Supplies and Tools:
4x4x7 Douglas Fir wood post (1)
4x4x2 Douglas Fir wood post (2)
2x4x6 Douglas Fir wood rails
1x2x6 Douglas Fir wood strip
Kilz white primer
Level, 4x4 post, 2 foot and 4 foot
Paint tray with Plastic Liners
Paint roller 4-inch
Saw horses (2)
Shovel flat and shovel head
Tape measure large print
Tarp and paper
Zinsser Exterior White primer
Mrs. Escarole wanted her mailbox repaired, it has fallen over and the Post Office would not deliver the mail. She lives in a rural town called Creekside, California.
This post shows the four seven to this mailbox rails painted.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the old mailbox that needs to be replaced.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the old mailbox, the bottom black trim will be used much later in the installation.
|Fig.2 Old mailbox|
|Fig.3 Measuring 1x2 braces|
|Fig.4 Old 1x2 removed|
|Fig.5 Wood trim|
Step 7: The bottom trim also could not be used except the number that had been routed and this piece was saved for the final installation.
Step 8: The 4-1x2x12 inch Douglas Fir rails will be used and are in good shape for the new mailboxes.
How to Repair a Double Mailbox:
- Part 1 of 16 - The Estimate
- Part 2 of 16 - Wood Set Up
- Part 3 of 16 - Mailbox Hole Dug
- Part 4 of 16 - Priming Post and Old Wood Trim
- Part 5 of 16 - Mailbox Rails Painted
- Part 6 of 16 - Beveling Post Ends
- Part 7 of 16 - Holes Template
- Part 8 of 16 - Priming Posts
- Part 9 of 16 - Washer Preparation
- Part 10 of 16 - Carriage Bolts
- Part 11 of 16 - Post Installation
- Part 12 of 16 - Mailbox Installation
- Part 13 of 16 - Mailbox Trim New Installation
- Part 14 of 16 - Mailbox Trim Painted
- Part 15 of 16 - Mailbox Bottom Address Trim Rebuilt
- Part 16 of 16 - Mailbox Post And Trim Painted
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