Column Mailbox – A brick mailbox offers many advantages over the standard metal box on a pole. It is also durable and adds a distinctive design element to your landscape. A brick mailbox can be a simple column with a mailbox, or it can be incorporated into the brick wall entrance of your house entrance. With a little ingenuity, build a brick mailbox for a custom project. Buy enough concrete mix to pour a foundation slab for your design mailbox.
For a column mailbox style brick mailbox, approximately four bags of concrete mix will suffice. Read the instructions on the bag to determine how many square feet a bag of concrete mix covers. Prepare a base for your brick mailbox by measuring a square in the place where you are going to build it. Nail a stake in the ground at each corner and tie ropes to the stakes to mark off the plaza. Use a builder’s square for the precise corners.
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Remove 3 inches of soil from inside the square column mailbox, and use your level to make sure that the base of the ground is level. Cut two pieces of wood 2 by 4 the length of the interior dimension of your seat bed. Place these two pieces at the narrowest end on opposite sides of the seat bed. Measure the distance between the two pieces of wood inside. Cut two pieces of wood plus the length of this measure inside.Incoming search terms: brick mailbox styles, concrete mailbox base, how to build a mailbox column