Here is an Instructable showing you how to build your very own brick mailbox. My husband built this mailbox in one day, although he is a 20 year masonry veteran, we believe anyone can do this with the correct tools, materials, and planning. It is a very simple 16" square masonry mailbox. By doing this yourself you will have saved at least $300. Possibly more. You will have a very nice addition to your home. Take your time, plan it out, and be proud of the end result.
Step 1: Step 1 Tools and materials
You will need the following tools for this job...
tuck point (optional)
brick tongs (optional but recommended)
Rent a Masonry saw (optional)
Materials: Approx.. 200 8" brick, 6 bags 60lb each Quickrete Mortar Mix (with sand), 2 8"x16" blocks (for base), 1 bag 40lb Quickrete Cement mix, 4 10" lengths of 1/4" rebar, Mailbox, water