Step 5: Prep the Assembly for Hanging the Plaque

Prep the Assembly for Hanging the Plaque to Build an Address Plaque Post
Photo: Anthony Tieuli
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Set the assembly with the long board facing up, and center the plaque using Tom's method: Measure the distance from the sign's right hole to the board's left edge, then measure from the left hole to the right edge and adjust the plaque until the measurements are equal. Mark the hole locations and drill pilot holes for screw eyes. Twist in the screw eyes by hand.
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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