Step 3: Build an L Shape From the Boards

Build an L Shape From the Boards to Build an Address Plaque Post
Photo: Anthony Tieuli
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Lay the boards on edge in an L shape on your work surface, with the square end of the short board butted against the face of the long board, as shown. Make sure that the bevels face the inside of the L. Drill pilot holes, and fasten the long board to the short board using three 2¼-inch exterior screws.
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    Tools List

    • 30-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • Drill bit
      Drill bit
    • Countersink bit
      Countersink bit
    • Lag-screw driver bit
      Lag-screw driver bit
    • caulk gun
      Caulk gun

    Shopping List

    One 6-inch hollow paneled mailbox post designed to fit over a 4x4 post

    1 urethane decorative outdoor-grade corbel

    1 urethane decorative outdoor-grade finial

    1 metal address plaque

    One 8-foot 1x6 cellular PVC board, to pad out the corbel

    Polyurethane construction adhesive

    1¼-inch exterior screws

    2¼-inch exterior screws

    Paintable caulk

    Acrylic paint

    Screw eyes

    2 S-hooks

    1 ground screw (with rebar and lag bolts)

    One 8-foot 4x4 pressure-treated post