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xx   FOOD

How to select the right barbecue grill for your needs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1971 (v.49#6) pg. 90

Photo shows island barbecue pit built from cement blocks with redwood 2x4s around four sides for seating. Est. cost: $90.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 12

Tip shows how to make a barbecue pit from prefabricated manhole pipe with a threaded support inside to hold the grill and fire gate.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 119

Sketch shows how to build a barbecue center with a 3-ft. square pit in the center of an 8-ft. square concrete slab. There are redwood slat benches on two sides.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 127

A short course in how to get the most out of your grill.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1980 (v.58#6) pg. 120

Three-piece barbecue set (kebab skewer, toaster and fork) are made from dowels and welding rod.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1969 (v.59#8) pg. 52

Build an outdoor circular firepit from gravel, sand, and solid blocks.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP May 2000 (v.23#7) pg. 56

Spring tune-up. How to care for a gas barbecue.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1992 (v.15#8) pg. 14

Building a barbecue pit from concrete blocks in eight easy steps. Est. cost: $60.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1992 (v.15#8) pg. 17

Barbecue tools for the weekend chef. (1) Bib apron with spotted chicken motif on the pocket. (2) Painted handles on purchased tools. (3) Crock painted with chickens and a checkered border. (4) Director's chair seat and back decorated with checkered border and chicken motifs.
CRAFTS Jun 1993 (v.16#6) pg. 26, 43

A 4-in-1 barbecue you can build fits on a 10-ft. square brick slab and has a storage unit made from clay flue liners, a grill, a clay flue lined baking oven and a large capacity smoker. Plans (free) must be ordered.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 14 1978 (v.91#7) pg. 88

Permanent outdoor barbecue grill is made from brick and cement blocks without the use of mortar.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 27 1982 (v.95#6) pg. 105, 118

Outdoor barbecue grill is made from two or three layers of grooved cement blocks and two 24" diameter grates. No mortar required.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 27 1982 (v.95#6) pg. 107, 118

Stone grill for outdoor cooking.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #81 Aug 1964 (v.14#4) pg. 55

Barbecue pit pedestal with concrete slab table for top.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #86 Jun 1965 (v.15#3) pg. 28

Open barbecue pit made of large stones.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #86 Jun 1965 (v.15#3) pg. 36

Indoor hooded, and vented barbecue center with brick storage wells and seats.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #88 Oct 1965 (v.15#5) pg. 38

Beautify your backyard with masonry and concrete projects. Part 1. (1) How to extend a concrete patio. (2) How to make a patio bench. (3) Capping a brick wall with concrete. (4) Installing a barbecue in concrete.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #126 Apr 1971 (v.21#4) pg. 30

Wood patio deck has benches on all four sides and a firepit in the center. Firepit cover allows it to be used as a table or for additional seating.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #187 Feb 1978 (v.28#2) pg. 32

Tip shows how to make a big outdoor grill from an oil drum and scrap pipe.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #192 Sep 1978 (v.28#7) pg. 79

Outdoor rustic fireplace is built from either brick or stone.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 112

How to build a barbecue grill from a 55 gal. drum.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 92

Seven backyard improvements. (1) Firepit. (2) Kitchen bump out. (3) Curved wooden deck bench. (4) Privacy fence. (5) Water garden in a wooden barrel. (6) Contemporary hammock stand. (7) Second story circular deck.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #239 May-Jun 1983 (v.33#5) pg. 51

Wordless Workshop suggests how to make a fireproof tile-faced pad to place on a wooden deck beneath a barbecue grill.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 103

Build a one-leg folding table which temporarily attaches to a barbecue grill sideboard to provide enlarged work space.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #359 Jun 1995 (v.45#6) pg. 104

Overhaul your gas grill. Tips on cleaning, painting, repairing, updating the gas connection, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #387 Apr 1998 (v.48#4) pg. 24

Fire in the garden. Ideas for adding candles, torch lights or an outdoor fireplace. Includes instructions for building a fire pit.
GARDEN GATE #29 Oct 1999 pg. 10

Troubleshooting your outdoor gas grill.
HOME MECHANIX #697 May 1986 (v.82) pg. 34

Gas-grill tuneup. Maintenance tips to keep your gas-fired barbecue operating properly.
HOME MECHANIX #747 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.86) pg. 76

Beyond the basic barbecue. Three outdoor fireplaces to build. (1) Stone-covered barbecue counter. (2) Sante Fe fireplace. (3) Chinese smoker oven.
HOME MECHANIX #757 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.87) pg. 68

Cookout kitchens. Three outdoor cooking centers that go beyond the basic barbecue. (1) All-in-one unit features gas grill, electric wok, refrigerator, sink, ceramic tile work surface, and synthetic stucco over plywood cabinet. (2) Charcoal-fired kettle grill is inset into a tiled countertop. (3) Concrete block unit is finished with split-face stone and ceramic tile.
HOME MECHANIX #776 Jun 1993 (v.89) pg. 62

A buyer's guide to outdoor gas grills. How to care for your gas grill is also discussed.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.12#6) pg. 22

Open-air cooking. Creating an outdoor cooking space. Includes plans for three brick barbecue units.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1989 (v.14#5) pg. 36

How to choose and use portable gas grills.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 70

A rockhound's barbecue pit. How to build a fireplace/barbecue (48"x38"x38") from adobe brick and cast blocks which are decorated with patterns made from tumbled stones.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #543 Jan 1983 pg. 16

Two ways to use bundles of herb twigs to scent and flavor grilled meat.
KITCHEN GARDEN #6 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 8

Installing an outdoor gas-fired barbecue grill.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #530 Jul 1972 (v.68) pg. 75

Make a barbecue grill from half of a 55 gallon steel drum. Add pipe legs and a steel expanded mesh cooking surface.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #544 Sep 1973 (v.69) pg. 100

Make your own inside-outside grill. Sheet metal unit features a firebox set inside an outer box. Outside box has removable legs, made of pipe, so unit can be used either outside at standing height, or inside in a fireplace. Constructed of 24-gauge metal. Est. cost: $30.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #580 Sep 1976 (v.72) pg. 130

How to convert a charcoal grill to electric with an electric heating element and lava rock. Est. cost: $30.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #591 Aug 1977 (v.73) pg. 38

Two-level deck features a built in firepit for barbecuing.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #638 Jul 1981 (v.77) pg. 80-O

How to build a large brick barbecue base with two large storage areas and a built-in bench.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #661 Jun 1983 (v.79) pg. 44

How to make a barbecue cooker from a discarded Freon pressure tank and assorted shop scraps.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #57 May-Jun 1979 pg. 95

How to make real Texas barbecue in a backyard barbecue pit.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #63 May-Jun 1980 pg. 160

How to build a large barbecue pit to roast a whole hog on a revolving spit. Made from a 300-gallon gas tank. Includes recipe for barbecue sauce.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 104

Tip: Make a barbecue grill from a large flower pot.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 44

Outdoor barbecue is built from dry-stacked concrete block and refractory brick. It features two fire boxes.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #94 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 82

How to build a mold and cast your own decorative concrete blocks. Use the blocks to form outdoor seating, planter boxes, barbecue grill, etc.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1981 (v.2#5) pg. 41, 45

Five "easy places" that create backyard vacation spots. (1) A prefabricated gazebo. (2) Lattice fences. (3) A multi-level barbecue. (4) A hot tub built into a deck. (5) A deck built on a level lot. Photos and sketches are included for each, but not complete construction details.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1986 (v.7#6) pg. 41

Real barbecue pit sunk in patio.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1963 (v.119#5) pg. 163

Outdoor planter and barbecue grill unit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1963 (v.120#1) pg. 121

Barbecue grill made from bourbon barrel. The smoke gives food something extra.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1965 (v.123#6) pg. 142

Gas fired outdoor barbecue pit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.124#2) pg. 145

Outdoor barbecue grill cut from a 32-gallon steel drum and mounted on a 4-ft. high steel pole sunk into the ground. The grill rotates to block the wind and can be lifted off the pole for cleaning.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1966 (v.125#6) pg. 125

Outdoor brick barbecue pit is shaped like a wishing well.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1968 (v.129#5) pg. 130

How to convert a brick charcoal grill to gas.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1969 (v.131#4) pg. 166

Patio firepit is built of three tiers of paving bricks. Est cost: $15.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1969 (v.132#1) pg. 148

Cookout gazebo is a backyard entertainment center with its own barbecue grill. Covered deck and benches on three sides are shaded by an 18-ft. square roof.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1970 (v.133#3) pg. 160

How to install a gas barbecue grill.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1971 (v.135#5) pg. 136

Install an electric barbecue grill in this decorative roll-around cabinet. Odors are removed by an under-the-grill exhaust fan which pushes air out of a flexible exhaust duct. The grill can be used in kitchen, dining room, family room, or outdoors, wherever you have placed the needed exhaust hookup.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1972 (v.137#2) pg. 134

Barbecue bar for a family room. Includes Jenn-Air cooktop, undercounter refrigerator and in-counter food center. Cabinet is 29" deep, 81" long and 35" high with drawers and cupboards for storage. Cabinet is constructed from plywood and covered with plastic laminate.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1979 (v.151#5) pg. 148

Make your own barbecue skewers from stainless steel rod, wood, leather, and copper pipe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1980 (v.154#1) pg. 91

Barbecue in a well. "Wishing Well" is actually a large-capacity barbecue pit with a roof.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 130

Scraper to clean off your barbecue grill.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1984 (v.161#5) pg. 183

Gas grill tuneup. Cleaning the grates, checking and cleaning the burner, ignition checks, painting grill and propane tank, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1990 (v.167#8) pg. 91

Tip on cleaning and tuning up an outdoor gas-fired barbecue grill.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1994 (v.171#7) pg. 74

A stone patio and full-featured masonry barbecue that you can build.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1999 (v.176#4) pg. 102

Shish kebab rack for barbecue grill.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1963 (v.182#5) pg. 99

Built-in barbecue pit under your picnic table.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1964 (v.185#1) pg. 116

Cover for open top portable barbecue grill keeps rain out and serves as a table during cookouts.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1965 (v.186#6) pg. 210

Portable barbecue grill made from a 5-gallon pail, three pipe flanges and some pipe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1966 (v.188#1) pg. 132

An attractive outdoor cooking grill. Circular firepit is 3-ft. in diameter and surrounded with a brick ring 5 ft. in diameter. An added feature of elegance is a giant sun dial which covers the pit to keep out rain, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1966 (v.188#6) pg. 132

Build a barbecue patio for your yard. A wooden deck 10-ft. square, has built-in benches on all four sides and a sunken barbecue pit (firepit) in the middle. There is a removable wooden top to cover the firepit when not in use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1975 (v.207#2) pg. 88

Barbecue storage shed. One wall of this outdoor storage shed is built of masonry and has a brick barbecue pit and warming oven. Behind this wall there is an 8x8-ft. storage building.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1976 (v.209#2) pg. 96

Tip shows how to make a simple scraper to clean a barbecue grill.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1977 (v.211#4) pg. 197

Indoor barbecue. Photos shows how a woodburning cook stove (range) and a charcoal-fired barbecue grill were built into a kitchen. This built-in cook center required pouring a concrete footer to support the heavy masonry cement blocks and bricks which surround the range and grill.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1978 (v.212#5) pg. 114

Buyer's guide to portable gas grills.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1979 (v.215#1) pg. 6

Outdoor barbecue made from discarded electric hot water heater and old refrigerator legs.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep 1965 (v.36#9) pg. 21

Build a brick backyard barbecue pit.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1979 pg. 80

Tip on how to make a raised barbecue pit from eight rows of stacked brick and a concrete stepping stone. Bricks are not mortared. Est. cost: $15.
SUNSET Jun 1977 (v.158#6) pg. 110

How to make a lid for a round barbecue grill that will snuff lit charcoal and save it for another cookout.
SUNSET Jul 1978 (v.161#1) pg. 122

How to dig a barbecue pit in the ground and roast a 26 lb. beef chuck roast. Covers preparing the pit, building the fire, seasoning and wrapping the meat, cooking the meat for 12 hours and tips on serving.
SUNSET Aug 1979 (v.163#2) pg. 78

Make a firepot from the cut off ends of two iron boiler tanks (heads) of different sizes.
SUNSET Mar 1980 (v.164#3) pg. 122

Cross-bar barbecue spit is made from steel plumbing pipe. Suitable for roasting a whole pig. Est. cost: $65.
SUNSET Aug 1982 (v.169#2) pg. 96

Barbecue kettle is mounted on a swinging arm. The unit swings under a raised porch for storage when not in use.
SUNSET Jun 1983 (v.170#6) pg. 155

How to make a barbecue grill from a steel barrel. It can cook up to 40 lbs. of beef or 20 chicken halves at one time.
SUNSET May 1984 (v.172#5) pg. 120

Barbecue basics. Grilling methods, heat, cooking time and doneness test information is given in chart form for various cuts of lamb, pork, fish, beef, veal and poultry.
SUNSET May 1986 (v.176#5) pg. 220

Gas barbecue grills. How to choose one or make better use of the one you have.
SUNSET Jun 1989 (v.182#6) pg. 198

Outdoor kitchens. Advice on what to include, planning the space, choosing a grill and adding components along the way.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #817 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.93) pg. 29

Circular barbecue pit is built with two courses of brick on a concrete slab.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1971 (v.27#3) pg. 8

Outdoor barbecue pit is shaped like a wishing-well and features a cone-shaped roof covered with wood shingles. The circular base is built of cobblestone or brick.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1980 (v.36#4) pg. 24

Backyard barbecue/smoker is build from a 55 gal. oil drum. Unit is supported by a galvanized pipe and wood frame.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 12

Brick barbecue is built on a 46"x46" concrete slab from 167 bricks.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1986 (v.42#4) pg. 46