How to Build an Easy Stone Grill Surround- upgrade your BBQ with this stone surround. No cutting involved!
I love the look of stone grill surrounds, but I couldn't justify spending thousands of dollars having one custom-made. I wanted a grilling station that offered counter space for food prep. Naturally, I decided to go the DIY outdoor kitchen route to upgrade our grill! This project took a weekend and it's beginner-friendly.
I didn't need to cut a single stone with made this whole process a breeze! I highly recommend using these Retaining wall blocks. Their size and weight made them very easy to work with.
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How to Build an Easy Stone Grill Surround
Note: The best grill to use for this project is one with a straight design.
Concrete retaining wall caps (for the top of the surround countertops)
Patio stones (for the bottom trim)
Landscape or masonry adhesive
I wanted each row of the stones to have an alternating pattern. After some experimenting, I learned that I needed 8 stones to create this. For the first row, I lined the stones up in 2 rows. I used a level to make sure they were straight.
I arranged the second row as pictured and adhered them using landscape adhesive.
I repeated these 2 alternating rows until I reached the bottom of the side burner. Then, I switched to 6 stones for the final 2 rows.
There were 2 small gaps under the sides of the grill, so I cut wood to size and pushed it into the gap. Then, I nailed a 1x2 to the end of the wood and attached hooks to hold BBQ tools.
Next, I glued on the wall caps to serve as concrete countertops using landscape adhesive.
The final step was to attach the patio stone to the bottom to create a base.
Finally, enjoy some time outdoors with your new barbecue grilling station!
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I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making this BBQ Grilling Station, or any of my other outdoor projects, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, just tag me @ginamicheleblog. Happy DIYing!