Get ready for summer by building a DIY grill station this winter. The weather is cold and there is nothing to do outdoors, so get busy with some fun DIY projects for summer. Creating an outdoor grilling station will keep all of your BBQ utensils in one location for easy access and better outdoor cooking experience.
A DIY grill station can be custom built to include plenty of food preparation area, storage, and can even have wheels to make it easy to move around as needed. Check out these 15 DIY grill stations for outdoor BBQ and cooking to find the style and size that will work best for you.
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Large Grill Island
Use this idea to give a DIY barbecue grill station the look of a built-in outdoor kitchen. Start with a gas grill, then build custom cabinets topped with granite around it. These step by step instructions will show you how and the results will be spectacular. You can build an outdoor kitchen for a fraction of the cost it would be to hire a contractor to come in and do the job.
Save money and keep the family in your backyard this summer by building this large grill island.
Portable BBQ Island
Easy to build BBQ island is just the right size and has wheels for easy mobility. Two shelves, hanging racks for towels and utensils, plus a butcher block top for food preparation.
Use this outdoor BBQ island to hold everything you need for a grilled meal. Use the island to transport unprepared food to the grill, then transport the grilled food to the table. No worries about dropping the food or the dog jumping up on you when she smells the food you’re carrying.
Faux Rock DIY Grill Station
Use this idea to create faux rock side storage for your large DIY outdoor grill. These free plans will show you how to make an ordinary backyard grill look like a built-in outdoor kitchen.
Stone veneer is attached to the sheet metal side panel to create attractive hidden storage on each side of the grill. Plenty of space to store grilling utensils and the stone veneer will last as long as the grill.
Rolling DIY Grill Station
This grill station is self-contained and ready to roll along wherever you go. Create a DIY BBQ island with these detailed instructions that can hold everything you need and is easy to roll around. Large sections are built under each side of the grill for storage and two large work surfaces flank either side of the grill for plenty of food prep area.
The bottom has six castors which make this outdoor cooking station easy to move to your desired grilling location and easy to push back into the storage area when cooking is done.
Granite Topped Grill Station
Granite is great for use inside and outside of the home for creating easy to clean surfaces. If you have a piece of granite left over from a home remodel, put it to good use with this idea for DIY BBQ grill station for a tabletop style grill.
A small table top grill needs a stable and heat-proof surface to set on and a slab of granite placed on top of a new DIY wood frame is ideal. Use these free plans to build a granite-topped grill station with a bottom shelf for storage.
Wood Pallet DIY BBQ Station
Use these free plans to recycle old wood pallets into an attractive, functional and cheap DIY grill station.
Build the island as large or small as needed, then load it up with all the utensils, spices, cookware, and wine that you will need for grilling a meal. Place a portable grill nearby and everything you need for a great meal will be at your fingertips.
DIY BBQ Island Cart
These step by step instructions will show you how to build a DIY BBQ island cart that can keep everything needed right at your fingertip while you’re grilling.
Two bottom shelves and a top food prep surface, towel rack, utensil rack, two side pockets that can hold bottles, and there’s even an attached bottle opener. The attached bottom wheels make the cart easy to move around as needed.
Constructed from metal pipe and lumber, this DIY BBQ island will be used for years.
Weber DIY Grill Station
This is ideal for those who prefer to grill with charcoal on the round Weber grills. Build a DIY grill station around the Weber so there will be plenty of food prep surface area and storage for the large bags of charcoal.
Portable Kitchen Grill Station
This outdoor grill station is portable and has running water. These free plans make this an easy DIY project and the portable kitchen can go where you go.
A sink with running water on one end and a charcoal grill on the other with a food prep surface in the middle Bottom storage shelf can hold everything you need for a fun day of grilling in the backyard.
Propane DIY Grill Station
Use this idea to make your free-standing propane grill look part of a built-in outdoor kitchen.
Recycle wood, tile, or whatever other building materials you have on hand to create a unique DIY grill station for your patio, deck or backyard. These free plans show you how to create a hidden bottom cabinet to keep the propane tank out of sight, yet easily accessible for turning on or off.
DIY BBQ Island Cart
Use these detailed instructions for building a portable DIY BBQ island cart that is easy to move around. This idea can transform an inexpensive charcoal grill into a mini outdoor kitchen that can easily be rolled around.
Amaze your friends at your next BBQ with your new grill cart that looks like a piece of high-end outdoor kitchen furniture.
Rolling Grill Station
This attractive rolling DIY grill station is built around a Weber grill to make outdoor cooking more enjoyable.
These round styles of Weber grills are favored by many charcoal grill masters but they don’t provide surface space for utensils and supplies. This ingenious design offers plenty of top surface space for food prep, a bottom shelf for storage, and an end towel rack that doubles as a handle to push the cart with.
This free YouTube video will guide you through the DIY build so you can have professional results.
Big Green Egg DIY Grill Station
Another favorite DIY charcoal grill model is the Big Green Egg. It also has the same drawback as the round Weber grills – no work surface space. But these free plans can change all that for you.
Follow these instructions and build a large table with a concrete work surface and bottom shelf for storage. Host your next backyard BBQ in style after building this DIY grill station.
Planter Box DIY BBQ Island
Two wood planters boxes and some sheet metal can be transformed into a rolling DIY BBQ island. This free-standing island can hold all the food serving utensils behind cabinet doors and provide a work surface on top.
Easy to build and easy to roll around to whatever location it’s needed. By using wood planter boxes for the majority of the construction, most of the work is already done for you.
Granite DIY Grill Station
This free instruction guide will show you how to build a grill and a work station combination. Use these plans to create a custom-sized DIY grill station to fit your outdoor space.
Small pieces of granite are used to keep the costs low and treated lumber will make the grill station last for years. The clean lines and modern look will fit in with new construction decor and increase the value of your property.