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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Cordless drill
    • Bucket
    • Level
    • Wheelbarrow
    • Safety glasses
    • Spade
    • Tuckpointing tool

You'll also need a margin trowel, a mason's trowel, a concave jointer, a concrete float and a brick hammer.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • 36 in. cardboard concrete form
    • 48 in. cardboard concrete form (or for less money substitute a 4x8 sheet of hardboard to make both forms)
    • Ten 80-lb. bags of concrete mix
    • Two 10 ft. lengths of 3/8-in. rebar
    • 25 firebricks
    • One half-gallon bucket of refractory cement (sold at a brickyard)
    • 120 face bricks
    • Five 80-lb. bags of Type N mortar mix

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