Concrete block/brick veneer question

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Boomer

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I want to build this concrete block grill stand and dress it up with faux thin brick to hide the concrete block seams. Can I apply the thin brick directly onto the concrete block or do I have to have some type of backing on the block first before I adhere the tiles? I have attached a photo of what I want to build and a photo of a similar finish. Thank you.

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bud16415

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You can mortar them straight up. Make sure you put a footing down for the block and get down below the frost depth for your area. If they move around they will crack and also crack the brick facing.
 

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Are those concrete blocks just stacked, or are they set in mortar?
 

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If you zoom in, you can see they are set in mortar.
 
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