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How to Enclose a Grill

By Peter Grant ; Updated September 21, 2017

Adding an enclosure to your grill can give visitors the illusion that you have a custom-built outdoor kitchen. The enclosure can also provide protection for your grill from the elements during the ever-changing four seasons. Building a brick-stack grill enclosure around your grill will allow you to provide year-round grill protection and a stylish outdoor landscape piece.

Step 1

Find a level surface upon which to build the base for the enclosure. Use a leveler for any ground surface you may use.

Step 2

Create a level concrete pad on top of the surface that will serve as the grill's primary surface. Pour a concrete pad with a thickness of 1/2 inch to 1 inch measuring 48 by 39 inches. Allow the concrete to dry and cure overnight.

Step 3

Begin to lay the bricks by starting at one corner, holding the brick horizontally, and placing it into a thin layer of cement administered by the cement laying tool. Continue to lay the bricks in the same fashion, first creating a brick layer on the bottom of the level surface and allowing it to set and dry over the course of a couple of hours.

Step 4

Place your grill onto the brick surface and begin to construct a brick wall around the grill, ensuring that the fit will not be too tight and that you will still be able to easily pull the grill in and out of the enclosure when it comes time to repair it or change the propane tank, if there is one. Allow each layer of bricks to set before applying additional layers.

 

Things You Will Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Leveler
  • Bricks
  • Cement
  • Cement layer

About the Author

 

Peter Grant has been a professional writer since 1998 and software engineer since 1995. He has contributed to academic papers, open-source software projects and technical documentation across several industries. Grant holds a master's degree in public policy from National University.