You will be building a beautiful structure soon, and in order to do this you need to make sure that you have the proper tools. Although not all of the listed tools are a necessity, we have found that they assist in making the building process much smoother. Some of the tools we have used to build these same structures are as follows:
Circular saw or masonry saw with diamond blade
Bucket or mixing bin
Plug-in drill / mortar mixer (Cordless drills may not have enough torque)
Masonry drill bit
Gloves, rubber dipped
Grinder with masonry attachment
Eye and ear protection
You may want or need to use more than these tools to complete your project. This is just a reminder of the tools you may consider using. If you don’t own many of these tools, don’t worry. Many of them can be borrowed from friends or rented from local tool rental shops or home improvement stores.
The block types and other building materials needed to complete these outdoor projects are listed below. It is not a bad idea to purchase a few more of each block just in case you run into some cracked or broken ones. It does happen on occasion. It should be noted that this list of materials for the rough in build does NOT include any extras. Each plan will have a detailed list of materials needed to complete that specific plan.