Build a Mailbox
Create a decorative mailbox for some curb appeal.
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Materials and Tools:
two 4x4x8 pressure-treated lumber
four 2x4x8 pressure-treated lumber
quick-setting concrete mix
1. Cut the post to the desired height for the mailbox, allowing for 12 inches being underground. Dig a 12-inch-deep hole. Pour quick-set concrete into hole, according to manufacturer's instructions. Let dry.
2. Design the mailbox as desired. Using a circular saw, cut the plywood to the desired design and size. Cut an opening in the front piece for the mailbox and newspaper box. Attach the pieces together with a nail gun.
4. Build a flower box to fit your design, leaving enough room under the mailbox to decorate with the desired flowers. Note: Pre-made flower boxes are also available at your local home supply center.
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