River Stone Barbeque

A large barbecue, constructed outdoors, is wrapped in river stone. River stones of varying size are arranged in a fluid mosaic.  A relief carving of a salmon is set into the mosaic. The salmon is surrounded by smaller stones, which extend in a continuous narrow band, suggesting the flow of water.

The joints are dry pack, tight joints concealing the mortar.

The left section of the barbecue is lined with refractory firebrick and supports two barbecue grills.  On the right, a large woodbox provides plenty of space for the storage of firewood.

The masonry is capped with an extensive slab of poured concrete.  The concrete surface is polished and creates a spacious countertop workspace.

All the materials and colours complement the natural surroundings, enhancing the experience of outdoor entertaining.