DIY Gabion Letterbox (WITH VIDEO)

This blog will show you how to make your own DIY gabion letterbox. Just follow the step- by-step instructions below.




Step 1) Unpack gabion


  • Unfold the first gabion, ensuring all sides are properly unfolded and ready for assembly.


Step 2) Cut the helicals to size


  • Measure the dimensions of the panels and cut the helicals to size.


Step 3) Join the corners


  • Fold the side panels and fasten them using the helicals, ensuring they enclose the corners of both panels.
  • Repeat the same process for all panels and keep the lid open.


Step 4) Fill your gabion


  • Fill your basket with stones.


Step 5) Add the top gabion basket


  • Assemble the second gabion following the same process.
  • Place it on the first basket, which is already filled with stones.


Step 6) Join the two gabions together


  • Use helicals to join the corners of the two baskets together.
  • Make sure they enclose the corners of both basket’s panels.


Step 7) Fill the second gabion with stones


  • Continue filling the second basket with stones.


Step 8) Attach letterbox to gabion


  • Place a wooden plank inside the basket.
  • Make sure the screw is right above a horizontal wire and the letterbox is positioned where you prefer.


Step 9) Secure the letterbox


  • Secure your letterbox to the wood using an impact drill.
  • Ensure that your letterbox is firmly fixed to the gabion and doesn’t move.


Step 10) Close the lid


  • Close the lid of your basket with helicals.


Step 11) Your DIY gabion letterbox is ready


  • Enjoy your finished gabion basket letterbox!




Tips and Tricks

  • When handling stones and working with tools to prevent injuries always use protective gloves.
  • Double-check the alignment and stability of the baskets during assembly to ensure a sturdy structure.
  • Consider adding a layer of geotextile under the basket to prevent weed growth.
  • When filling the basket with stones, vary the sizes and shapes to create an interesting and visually appealing arrangement.
  • When attaching the letterbox, you can also use cable ties or wire if you don’t have a plank of wood at hand. 
  • Alternatively, you can add plants or succulents between the stones for a natural and vibrant touch to your gabion letterbox.


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