Mailbox Posts & LampPosts

New Tree Tops Mailbox

The Tree Tops Homeowners Association board has found a new mailbox post that doesn’t need to be handmade. We’re looking for a lower-priced source, but for now, you can order it for $300 from Good Directions.

Installation: Please have your new mailbox post installed by the craftsperson of your choice. We have the following recommendation from a Tree Tops homeowner who had his mailbox post installed to his satisfaction:

Name of installer: Ross Puppe (414-687-5500)
An impartial Tree Tops homeowner’s recommendation: “He’s an approved installer with Home Depot. He did a great job. Charges by the hour. $90 for me, but I had the old concrete removed and hole was ready.¬† Think it’s as close to a match as we’ll find and he did a really good job. Hope this helps.”

Lamppost: $330 + shipping, installation not included

The model WC-100 6″x6″x10′ is $330.00 plus shipping, which is approximately $75. The 10-foot pole ships in one box, and the other parts necessary for installation are in another box.
Optional painting is available for an additional $45.
The Woodwright Company‘s contact person is Ken, 252-243-9663.

Here’s a recommendation for an electrician to install your new lamp who reportedly did an “outstanding” job for a Tree Tops resident:

Dave Wagie
262 502-9950
Approx. $300-$400 for that.

lamppost-illustration
5753 NC 58 North
Elm City, North Carolina 27822
Order the 8-foot WC-100 6″ x 6″ x 10′ tapered, chamfered post here [PDF link].
For more information, call Ken at 252 243-9663.

Post Lantern:

lamppostIn the Milwaukee area: $830 (plus tax and shipping, installation not included)
Northeast Lantern Boston Collection 1033 Outdoor Post Lantern
Color: Dark Brass
Clear glass
3-light candelabra base

Call Lori Giuffre, Lighting Specialist
City Lights, a Ferguson Enterprise
13300 W. Capital Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005
Direct (262) 373-2001
Phone: (262) 781-9048
Fax: (262) 781-4149
lori.guiffre@ferguson.com


Online $1,071 (free shipping, installation not included)
Northeast Lantern Boston Collection 1033 Outdoor Post Lantern
Please be sure to specify the following:
Color: Dark Brass
Clear glass
3-light candelabra base

Repair: If your lamppost light is having electrical problems, homeowners have had good luck with Pete Wiedmeyer of PRW Electric, LLC. Reach him at 262-229-7950, or email him at PRWelectric@gmail.com.

led-light-bulbTip: If you’re looking for light bulbs for your 3-light post light fixture, we’ve found what might be the ideal candidates. The Philips 435057 bulbs are not cheap, but they will pay for themselves in electricity savings and longer life.

And, they’re just the right color! Called “soft white,” they are not too blue or too yellow, and they’re bright — their 4.5-Watt LED gives you the equivalent of a 40-watt incandescent bulb. Best of all, they have a special “prism design” that makes them sparkle like the clear (non-frosted) incandescent bulbs do.

They’re $8.00 apiece on Amazon, but they’re worth it! They’re guaranteed for 5 years and are rated at 25,000 hours.

Please note that you’re not required to use these vendors for the mailbox, lamppost/lighting fixture or installation, but these uniform types of each is required by our Declaration of Restrictions.

The Homeowners Association Committee invites additional recommendations for the best installer, but please use the installer of your choice.

3 thoughts on “Mailbox Posts & LampPosts”

  1. I think the price of the mailbox is pretty crazy, especially considering how vulnerable they are to being struck. Is there anyway to obtain a simple list of materials used so that a homeowner can at least have the option to build it themselves?

    1. Hi Dustin,

      Del Abel used to make the mailboxes, so he should have such a list. You can contact him at del.abel@sbcglobal.net, or 262-253-4160. His address is W148 N9665 Tree Tops Drive.

      If you are unable to get the information from him, perhaps you could come up with a list of materials, by measuring your own mailbox and post?

      I have checked with Siepmann, and they provided me with the drawing of the mailbox and post that we already have posted on our Tree Tops website.

      Please let me know what you find out. We would like to publish a list of materials on this site, for others who would like to DIY.

  2. I bought the mailbox from symmetry but they gave no installion options at this time. Who can the subdivision recommend to install my new mailbox?

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