Bicycle Mailbox Walkway
Well, it's been a few years and our bicycle mailbox was ready for a makeover. This time around we added a walkway under it to avoid having to weed wack around it. So this tutorial is mainly explaining how we put a walkway under it.
If you want some details on how we did the bike portion of this project click here- https://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/a-real-car-stopper-30121364
Tools and Materials
- 4 steel fence posts
- 4 bags cement mix
- 1 bag of sand
- Perma sand
- Grass seed
- Rustoleum spray paint
- Gourd and flowers
- Fence post driver
- Quickrete Walkmaker cement mold
- Landscaping fabric
- Cement mixing container
- Dirt/Sand Tamper
- Hand spade
- Old bike
Check the Area
First thing you will want to do is verify there are no utilities below ground where you want to place your walkway space. Then remove the sod from the area and level it all out.
Add Fence Posts
You'll need 4 steel fence posts- they will be too long but you can shorten them later. Using a fence post driver pound them into place. They will need to line up with the center of the bike wheels to be bolted into place. Note: we forgot to paint them to match the bike color (to blend in) and wished we had done it beforehand.
Lay some landscaping fabric down (cut holes to drop over posts) and add shovelfuls of sand over this. Tamp it down with a tamper.
Then take the Quickrete Walkmaker cement mold and lightly press into the sand so you can see how to best fit your walkway pattern.
Make the Walkway
Mix your cement and fill the walkway cement mold moving along as you can. It's a quick process if you don't make the cement too soupy.
Add Perma Sand
Once dry add some Perma Sand in the walkway cracks, then broom sweep and water it to solidify per the directions on the container. We also sprinkled grass seed around the sides.
Bolt the Bike in Place
Bolt the newly painted bike to the 4 steel posts which are cemented into the ground. We also spray painted these to match the bike afterwards.
Add Some Decor
I love to add something seasonal to the basket and since the leaves are falling I added some gourds...
And also some sweet silk flowers....
We love our bicycle mailbox and adding the walkway under it and really added to the look and now we don't have to weed wack around it!
We followed all USPS and Village guidelines when installing this mailbox bicycle and it's walkway. You can find the DIY on the bike/mailbox here.
I've listed all the materials and tools we used below.
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Black Hills Rosie on Sep 28, 2021
Bright cheerful, and totally inspired. Love it.
Petuniasgran on Oct 20, 2021
VERY clever and lovely!!
Why isn’t their any positive posts?
what a beautiful project you have done.
I wish I could have that tho in my community mailboxes are all in one spot kinda like a PO Box.
this is so pretty, I was wondering how do you fill the basket? looks like there is no way in if you want to change the decorations? Very nice job and explanations.
What were/are the posts for? I don’t see them in the finished product….