I have an old brick coal bunker around which decking has been laid. I intend on converting it into a BBQ, but have not attempted a similar project before. I have a plan, and the question is whether it is feasible.
Step 1: Create a rail system to hold a drum BBQ in the centre of the bunker
- This rail system will use oval chrome rail fixed to the drum replacing the as-bought legs
- The rail will then slot into oval sockets, such that the BBQ can be lifted out if it requires cleaning or replacement
Step 2: Build the side walls of the bunker up to prevent sparks from damaging the fence
- Use similar bricks and mortar to create a 1m high planar wall on each side
- Not sure if any reinforcement will be required
Step 3: Create a surface around the BBQ drum
- Currently considering stainless steel sheet with a cut out for the drum
- Use timbers to brace on either end, resting on bricks front and back
- Not sure if more bracing will be required
- Not sure if it will require fixing - tempted to let gravity and the drum hold it in place, in case it needs lifting
Step 4: Some sort of roof?
- Probably wooden slats over the top of the two brick walls, just to keep off the worst of the rain
- BBQ will be covered anyway, when not in use
Eager to find out if I am wasting my time, or if this could be a good project over the next few weekends to prep for summer.