a mailbox mounted on a wall

How To Install A Wall-Mounted Mailbox

1-2 hours

Whether you choose a traditional or wall-mounted mailbox, proper installation is key in ensuring timely mail delivery. The experts at Norfolk Hardware & Home Center share their tips on installing a wall-mounted mailbox below.

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Before You Start:

  • Consult the manufacturer instructions for exact installation information.
  • Make sure the location where you want the mailbox to be is easily accessible from the sidewalk, so your mail-carrier can find it.


  • Mounting hardware
  • Screws
  • Wall-mounted mailbox


  • Drill
  • Level
  • Tape Measure

Step 1: Mark Wall For Mailbox

Place the wall-mounted mailbox against the wall, and move until you are happy with the location. After making sure the mailbox is not crooked, mark where the mounting holes are located against the wall, so you will know where to drill.

Step 2: Drill Holes

Drill holes into the wall where you marked the mounting holes in the previous step. You do not need to drill very deep – consult your instruction manual for exact guidelines.

Step 3: Secure Mounting Hardware

Consult your mailboxes’ instruction manual for guidelines on what hardware to use for your unit. Most often, this hardware must be purchased separately.

Step 4: Hang Mailbox

Drill screws into mounting hardware. Only screw in halfway until you are sure that the wall-mounted mailbox is level. Once mailbox is level, drill all screws in completely.

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