Building a Brick Mailbox Like a Top Professional

Finished Brick Mailbox Mailboxes are the dropping point for mail, periodicals, and even some small packages.  Because of the important role they play in our daily lives, the mailbox has evolved into an "addendum" to the home--in some cases complimenting the very architectural style of your house.

The opportunity for creativity in designing a mailbox allows for expression of one's design tastes, allowing for its owner to make a statement as it greets any observer approaching the residency.

One way to personalize your mailbox  is to create a brick mailbox. As mentioned earlier, many designs use the very  bricks that were used to build  the home of its owner.  If there are leftover bricks from the original building of the home, they can be utilized to make a great looking mailbox. We will break down the steps it will take for you to make a one of a kind box for you to have the standout box on the street

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Guide to Mailbox Regulations From Around The World

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US Regulations Canadian Regulations Australian Regulations

This is a question that is often asked. What are the mailbox or letterbox regulations where I live? In particular, what is the proper regulation for a mailbox height?

Knowing the required regulations for your mailbox is imperative if you want to adhere to the requirements set out by the postal bodies of your country.

Each postal carrier body has rules set in place to make the delivery of mail and parcels easier for federal employees as well as employees of private mail carriers. 

They must adhere to the same standards as manufactured mailboxes to ensure that whoever is delivering your mail can access it easily and quickly. 

Also, when you are unsure about the mailbox height for your DIY mailbox, the following are the guidelines to use to ensure that you construct one that is in line with the postal regulations in your country.

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How to Build a Brick Mailbox in Pictures

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Follow the pictures in this post to see how to build brick mailbox. You should also check out the more detail article Building a Brick Mailbox Like a Professional that contains a detailed step by step on how to build a brick

STEP 1 Prepare Location and Build Block Core

Mixing concrete for the brick mailbox
 

Mixing concrete for the brick mailbox

Materials for building the brick mailbox
 

Materials for building the brick mailbox

Using concrete blocks to get to ground level
 

Using concrete blocks to get to ground level

First layer of bricks for mailbox
 

Building first course of bricks

 

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Top 10 Need to Know Brick Masonry Terms and more

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There are many specialized terms related to all aspects of brick masonry building. For the DIY, just getting started to build a brick mailbox, all the terms can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to follow explanations if you don’t understand what they mean.

Here you will find definitions of the top 10, must know, brick masonry terms that will get you on your way to understanding what masons are talking about. You will also find detail pictures to understand better the masonry terms. Also, locate the article on how to build a brick mailbox that thoroughly explains all the steps to construct one using all these masonry terms. You will be able to follow the article entirely once you understand all these terms.

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