Simple DIY Brick BBQ Project

Make your patio or yard a real entertaining venue with a custom barbecue or fire pit. Neatorama reader Steve Barker of Muscle Car BBQ Grills told us about his awesome custom-made grills, shaped like a muscle car engine block complete with exhaust ports that let smoke comes out, powder coated grill box that can withstand 900 degree of heat, pistons instead of knobs, and of course, diamond plates for side tables! With some more brick, more angle to support the firepit opening and another rather hot day I manage to set a few more brick.

Once the brick is buttered, take the brick over to where you want and, using your trowel handle, tap it down leaving a 3/8 to 1/2 inch space from the slab. If you’re interested in something closer to the look of a conventional barbecue grill, this plan by the folks at Root Simple may be just the ticket. The one drawback of a brick BBQ is that you can’t move it around, so think about the location carefully. This could rapidly change the temperature of the brick and if the bricks heat quickly while moist, they are much more prone to cracking. Ensure you do as stew says and build a nice table/platform next to the bbq to store items.

Steve Stealey of Steve’s Services – BBQ division in Carthage, Mo. came up with the idea of using a steel drum as a smoker and BBQ grill when he was on his way to a cooking contest, lost his cooker in transit, found a used barrel and the rest is history. In almost all cases it is important that you know what grill you will be using, before you buy material and start construction, in order to adjust the size of the brick barbecue shell accordingly. Little Stream (built by Masonry Stove Builders) – 4 foot by 6 foot hearth, this oven was producing 1800 loaves per week at Little Stream Bakery near Perth, Ontario.

Since you’ll most likely be using this during the summer, you don’t want to build your backyard kitchen out of something you’ll barely be able to touch! Our barbecue plans call for two levels of grill grates, which will be placed on the 10th and 13th courses of brick. This stylish, minimalist BBQ grill is the perfect outdoor accessory for your ultra-modern house.

Always read the brick barbecue plans carefully and make sure that there is enough information provided for you to be able to complete the project – before you invest in materials. If the latter is the case, you need to make sure you only consider outdoor kitchen builders who employee expert masons with years of experience in brick barbeque construction. Check to make sure the course is square, plumb and level, adjusting a brick by tapping with trowel handle. Building a simple barbecue pit is a relatively easy job and likely to cost less than a fancy new gas grill. Usually the bricks are no more than a facade around the exterior of a pre-built barbecue.

Should you want to build an extra level into your brick bbq to keep food warm then this warming grill is a great addition. The center of the table heats up to form a cooking pit – you simply place your food and cook it there without the use of any pots or pans (the heated portion will turn into a concave pit). Finish the top with a row of solid bricks, then stand back, and admire your new brick barbecue. Here at , our goal is to provide you with the secrets, the methods and the techniques you need to produce competition-quality BBQ.

Once the mortar dries, you’ll be cooking on that beautiful new addition to your backyard. Moreover, you should also consider building a wooden shelter to protect your brick oven from rain and snow. A brick BBQ grill gives years of enjoyment and creates lasting memories for life. As well as this Backyard Kitchen Designs Part 3 – Outdoor Brick BBQ Pits Also widely downloadable photograph. Make sure the corners are square on the first course to ensure the design remains even.


Plus, they’re durable and weather resistant, don’t need to be stored, and have a warmer feel than outdoor kitchens glinting with stainless-steel surfaces. You want to put your barbecue in a spot where the smoke won’t blow back into the chef’s face or directly into the house. Metal brick ties will help to strengthen the join between the middle and back walls. Old Fashioned Backyard Brick BBQ Pit With Wood Storage Rack That’s it in the picture at the top of the page. I have been getting a lot of requests, though, for plans for building a BBQ pit from scratch.

Ask the Builder’s design lets you build a barbecue pit in two days or less when you have a helper. A long dining table set under old-world style chandeliers offers a formal setting in this open-air outdoor kitchen and dining room The grill and food prep area share a wall with the interior kitchen, making it easier and more economical to run gas and plumbing lines outside. Other designs feature a simple square with two layers of brick on the outside and a space for the grate in the middle. You’ll need to have these before you begin building the barbecue so you can be sure they will fit. Build a Brick Barbecue – these are some plans to review, but not enough information or pictures for my taste.

Finally, we offer complete line of Pizza Oven Tools and accessories, so if you build a Pompeii Oven you can always buy your pizza peels from us. In my digging, I came across a number of plans that look eminently practical for the weekend tinkerer. Grills n’Ovens – handbuilt one piece ovens from Portugal, starting at $1,500.00. The site also has oven building instructions.

If you want to build an eye-catching construction in your garden or you just love the taste of traditional homemade pizza, you should consider making a brick oven on your property. Download installation plans to build this beautiful backyard brick patio design with grill station, fire pit and seat wall. In one zone I could cook small quantities efficiently, another could be used as a warming oven, an the third could be used to burn logs down to coals or it could also be used as a bread and pizza oven. Some plans include extras, like a picnic table or a covered shelter that would be terrific for the host who frequently entertains outdoors.

I have not build one myself, but I know several guys who had emailed me and asked me about plans of information on this… so i decided to track down a few of the best FREE BBQ Pit plans. And if you know of any other websites that have plans or tips on building your own backyard bbq, leave a comment for everyone to see or send me an email. With stone covering most flat surfaces, including the floor and counters, it will weather the storms, as a good outdoor room must.

As outdoor entertaining became a hallmark of the good life in the post-war 1950s, the open-air grill stood center stage, presided over by Dad, who ruled the flaming briquettes. Being a construction electrician and around bricklayers on the job sites I became interested in laying brick as a hobby back in the early 1960’s in Ohio. The pit excavation for the concrete foundation should measure at least 50-by-50 inches, and the concrete foundation should be 6 inches thick. Pay attention to all the steps of the construction, even if they are not as spectacular as building the brick dome.

To review, before breaking ground on your exciting new outdoor kitchen, you have first located a highly rated and reliable contractor, and spent plenty of time with them going over both the ideal features and building materials you envision. Designer Trent Hultgren created an extension of the home’s interior by leaving the entire outdoor space covered. The foundation of the barbeque is essential for your project, therefore you have to dig it deep enough and reinforce it with rebars. The garden was large so the barbecue didn’t suddenly become the dominant feature.

HGTV Green Home 2011 features an outdoor living space and grilling station created for alfresco gatherings. There is an old sunset bbq book that has some plans for different types of backyard brick bbq pits. Then, begin laying your second layer on top of the first, pressing each brick into the mortar as you go. Check each layer to make sure it is level before moving on to the next one. It’s a popular topic on barbecue message boards Many have special sections devoted to their design and construction with photos. With the right tools, materials, and a little skill, you can put together a basic brick barbecue in a weekend.

Some large pavers laid on a bed of sand could potentially be an adequate base, but if you really want to make your barbecue secure and special, you need to prepare a real base for it. So whether you build your own or hire a pro, think about firing up one of these backyard barbecues this summer and standing, Tom Collins in hand, admiring the glow and taking a moment away from your packed schedule to appreciate your family, your friends, and your life. This and the remaining brick courses will be built only on the outside and rear walls, leaving the front open for access to charcoal, ash and grill grates.