Brick Seating Area

5 Materials
2 Hours

Needed to create a seating area and I had some bricks that I wanted to use. the area was unleveled and consisted on dirt, lava rock, and some brick that had been buried in dirt.

I started by gathering bricks and sand. I loaded the bricks I a trailer and parked them near the worksite.

I placed sand in the area I was going to place the bricks and used a rake to level as best I could.

I started working the bricks into place. I changed direction of brick after each layer. I did my best to keep them level as I went and used a garden spade to add or remove sand.

I continued adding bricks and filled in the desired area. I tamped the bricks tightly as I went by hitting the sides with another solid brick.

I added a small step up to the seating area.

I added a metal rocker with cushions. Then added some plants. I am happy with how it turned out. I now have a comfortable area to sit and watch the Koi play.

Suggested materials:

  • Bricks  (Back yard)
  • Sand  (Back yard)
  • Garden spade  (Shed)
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  • Wendy Anslem Maxwell
    on Jun 6, 2019

    And this was done with wall brick, and not solid brick. have any of the brick broken?

    • Patty V. Y
      on Jun 7, 2020

      I would venture to say no to the broken bricka, much force would have to happen to break them....

      I have made walkways of solid brick like this mostly all redish in color, most solid mixed with a handfull of the ones with holes.

      All but maybe 100 were free. I would say hundreds, and hundreds over my back yard alone. I answered ads in FaceBook Market Place Sales and I asked my husband for help going to get them. It looks wonderful, these pics dont do justice, I lined them with hosta on both sides, and has Never Broke Bricks.

  • Lori
    on Jun 13, 2019

    What did you fill the holes with in the middle of the bricks? The first picture shows bricks with holes and the following pictures show bricks without holes?

    • EJ
      on Jun 6, 2020

      He put the bricks on their side. No holes.

  • Pam-ella
    on Jun 5, 2020

    Why did you add the last unfinished row?

    • Michael Scott
      on Jun 6, 2020

      Had the firebrick and created a little step up. I did remove that row once I finally finished installing beds and adding mulch.

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  • Mary Coakley
    on Jun 6, 2020

    A lovely serene place.enjoy

  • Enolac
    on Jun 6, 2020

    I did one similar. I would have blended the white in with the red and made the last row even. You will need to get a rubber hammer and fill in with sand, tap to get even (it will start separating in time) I am sure your wife enjoys this.

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