How to Build a Brick Grill

A great way to add value to the home and to entertain guests who come over for dinner is to have a grill in the back yard. Why buy a cheap aluminum one when you can build your own brick grill! This is cheap and easy to build and can be created in under a weekend. Go online and look up some generic grill designs. You can find these at the library and local hardware store. It is best to ask questions about supplies when you are getting them and get some customization tips as well. Required Materials/Tools Bricks Cement Sand Water Rebar Mortar Grill pegs 2×4″ stock Nails Stakes String Shovel Trowel Level String Pencil/paper Wheel barrow Hose Instructions First we need to build a foundation. Locate where you want the grill to go and dig about 4 inches and create an even surface the...

How to Build a Home Theater

It’s nice to watch football on a Sunday with a big entertainment center, surround sound, and a nice space to keep the DVD, DVD/VHS player and DVR. If you want to hook up and keep track of a lot of peripherals, you need the space and organization of a home theater and entertainment center. When you have finished, you will have a visual/audio experience that will make going to the movies a thing of the past! Required Materials Electronics of choice 2×4″ stock Sense wood stock (wider the better) 1″ high density plywood Foam Fabric Plush furniture Firm carpeting Carpentry glue Level Staples Screws Shelf pins Masking tape Tape measure Hammer Ram set for cement walls Drill with full drill-bit set Staple gun Paper/pencil Instructions Make the screen wall first. This will...

How to Build a Fire Escape

Escaping from a burning building is never going to be an easy task, even more so if you’re not on ground level, so building your own fire escape could be a life saver for loved ones, and gives great peace of mind that you’re more protected than just relying on a fire alarm. Making your own fire escape from lengths of rope and pieces of timber is very easy to do, although a little time consuming, and makes a great home DIY project. The fire escape requires a window that can be fully opened on a vertical hinge. Begin by measuring the height of the drop the fire escape needs to cover, then double this length, to take into consideration the knots that need to be tied. You’ll need two lengths of half inch three strand rope, one for each side of your ladder. Avoid rope that can...