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How to Build an Outdoor Stacked Stone Fireplace (page 2 of 3)

Add fireside ambiance to your backyard with an outdoor fireplace made with stacked stone.

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Step 4: Build a Façade Frame

Referring to dimensions on notepad, cut 2X4 lumber to size with chop saw. Assemble each 2X4 with nails using nail gun or with screws using drill.

Step 5: Attach Cement Board

Cut cement board to size using chop saw. Using drill, attach cement boards to frame with concrete screws. For smaller areas of frame, use chop saw to cut cement boards to size.

Step 6: Add Mortar

Mix mortar, referring to directions on packaging. Use trowel to scoop mortar from bucket, then add mortar to predetermined cement boards. TIP: Applying mortar in sections will keep it from drying out prior to placing stone.

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