The mailbox stand we share with our neighbor has been falling down since we bought the house five years ago. More recently it crossed over the line from dilapidated to disintegrating. Our mail person had to lean awkwardly down from their car to reach it and open it carefully lest it simply fall off the post.
Lee decided to build a new stand which puts the boxes at the regulation height. He wanted something sturdy and study it is. The 6×6 posts are set 3.5 feet in the ground and everything is connected with through-bolts and lag screws. We stained the wood using the same solid stain as our porch and spray painted all the bolts black. It’s been a couple month now, and it seems to be doing the job. What more could you want than a luxurious stand to collect junk mail?