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Measure and mark where the brick is going to lie. Our design calls for the brick to lie 3" out from the face of the cabinet. Snap a chalk line on the floor surface designating the location for the face of the brick.
From the top of the counter, measure the distance of the reveal according to the plan. In our case, the reveal will extend down 30 1/2" from the top. Mark and snap a chalk line at that height. This will be where the top of the brick trim will lie and will provide measurements of the brick. Note: Due to the slope in the patio, some bricks will need to be larger than others. The bricks will be cut to size: shorter at the higher end of the slope and taller at the lower end.
Lay out all the brick to be cut, stacking them together as shown. Get the measurements for the low and high side. Then snap a chalk line that corresponds to those measurements across the top face of the bricks. In our case, the bricks needed to be cut to create a slope going from 3 1/2" at the low end and 5 1/2" at the high end.
Before cutting, use a pencil or piece of chalk to number the bricks to indicate order. When laying the bricks, you'll simply need to follow the numbers on the brick in order to get the slope you need.