Our old 1970’s style brick barbie had seen better days, so Kev decided to
convert it into a Frank Lloyd-Wright inspired garden seat.
Step 1: Remove all the loose
material. Wear gloves for spider and cut protection!
Step 2: Cut the supporting walls off at
a height of 400 to 450mm. Kev used an angle grinder with a diamond disc to
“score” the walls so the upper section can be removed without destabilising
Step 3: Use a lump hammer and bolster to
remove the unwanted sections of brickwork.
Step 4: Sit the capping plank in a thick
bed of liquid nails. There’s no need to screw or nail it down – the glue
will hold it perfectly well once it’s cured. Fix a face board to it with
galvanised nails and more glue. Lay the seat planks in the same way, and
then fix more face boards in place on the front of the seat with Liquid
Nails and fasteners. What could be simpler!
Wear a dust mask when cutting
masonry with a blade – there’s lots of dust!.
Selleys Liquid Nails is available at all good hardware stores.