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Project by EWJSMITH posted 09-19-2012 09:20 PM 2674 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got tired of our BBQ tipping over when it became windy (which is always here in Newfoundland :-)). SO I built this little bbq island to enclose it. Just used some pressure treated fence boards and 2×4 framing. I could have used a couple of bungie cords to secure the bbq to the deck but heck, what fun is there in that!

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#1 posted 09-19-2012 09:31 PM

Nice BBQ Station! Time for some grilled pork!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 09-19-2012 09:33 PM

Nice station.
Two words… extinguisher.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 09-19-2012 09:46 PM

This is really a neat idea! Solid built. Anything for the love of BBQ!

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#4 posted 09-20-2012 02:57 AM

That looks great, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#5 posted 09-20-2012 10:56 AM

Nice Station,
Two words (again).......use often….season generously….cook slowly….fire extinguisher unused. :)
Now…a deck, pergola comfortable chairs, stereo and/or tv, and friends…ahhhhhh! :)

-- Tim Harrelson

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#6 posted 09-20-2012 11:29 AM

I need to do the same. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#7 posted 09-20-2012 12:39 PM

Just a word of caution, I was in the propane business at one time, and we always had 20 pound propane tanks sitting on our loading racks. Every once in a while we would hear and smell gas escaping through the safety valves when they were in the hot sun, in summer. I hope you have a vent somewhere in the enclosure to allow that gas to escape. Otherwise, before you light it, open the lid and smell around the burners before you light it. Wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt, it is a volatile heat source.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#8 posted 09-20-2012 01:30 PM

That looks awesome! And come on, just one picture??? :)

You’ve got my imagination going now, the base for our grill is wobbly and breaking, but the top is OK…This might be a fun project. I’m paranoid, so I might line the part where the grill sits with stone or something as a barrier from the wood.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#9 posted 09-20-2012 05:22 PM

How hot does it get around the wood? Have you fired it up yet? It makes me nervous, but it sure is beautiful!

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#10 posted 09-20-2012 07:20 PM

i don’t think that there would be a concern for fire with regards to heat from the bbq catching the stucture on fire. i’ve bbq’d almost every evenng this summer and the wood closest the q has no indicatiosn of scorching or burns.
note that the bbq isn’t resting on a wooden base. the bbq is still on it’s origianl base with wheels. i just built this thing around it.
never thought about the vent so i might put on in the back just for good measure. that said, I never light the q wihtout first opening the lid and checking for gas anyways. but i do like the vent idea. thx.

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#11 posted 09-21-2012 02:17 AM

this looks awesome, i had same idea to build a bbq in my shop class, but i can’t find any plans, would you send me a rough plan please?

-- leewanlixuan

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