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Your Mailbox Post is Your Signature: Ideas Even Your Mail Carrier Will Notice!

Row of mailboxes in a rural area

Your mailbox is often the first thing people see when they pull into your driveway. It welcomes people to your home, and can be a great way to show off your style and spice up your yard. Post mount mailboxes allow you to customize each aspect of your mailbox to make it your own and showcase your personality. 

Different Styles of Post Mount Mailboxes

At S&L Spindles we offer 3 different styles of post mount mailboxes that will each add a unique flair to your home. Each of these styles is available in pressure treated pine or kiln-dried red cedar. Pressure treated posts are extremely durable, and kiln dried wood features little to no defects. The post mount mailbox is perfect for DIY’ers looking for a blank canvas to make their mailbox their own.  

Balltop Mailbox Post

The Balltop Mailbox post incorporates our beautiful lathe spun spindles with a classic mount to place your mailbox on. This is a popular style that perfectly accompanies a more ornate style of mailbox. 

Gothic Mailbox Post

The Gothic Mailbox post is a modern take on a classic style that has been making a resurgence in recent years. This mailbox post offers a clean and modern base that is accented with the gothic style that is reminiscent of churches and cathedrals. The gothic style is right at home paired with clean and modern mailboxes, or ornate decorative styles. 

Slant Top Mailbox Post

The Slant Top offers you a blank canvas upon which to create your masterpiece! It is extremely popular among those who wish to incorporate modern styles into their mailbox, but feels right at home with more ornate options as well. 

Decorating Your Mailbox Post

Now that you have picked your mailbox style it is time to make it your own! There are many mailbox post ideas you can implement to customize your mailbox post and there are options to fit any style. Pine mailbox posts are not only beautiful, they are very easy to paint, stain, and make your own. 

Picking Your Mailbox Numbers

As you are decorating your mailbox post the first step is picking the numbers to display your house number. This can be a great way to spruce up your mailbox post, and of course, let the mailman know which house is yours! As you are picking your numbers be sure to pick a style that fits both your mailbox and your home. 

Staining or Painting Your Mailbox Post

Many of the DIY’ers who purchase our mailbox posts choose to stain them a color that complements their home and the homes of their neighbors. One of the benefits of choosing a pressure treated pine mailbox post is that it is easy to sand down and add a beautiful coat of stain. This simple process can be the easiest way to give your mailbox some style to catch your visitors’ eyes.

Another popular option is painting the post a color that complements your home. This could be a color that matches your shutters or door, or a neutral color that will match anything if you have a diverse color profile on your property. Painting your mailbox post or mailbox is a great way to add some bright color to your home without it being overwhelming. 

Picking Your Mailbox

The last step in your mailbox journey may be the most important; picking your mailbox! This is the accent that sits atop your mailbox post, and where your actual mail goes! You can get really creative here, or choose a simple option and decorate it to fit the aesthetic of your home exterior. 

What’s important is that you have a solid, well built mailbox post that can support all of your DIY mailbox dreams. At S&L Spindles we love equipping DIY home owners with the tools they need to get the job done. Contact us today to learn how we can help you accent your home!

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