A brick mailbox not only adds beauty to the exterior appearance of your home but also provides a much safer way to receive your mail. You do not have to be a bricklayer in order to build a brick mailbox just follows the steps below. Plan the size of your mailbox to make sure it complies with the regulations of the United States Postal Service.
It is usually 41 to 45 inches tall and 6 to 8 inches from the sidewalk. Measure four stakes uniformly in a square to mark the outline of a concrete platform when creating a brick mailbox designs. Dig a square hole that is 6 inches deep. Use your shovel to pack the dirt firmly down so it is ready for concrete. Make sure your bets on each corner are level with each other. Use a wheelbarrow to mix your concrete in, following the package instructions.
Using a hoe, shake the concrete and mix well. Concrete shovel in the hole that you have dug and distribute in a balanced way. Let it settled during the night. Build a frame of another concrete platform as you build your custom brick mailboxes. This second pad will be smaller than the first. (The first pad serves as a support base for the bricks.) Nail together 1-by-4 to make your frame 20-by-20 inches.