They make lovely shelves....make two or three short stacks, lay a board
across, repeat. I used some landscape pavers and rather inexpensive
prefinished shelves from HD to make shelves for guestroom...can change
layout or add to it if needed.
250 bricks will make a lot of bookshelves. But I can't believe only
the "face" is waterproof. Every house I have seen that is brick has
not only the face exposed, but also 3/8" of the top, sides and
bottom. I would go for a false wall along side an existing basement
wall. Find some place to store them, or offer 200 of them for sale on
a local bulletin board. Definitely keep at least 50 of them for some
On Sat, 26 Dec 2009 18:32:21 -0800 (PST), "hr(bob) firstname.lastname@example.org"
It IS true that some bricks are not waterproof on the top and bottom
faces, but more serious is water freezing in the "cores" of the brick
expanding and splitting the brick. This is a very real possibility
when stored outside at or near ground level.
The OP does not specify if they are concrete or clay bricks - and if
concrete what type. An autoclaved concrete (man-made stone) brick is a
totally different animal than a normal portland cement brick - and
even then the aggregate used makes a big difference in how well they
stand wet freeze-thaw cycles.
Put down some gravel outside to make a "foundation", stack the bricks
neatly, leaving a hollowed out area a foot deep. Line the hollowed out area
with some plastic, and put some pots in there with flowers.
Remove bricks/reassemble as you need them.
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