DIY - Build your own outdoor fireplace from brick

by | Jun 23, 2010 08:53 AM ET

You may have heard about the growing trend toward outdoor kitchens and outdoor rooms that include things like fireplaces and furniture. Here are a couple of examples:

See also: Outdoor Living Paradise

One of the materials used in these spaces is brick. And it seems like you should be able to do brick yourself, but it just isn't that easy. Getting brick right is not as simple as it looks.

That's where this video comes in. It shows you all of the basic tools and techniques needed to build an outdoor fireplace and grill surround out of brick, from the tools at the very beginning down to acid washing at the end:

Part 2

It is a really good introduction to the bricklaying process. By the time you get done with part 5, you will feel a lot more comfortable with brick projects.

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