Mailbox Post From Reclaimed Cedar

About 15 years ago I received a couple 4×10 cedar posts that were the result of a deck demolition, the deck was several years old.  The posts were cut in half length-wise and used to surround a bush area to keep mulch in place.  No longer needed, the wood was removed, cleaned up and set out the dry.  With a 3/4″ resaw blade installed in the bandsaw, the cedar had about 1/4″ of material removed from all four sides leaving what looks like new wood exposed.
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The finished posts were approximately 4″x4″, two posts in total.  Next the post and cross member were chiseled out for a half-lap joint.

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The top of the post was tapered off.

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A couple decorative corbels were then cut out using the bandsaw.  Both were glued and screwed into place.

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Sealed with Varathane exterior satin spar urethane.  The post was installed by digging a 24″ deep hole and filling with river rock and sand.

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Short video of the resaw and wood chiseling:

 

 

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