Create a form for the upper countertop. Because it overhangs the barbecue by a few feet, it is a good idea to brace it. This may be slight overkill, but better safe than sorry. Create brace forms out of wood, we made 3.
Attach them to the side of the barbecue and pour them first. Make sure to add rebar to them before they dry. These braces will stick up through the bottom of the countertop form.
Create that form from wood. Ours overhangs by about one foot. Make sure this is very well supported and contains rebar.
Mix concrete and pour it into the mold. make sure it is thoroughly set for a few days before even attempting to remove the form.
Mix up the stucco mix and add whatever color you like. Trowel it onto the outside of the blocks. Don’t put it on the countertop. Go and select what tile you will use.
Select what tile you will use and get a tile cutter. Mix up the tile glue.
Trowel on the glue and apply tile to countertops and short backsplash area between the upper and lower counters in the front.
We applied the edge tiles first, then put in the tiles around the perimeter on the top. Then we laid the center tiles diagonally. Once that is all laid install the sink and side burner.
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