My BBQ grill project grew from the ashes of a horrific grill setup I lived with for too many years.
My lovely stainless steel grill sat utop a stack of cinder blocks that was an embarrasement to my family, my relatives and my ancestors.
One night whilst I slept, I heard Grandpa Carl call out to me in a dream, "Get rid of that damn pile of blocks and build a real grill son."
So I did.
BBQ version 1.0 circa 2000
BBQ version 2.0 - The cinder block years 2004-2013
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BBQ version 2013 - The Golden Age of BBQ Grills - 2013
The project was broken into 4 phases:
Phase 1 - Site Prep
The current patio is sanded brick and required a concrete slab for the grill foundation.
Phase 1 - Site Prep Complete
Phase 2 - Framing
I used pressure treated 2x4 and 4x4 with 1/2" OSB plywood.
OSB covered with fiberboard.
Felt paper covers the grill making sure to overlap the paper for proper water drainage.
Felt paper around sink.
Phase 2 - Framing Complete
Phase 3 - Cedar Siding
I decided to use tongue and groove clear or better cedar for the exterior. I love the apperance and fragrence of cedar.
I decided to use aluminum L extrusion for the countertop border.
Phase 3 - Siding Complete
Phase 4 - Countertop
The final phase of the project was countertop using a 12"x24" limestone.
I used excess felt paper to protect the cedar from mortar and grout splash.
Countertop tile and sink installed.
Phase 4 - Countertop Complete
After installing sink, grill, and custom made doors, the project was complete.
All photos copyright of Michael Hallack and may not be used without permission.
Mike Hallack 2013