How to Renovate Your Mailbox Pagoda by smithhaleey

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									                                 How to Renovate Your Mailbox Pagoda

Many of you have aged mailbox pagodas and have expressed an interest in improving their appearance and enlarging them to
accommodate the large locking mailboxes. The attached drawings and diagrams should help you do just that!

The Town Council has approved a $282.00 allowance to assist you in acquiring the necessary material for your project. Istvan Lovas,
the Town’s Public Works Manager, is also available to assist in preparing your pagoda site. And Councilman Steve Rutledge can
assist you by answering questions regarding means and methods of construction as well as making recommendations on the necessary
materials.

Should you desire their assistance, please contact Town Clerk, Larry Howard by calling (425) 454-6994 and he will address your
questions.
NOTE:
ALL LUMBER TO BE NOMINAL 2X OR 1X TREATED
DOUGLAS FIR, HEMLOCK FIR OR CEDAR. NO        NUMBER 1 CEDAR SHINGLES (NOT SHAKES
UNTREATED LUMBER IS ALLOWED! WHTE WASH ALL   AND RIDGES OVER 1X8 ROOF SHEATHING (2
LUMBER PRIOR TO SHINGLING.                   SIDE BY SIDE EACH SLOPE)

                                             UPRIGHT END PANEL STRONG-BACK/
      STANDARD 2X3 CEDAR RAFTER              RAFTER DOUBLE @ EACH END (SEE
      BEAMS TWO (2) TOTAL                    DETAIL). NAIL FASTEN TO UPRIGHT.



                                             RAFTERS MOUNTED TO FACE OF
      SPACED 1X6 NEWSPAPER SLOT              UPRIGHTS AND SPACED EVENLY (5)
      DIVIDER SPACED PER ELEVATIONS          TOTAL PLUS ONE SET EACH END OF
                                             CROSS BEAMS.

      TWO (2) STANDARD 1X6
                                             SHAPED UPRIGHT END PANELS
      NEWSPAPER DIVIDER FLOOR
                                             CUT FROM STANDARD 2X12 (SEE
      FASTENED TO BOLTED LEDGERS
                                             PAGODA END PART) JOINTED
      AT UPRIGHT ENDS TYPICAL
                                             USING TWO (2) LEDGERS AT
                                             NEWPAPER SLOTS AND SHAPED
                                             STRONG-BACK TOP AND BOTTOM
                                             BOLTED USING 5/8"X4" CARRIAGE
                                             BOLTS
                                             SHAPED BRACE CUT FROM
                                             STANDARD 2X12 (SEE PAGODA
                                             BRACE DRAWING). BOLT USING 5/8"
                                             X 5" CARRIAGE BOLTS.




                                             TWO (2) STANDARD 2X10 FOR MAIL BOX
                                             PLATFORM. FASTEN TO BOLTED LEDGER
                                             AT UPRIGHT END PANELS EACH END.




                                             4 INCH THICK CONCRETE BASE OR EMBED
                                             POST BASE CONNECTORS IN INDIVIDUAL
                                             CONCRETE-FILLED HOLES. LEVEL AS
                                             REQUIRED.

                                             SIMPSON STRONG-TIE GALVANIZED POST
                                             BASE (PSB44 OR EQUAL) WITH 1" STAND
                                             OFF BASE PLATE AND SHIM (SEE DETAIL)


                                             SHAPED 2X8 OR STIFFENER STRONG-BACK
NOTE:                                        BOLTED WITH TWO (2) 5/8" X 4" CARRIAGE
HISORICALLY, SHINGLES ON THE ORIGINAL        BOLTS, WASHER AND NUT.
PAGODAS WERE PAINTED A FORREST GREEN.
THIS MUST HAVE BEEN TO MORE CLOSELY
RELATE TO THE MOSS THAT EVENTUALLY
GROW ON THE ROOF. IT IS NOT REQUIRED!
END PANEL CUT FROM ON 63 INCH
LONG PRESURE TREATED OR
OUTDOOR WOOD 2X10
CURVED BRACE CUT FROM ONE 30
INCH LONG PRESURE TREATED OR
OUTDOOR WOOD 2X12
DIVIDER CUT FROM ONE PRESURE
TREATED OR OUTDOOR WOOD 1X8
PRE-FABRICATED RIDGE SHINGLE (TYPICAL)




1X8 TREATED ROOF SHEATHING TYPICAL




NUMBER 1 BLUE LABEL SHINGLES, 5 INCH
EXPOSURE TYPICAL WITH TWO (2) LAYERS
AT STARTER COURSE. OFFSET JOINTS
BETWEEN SHINGLES FOR FULL COVERAGE.
PRE-SHAPED RAFTERS FASTENED AT RIDGE AND TO 2X3
RAFTER BEAMS




PRE-SHAPED UPRIGHT END STRONG-BACK/RAFTER
DOUBLER SHAPED FROM TREATED 2X6 (SEE DETAIL).
NAIL FASTEN TO UPRIGHT END PANEL.




2X3 RAFTER BEAMS
BASE DOUBLER BOLTED TO TWO END
PANELS WITH (2) TWO 5/8" X 5" CARRIAGE
BOLT




1/4" THICK SHIM OR THICKNESS AS
REQUIRED FOR SNUG FIT IN POST BASE.
USE GALVANIZED SHEET STEEL OR PLASTIC




SIMPSON PBS GALVANIZED POST BASE
CAST IN CONCRETE BASE OR CONCRETE-
FILLED POST HOLE

								
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