Custom Mailbox Designs in Wood, Brick, and Stone
Even in this age of instant messaging, most people still need a mailbox as a temporary repository for credit card statements, utility bills, and Publisher Clearing House entries. Rural mailboxes in America come in many different shapes, sizes, and designs. For many people, a mailbox is a reflection of their home and their lifestyle. They can be as simple as a Postmaster approved galvanized metal mailbox supported by a metal or wooden post or as extravagant as a custom built masonry structure that serves as an entrance monument to help identify a large luxury estate.
In order to provide our visitors with ideas for their own mailbox projects, we are collecting pictures of what other people have built. However, B4UBUILD your own monument to snail-mail, be sure to check with your local Post Office for specifications regarding exact placement and height above the road surface (normally 42 to 48 inches to the bottom). You should also be sure to check your covenants, deed restrictions, or local building ordinances to see what is allowable in your neighborhood. Most importantly, before you do any digging, remember to call your local utility marking service to check for buried gas, cable, telephone, and water lines.
If you are looking for traditional post mounted mailboxes, wall mounted mailboxes, mail slots, or novelty mailboxes, the following links may be helpful:
And, here is a link to a mailbox book, which contains photographs, drawings, and complete plans for 20 decorative mailboxes (no brick or stone mailbox plans are included in this book):
Mailboxes: 20 unique step-by-step projects - by G.E. Novak