10 ea.) Slat wood pallet pieces (easily obtained from 1 pallet)
3 ea.) Small pieces of scrap 2 x 10 lumber : Lengths : 22″ 12″ and 12″ – a four-foot scrap board will work.
1 ea.) 4 x 6 x 6′ treated post – $9.75
2 ea. 2x4x8′s – we used scrap – (could purchase for $5)
1 ea.) #80 bag of all-purpose concrete – $3.25
Wood Glue or Construction Adhesive
2″ nails or screws
Hammer and Nails
Our New Mailbox – built from a pallet and a few pieces of scrap lumber
After the frame was attached – we simply covered it with strips of pallet boards, and added a thin piece of pallet wood for trim around the edges. All cuts were made easily with the jigsaw.
A single pallet is all you need!
Once I had cut the two ends from scrap lumber – I used a jigsaw to cut out the area for the mailbox to slide into
The Mailbox Base Structure – Made from scrap 2 x 10’s