Sometimes the simplest projects are the most rewarding. This step box was the result of an afternoon spent in our garden. I had had enough of tripping over my ladders when they were put away and decided to build a simple step box with bricks to store them on. It didn’t take long to build, but adds a nice decorative touch to our outdoor area and provides that little bit of extra storage we needed.
When your yard is small, you often have to get creative when it comes to storage. One way you can do this is to build a step box. Step boxes can be used for many things, from storing wheelbarrows, ladders and other gardening tools to lawn equipment, sports gear, and more. They are relatively easy to build and are great for any homeowner.
How to build a step box
Outdoor step boxes provide an extra bit of storage for your home. You can build one from almost any material, but many people choose to use bricks because they are durable and inexpensive. In addition, the size of a brick makes it easy to cut in half for smaller projects. Cutting bricks is not as difficult as it may seem at first glance. Just follow these simple instructions and you’ll have your box built in no time!
Materials needed: Bricks (you will need enough for two layers around the edge of the box; make sure they are the same size)
A saw (circular or jigsaw works best)
A chisel (or hammer if you do not have one)
Step boxes are useful additions to any yard, providing a place to put your shoes while you’re working in the garden or washing the car. They also make great garden planters or plant stands.
Step boxes can be constructed out of almost any material, including lumber and concrete blocks. They can be built using the traditional mortise-and-tenon joint or with simple butt joints. If you want to build a step box out of bricks, we recommend using mortar to secure them in place.
This guide will show you how to build a step box with bricks. Since this is a fairly simple project, it should take about one day from start to finish.
Step boxes are an easy way to add a little extra storage space to your yard. They’re ideal for keeping tools, equipment, and even firewood safe from the elements. In this guide, we’ll show you how to build a step box with bricks.
Step Box Materials
Step boxes can be built from many different materials, but brick is one of the most popular choices because it’s inexpensive and easy to work with. To make a step box out of bricks, you’ll need:
A level surface on which to build the box
A step box is a small garden feature that can be built with bricks, wood or stone. It’s a great way to add interest to your garden and can be used as seating or storage.
A step box can be made from bricks, wood or stones. It’s essentially a raised flower bed with steps leading up to it. The most common type of step box is one that’s made from bricks, but you can also make them from wood or concrete blocks.
Step boxes are usually built in the corner of a garden or at the front of the house. They’re often used as an entrance area or as an extra seating area when entertaining guests.
Step boxes are relatively easy to build and they’re an affordable way of adding character to your garden without having to spend much money on materials. If you have access to free building materials then this project will cost even less.
Step boxes are great options for adding a little extra storage space to your home. They can also be used as seating or a decorative element in your garden.
Step boxes are usually made from pavers, bricks or concrete blocks, but you can use whatever you have available. If you don’t have pre-cut bricks or pavers, you can cut them yourself with a masonry saw or hammer and chisel. If you want your step box to match the rest of your patio, consider using the same material for all of the steps in your backyard.
Step 1: Lay out the design of your step box on paper. This will help you visualize what it will look like when it’s finished and give others an idea of what they’ll be looking at when they visit your home. Draw a line on each side of your paper that represents the top edge of each stair step, then draw another line to represent the bottom edge of each stair step. The lines should intersect at the bottom corners of each stair step so that all sides meet flush together at the bottom corner of each stair step where they meet together in a square shape (see diagram below).
Step 2: Cut out two pieces of cardboard large enough to fit over both sides of each stair step (
How to Build an Outdoor Step Box
Step boxes are a great way to add extra seating, storage, or just to make your outdoor space look more interesting. You can build a step box from scratch or you can use leftover bricks and mortar from previous projects. This tutorial will show you how to build a simple step box using leftover bricks, cinder blocks and mortar.
Step 1: Measure Your Steps
Measure the distance between each step on your steps and mark it with chalk or tape. Then measure the length of one side of your box and mark that measurement as well.
Step 2: Build the Base
Set one cinder block in the center of each side of your box. Make sure they are level so that they will support one another when stacked together later on. Use mortar around each block to securely set them into place. Add additional blocks around these center blocks so that there is enough room for them to fit against each other when stacked later on.
Step boxes are a great way to add steps to your backyard or garden. They can also be very useful in areas where there is limited space, such as patios or gardens.
Step boxes are usually made from concrete and can be built in several different ways. The most common is with bricks, but some people use stone or brick blocks instead.
1. Lay the first course of bricks on level ground or on top of the foundation (if there is one). Make sure they are straight and level before continuing.
2. Place mortar between each brick and use a trowel to spread it evenly across the surface of each brick until it forms a flat bed for the next course of bricks
3. Put mortar between each brick in the second course as well, then repeat this process until you have reached your desired height for the step box
Step boxes are a great way to add interest and functionality to your outdoor space. They can also be a decorative focal point, as well as an attractive way to keep your steps clean.
Step boxes can be made from just about any material; however, they are best built using heavy-duty materials such as brick or concrete. They should also be built with a flat surface that is level with the top of the step.
Step Box Construction Materials
Step box construction materials vary based on what type of step box you want to build. You can use brick, blocks and cement for brick, or wood for wooden step boxes.
The construction materials you choose will depend on how you want your step box to look and feel. Brick is very durable and hardy, but it may not fit into your existing landscape design. Wood is usually more flexible when it comes to design options; however, it can be much more expensive than other options. Concrete is one of the most durable materials available for building step boxes; however, it does require professional installation and may not fit in with your current landscape design unless you want something modern or industrial looking
Step boxes are a great addition to any patio or deck. They serve as a landing pad for steps and provide a place to sit and enjoy the outdoors. They also add value to your home and can be used as storage for firewood, tools or other items.
Step boxes are easy to build, but they do require some heavy lifting so it’s best to enlist some help from friends or family members.
Step 1: Cut 4-by-4 posts with a circular saw to the desired height of your step box. The posts should be at least 4 feet high if you plan on using them for sitting space and 6 feet high if you plan on using them for storage only (see Resources).
Step 2: Place your first post in position next to where it will be positioned on top of your patio slab, then mark where the patio slab meets the ground level with chalk lines every foot along both sides of the post.
Step 3: Place another post up against these chalk lines and mark where each corner meets the chalk lines with more chalk marks until all four corners have been marked off. Now measure out from each corner so that each side of the step box is equal distance apart at all times (see Resources).
Step boxes are great for helping you get into the water without having to step down from a traditional ladder. They can also be used to create a more comfortable stepping surface for your boat or kayak.
Step Boxes are easily built using common construction materials and simple tools. The last few steps give you all the information you need to build your own step box.
1/2″ plywood cut into a box shape with these dimensions: 12″ long x 12″ wide x 6″ deep (longer and deeper sizes will work but make sure they’re deep enough to support your weight)
3 – 2x3s cut into 10″ lengths (these will serve as posts)
2 – 2x2s cut into 10″ lengths (these will serve as rails)
4 – 1x4s cut into 4′ lengths (these will serve as cross pieces)