|These plans for brick BBQ pits
are from "Today's Woman Barbecue Cook Book" published in 1954. There are several
other pit plans in the book that I will add to the page later. These pits reference
cast-iron fireplace units manufactured by The Majestic Co. in Huntington, Indiana. I'm not
sure if this company is still in business but you could always fabricate your own from
Someone also sent me email
about another source for parts:
P.O. Box 420
Sweetwater, TN 37874
The make a complete outdoor fireplace model #OF-56. They
also make two sizes of cast iron grates. Model # 16-G is 11 3/4" x 16 1/2" and
Model # 24-G is 16 7/8" x 23 5/8". They also make a Dutch Oven Door Model #
There are plans for several other pits in this book that I
will be adding to this page. Also, I recently got a copy of the Sunset BBQ Book from 1945
that has lots of additional plans. Look for some of those here as well.
You can click on all the images on the following pages for
a larger view.
For a glimpse of a real homebuilt brick BBQ pit check out
Dave Lineback's pit, nicknamed Wilber D.
||A brick pit with a vertical
cooking chamber and a wood storage rack.
||A pit similar to the one above,
except it is built from concrete blocks and without the storage rack.