Brick Seating Area

Michael Scott
by Michael Scott
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 Wendy Anslem Maxwell on Jun 06, 2019

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

  • Lori Lori on Jun 12, 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?

  • Pam-ella Pam-ella on Jun 05, 2020

    Why did you add the last unfinished row?

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  • Mary Coakley Mary Coakley on Jun 06, 2020

    A lovely serene place.enjoy

  • Enolac Enolac on Jun 06, 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.