Brick outdoor fireplace is a wonderful thing to have in your backyard. You can create the warmest and the coziest setup for outdoor meals or just hanging out. It will be a relaxation zone with comfortable chairs, little tables and swings. It’s a place for romantic evenings and family gatherings.
The way of how to build an outdoor brick fireplace is not too different from building it inside the house. The only difference is, that the chimney won’t be so difficult to construct. And, another important detail – you obviously have to prepare even concrete or slab surface to build it on. If you want to build it on the porch – that will do as well.
Let’s start this journey, Firstly, you have to look for some outdoor brick fireplace plans. There’re plenty of free ones. Choose the one that you like and see, what and how much material you have to buy. But cement blocks and a cement solution are the most necessary things. When you got everything you need, begin your brick outdoor fireplace DIY with laying out the blocks to form a pedestal. Fill the blocks in with the pieces of a foam board, so that you don’t have to waste cement on that. Also, install some vertical foam stripes in the outer part of the base, so that the mortar won’t spill out. Then fill the top parts of the blocks and space between them with the cement solution. Remove the unnecessary foam and lay concrete flats on the top of the base. It’s where the actual fireplace is going to sit on. Fill all the gaps with mortal and start laying the bricks according to your project.
The next step is installing the fire bricks all around the fire box, using a special heat stop mortar. If you want to, make an arch opening with the cut up bricks and wooden panels as the support. At this point, you want to let everything dry up for a couple of days. Then remove the wood from the arch and continue constructing a firebox and chimney as it’s said in your fire brick outdoor fireplace plan. Don’t forget about the chimney pipe.
When the constructing part is done, you may start recreating your favorite of the outdoor brick fireplace designs. You may paint or tile it, attach wooden, marble or stone decorations, mantel, grate and so on. The result will impress you.