When designing a brick mailbox there are a number important points to keep in mind. The first and foremost is the foundation for your mailbox. You want to make sure you have a strong foundation so your mailbox isn’t falling over after a few years. This means you should have at least a 4” slab at the bottom of the mailbox with a central pier to give it additional strength. It is also important to choose a brick color that is going to go well with your home. There are many different shades and colors of bricks available and you want to get one that is going to look good out in front of your house. The third and least important of the three is the receptacle that the mail is going. There are many cheap receptacles available for purchase that will work just fine for a year or two. After that they will fall apart and you will have to buy another one. It is better to go for a high quality receptacle right from the beginning. There are many different brick mailbox designs available today and they all have their own distinct appeal.
Extra Storage For Large Packages
One very useful mailbox design is a basic rectangular design but a large section is left open in the bottom for larger packages to fit. This is a great design for anyone who frequently gets larger items shipped to them and is not afraid of somebody tampering with their mail. You have to make sure that there are enough bricks around the section that has been left out to support the mailbox. This means that you may need to make a slightly larger mailbox than you normally would.
A planter mailbox can be a great way to add a little bit of beauty to your mailbox. There are a number of different designs that have this feature but they are all the same in most ways. It is a normal looking mailbox with a large section open at the top for planter boxes. You will be able to plant a number of different plants in the planter, it is recommended to plant something that will go well with the mailbox.
These boxes are for anyone with a need to keep their mail safe from prying neighbors. Sometimes there are people who just don’t seem to care about the privacy of others. They will go through your mail and sometimes even take things out of it. These boxes are built very tough and would take some effort to break through. The inserts are very solid and sometimes made of steel. They have a very large insert so that when the mail is put in the top if falls down to the bottom. The bottom of the insert has a lock on it so it would be difficult for someone to get your mail out.
These are cleverly designed because the mail man does not need to have a key to give you mail. They are also useful because they hold a large amount of mail. No worries if you are going out of town for a week, the box should still be able to hold the mail with ease.
Arch Topped Box
An arched mailbox or a mailbox with the top rounded off is great for matching a house with similar features. While these boxes typically cost more to buy and to make they often add a nice touch of style that is worth the extra expense. If this is the one you decide to go with out of these brick mailbox designs and you are building it yourself the specialty bricks can probably be found where you are buying the standard bricks.
Cap Topped Box
You can get a brick mailbox with a flagstone cap on top. There are many different shapes and sizes to choose from when it comes to caps and you want to make sure to get one that fits the dimensions of your mailbox. The caps help to add a little bit of contrast to the rest of the brick on the mailbox. They also help to make more interesting shaped boxes that would difficult if not impossible to make out of brick. Cap topped boxes are definitely something to look in to when you are considering different brick mailbox designs.