Friday, July 26, 2013

How to Repair a Double Mailbox - Part 13 of 16 - Mailbox Trim New Installation

Fig.1: Mailbox Repair
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Carpentry pencil
Cordless drill and accessories 
Deck screws 3-inch box , 1-1/2 inch box 
Delta® compound saw 12-inch
Gloves heavy-duty 
Kilz white primer 
Paint tray with plastic liners 
Paint roller 4-inch
Paint stick 
Tape measure large print 
Wood filler
Zinsser Exterior White primer 

Mrs. Escarole had a damaged mailbox that needed repair. She lives in a rural town called Creekside, California were the mail is not delivered unless the mailbox is erect. 

This post shows the eight steps to this mailbox estimate.

Step 1: Fig.1 top right shows the old mailbox that needed repair. 
Step 2: Fig.2 shows a Delta compound saw that will be used to cut the 45-degree corners.
Fig.2 Delta compound saw
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the top location of the first wood trim.
Fig.3 Top post
Step 4: Fig.4 shows compound saw cutting one of the 45-degree angles.
Fig.4 Trim
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the first piece of the wood trim screwed down with deck screws.
Fig.5 Wood trim
Step 6: Fig.6 and fig.7 shows the top trim and the deck screws were placed on the wood trim to make it easier to place on the wood post.
Fig.6 Top trim
Fig.7 Deck screws
Step 7: Fig.8 shows the first three corners put together to make the wood trim. Some wood filler was placed were gasp existed.
Fig.8 Wood filler
Step 8: Fig.9 and fig.10 shows the completed top trim. This part is finished.
Fig.9 Assembled
Fig.10 Ready to prime

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