Step-by-step: How to build a block counter
Use this guide to plan and build the base of our barbecue bar
Lay out and spread a bed of mortarSee finished photo and full article
Snap chalk lines that are a consistent distance ― 1 or 2 inches ― from each side of the blocks.
Use a pencil to mark the openings exactly, then double-check that the openings are the correct width. Use a framing square to check the corners. Dampen the slab.
Mix a batch of mortar and spread a layer about ½ inch thick in between the layout lines.