Lake House Mailbox

Lake House Mailbox

The lake house didn’t have a mailbox, or any other way of receiving mail, so I installed one. The only challenge here was digging the hole, since the ground was still partially frozen here in Wisconsin. I used a gas-powered auger, plus warm water to melt the frozen ground.

Once the hole was dug, I installed the cedar post, with a metal anchor, and used 100 pounds of post concrete.

I mounted a bronze colored metal mailbox to the post, and made sure it stayed level as the concrete set.

Jon Hardin


By day, Jon is the CEO of a software company. Outside of work, Jon is an avid home improvement enthusiast who enjoys a wide variety of renovation, landscaping, and other projects.

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