, a cedar mailbox and post is naturally insect and decay resistant.

What is the strongest mailbox post?

Wooden mailbox posts have stunning wood grain patterns and the ability to shape into any form desired. At the top of the list are wood species that have the highest rot resistance over time such as Teak, Ipe (pronounced ee-pay), or Black Locus (also called stone wood).

Does a mailbox post need concrete?

Concrete will provide a strong and stable foundation; however, it isn’t required. If you decide to use concrete, make sure to mix the concrete according to the package directions. Next, set the mailbox post. Use a level to ensure the mailbox post remains perfectly straight as you fill around it.

Can I use quikrete for a mailbox post?

It’s so easy to use Quikrete to set up your Mailbox Post, you can easily have it done in under an hour.

Should I cement my mailbox post?