Building a Barbecue

Hello, I am Cy from Cy's Corner and this is a project from the mind of my Husband. He wanted to make an area specifically for the barbecue! I made a video of this building adventure and it is included below, but for tutorial sake I will describe his process with some pictures.
We had a patio already, but because of where he wanted the barbecue to sit he poured an extra concrete slab on one end of the patio that was 3x6 feet and about 4 inches thick. Here in this picture it has already been poured and Husband has started to build on it.
He used 8x8x16 inch cinder blocks to build the base, using mortar mix wherever the blocks touched.
He used a level along the way to make sure everything was…well, level!
He used rebar horizontally and vertically throughout the blocks.
He built up the levels and let the mortar set for a day or two.
Then he painted the cinder blocks with concrete paint.
He used tile mastic to adhere the granite top to the cinder block base.
This piece of granite was very heavy and was designed with a hole where the barbecue would sit. He also made some simple doors out of pine and attached the door frame to the cinder block using concrete anchors.
My job was to paint the doors black.
He hung the doors using regular old hinges.
He tried caulking the barbecue in place but that didn’t work so well, so he used the mastic again and permanent clamps that can’t be seen because they are on the inside.
This was a propane barbecue but we did end up having natural gas hooked up later. It was easy to add a converter package to our barbecue.
And here it is all completed!
Husband was a barbecuing machine!!!
This is a short video of the entire process of Husband's barbecue build! I have more videos of my own projects, from woodworking to remodeling our little house, go to my YouTube channel called Cy's Corner to check them out:
Thanks and I hope to see you again! ~Cy

Suggested materials:

  • Cinder block
  • Mastic
  • Mortar
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  • Michelle Cook
    on May 19, 2020

    Wondering same as others.....where did you actually get the BBQ Grill itself?

  • Shirley Barnett
    on May 20, 2020

    The little front area looks like just a half of a cinderblock. Do they sell those that way or did you have to cut them?

  • Ran49180521
    Just now

    How many cinder blocks did you use? It looks like 21 but wasn’t sure

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