Making a Kitchen Garden/Brick BBQ

I had some work tops left over from our old place, so I decided to make a kitchen in the garden. Here is a brief summary, but there are lots more pictures on Flickr.

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Planning it out took quite a bit of time. I had to work with the space I had and the worktop was already cut to a size, so getting the plan right was important.

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Once I knew where everything was going I laid the blocks in post-crete and got them all level with a spirit level.

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Once that was done then it should have been pretty easy to build it up to height. I had never worked with mortar before so I learnt a lot and got a lot better as I tried more things.

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Ok so there was a bit of a complication. The breeze blocks didn’t stick to each other.

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Years of building jumps made me realise that the problem was that both surfaces were too smooth so the mortar didn’t bind to them. I made the surfaces textured and they stuck a lot better.

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Also it’s important to make the surfaces wet I think.

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

So then it all went up much easier. Cleared the ground.

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Lick of paint

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Stick the tops on.

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Stop for a break (this actually took a few weeks in total)

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Now on with the bbq/oven thing/

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Finishing touches

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Testing the oven

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

All done

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Finished

Brick BBQ/Garden Kitchen

Time to use it…

BBQ

Yummy

BBQ

Works pretty well.

2 thoughts on “Making a Kitchen Garden/Brick BBQ

  1. pva on the blocks will kill the suck on them thats why thay wouldnt stick together to much suck on um but looks good

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