An outdoor brick BBQ grill is a great way to enhance your backyard, patio or deck. Many styles are available, from basic to built-in models. These can be made from pre-made bricks or you can build the barbecue yourself from scratch. Building a backyard grill is not as hard as you might think. Using the most basic of tools, and with just a little skill and knowledge, you can build a great barbecue and feed your family with all the flavors they love.
Are you looking for a simple project to tackle this weekend? Perhaps you want to do something that will enhance your backyard and make it more enjoyable. If so, then building an outdoor brick BBQ grill is the perfect project for you! Keep reading to learn how build a brick BBQ grill on your own (and maybe even be a weekend hero)
Unload bricks, stone and other materials.
- Unload bricks, stone and other materials
- How to unload bricks (materials)
- How to unload stone (materials)
Measure the area. Dig up the area to a depth of 6 inches.
Step 1: Measure the area. Dig up the area to a depth of 6 inches.
Step 2: Level ground by hand or with a shovel.
Set stones in place around the perimeter of your grill area.
- Using a level and your tamper tool, make sure that all stones are on an even plane.
- If you have any uneven areas, use a concrete leveler to adjust the stone walls until they are completely flush with each other.
- Use your bricklayer’s level to make sure that the wall is straight from top to bottom, side to side and along diagonals (if possible).
Use a concrete leveler to adjust stones to keep them even, if necessary.
- *Use a concrete leveler to adjust stones to keep them even, if necessary. If you need to make any adjustments after laying the stones, use a tamper tool on the ground between each stone in order to ensure they are all level and flush with one another.
Lay out first layer of brick into a square shape on top of the ground.
- Lay bricks out in a square shape on top of the ground, making sure they’re level and evenly spaced apart.
- Use a level to check the bricks and adjust them as needed with a brick leveler if needed, until they’re all perfectly straight and level.
- Use masonry mortar, which is available at any hardware store, to adhere the bricks together by spreading it between each row of bricks and pressing them together firmly so they stick together well when set up; you’ll need about 1/4″ of mortar between each layer of brick for best results (you don’t need extra mortar on top).
Begin second layer of bricks by creating a half brick overhang on each side of the first layer, using corner bricks where needed.
Use corner bricks where needed to create a straight, level and square foundation.
The second layer of bricks should be placed so that they are level with the first layer, but they do not need to be plumb (vertical). To make sure your grill is straight and square, use corner bricks around the perimeter to form the shape of a box. Use the same method for creating an even base surface by placing one brick on top of another until you reach your desired height.
Continue laying brick layers until you reach your desired height for walls.
The next step is to continue laying brick layers until you reach your desired height for walls. It’s important to make sure that you have enough materials and time before starting this process. You’ll want to make sure that you have enough mortar and bricks so that they can be used as soon as they’re needed, otherwise it will take much longer than necessary. Remember, these are outdoor grills and will be exposed to the elements year-round.
Allow mortar to dry for 24 hours before continuing with next steps.
Allow mortar to dry for 24 hours before continuing with the next steps. To check if the mortar is dry, gently push on it in different places with your finger. If it’s not solid, allow another 24 hours for it to dry. Once you see that the mortar is solid, proceed to step 2.
Make sure you take proper measurements and allow mortar to dry before continuing forward with this project
In order to build your outdoor brick BBQ grill correctly, you will need to take proper measurements. You will also need the right tools and materials. In addition, you will have to make sure that you have the right space, time, weather and people around while building this project. Finally, it is important that you know how to do it yourself.
You should start by taking measurements of your grill area so that when installing the bricks properly later on in this project they fit together well with no gaps between them or sticking out of any corners that would make them unusable for cooking food on top of them without falling off entirely.
Now that your grill is fully constructed, you may want to consider adding some finishing touches. For example, you could install a cover over the grill to protect it from the elements and keep it looking clean and fresh. The cover can be made of brick, stone or other materials that will complement the look of the grill itself.