Mayne Accent 1-ft Black In-Ground Bradford Mailbox is rated
Rated 4 out of
Looks good- prepare for install.
It's made of some sort of plastic but it looks great. Nice transitional style. The post seems rather tall we ended up burying the bottom because my little kids couldn't reach the mailbox and they love getting the mail. The quality seems good I just installed it so I don't know how the color will wear but I'm sure it will be fine. The install was quite a bit more involved than the description made it sound so I am including how we installed it.
YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS for actual install: 4X4 cedar/treated post ($8), quickcrete ($5), wood screws($5), and wood slab (had one) to mount mailbox on top (I cut mine to fit the underside of mailbox) (I purchased the Postal Pro Antique Bronze mailbox from Lowe's it's rather large looking and weighs about 9lbs)
INSTALL: We chose a 4x4 treated post. You will want to bury it atleast 18 inches in the ground AND use quickcrete for stability, it will not be stable otherwise (it was very easy and my first time to use concrete). We kept the wood post tall enough so that it was just as high as the post when you slip it over. Since we buried the bottom of the post a bit we zipped in some wood screws at the bottom for additional stability as they wouldn't show. Cut wood slab to fit under your mailbox. Pre drill all holes you want to put a screw in. Screw wood slab to top of post and then put mailbox on top then run screws through the side of your mailbox into wood-it should have a couple holes along the bottom outside. And you should be set!
Date published: 2012-03-21