How to Build Your own Brick Pillars
Thrifty gardener Marianne Binetti offers tips, tricks and innovative ideas to make your gardening dollars stretch.
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Build Your Own Brick Pillars
Brick pillars can add drama to a landscape, especially to accent driveways or paths. Made by a mason, they can cost hundreds of dollars to install. Here’s how to make one for under $30.
First choose a level area that will form the base for the pedestal. Firmly place four recycled bricks onto the soil, making a hollow square by placing the bricks end to end. With your first layer formed, use a level to ensure your pillar base is straight and sound (figure A).
Mixing flagstone and brick to build a beautiful, unique pathway and terrace.