This is what I gifted Mr. Goats for Father's Day!
He loves his charcoal Weber grill, but we only had the aluminum tripod that it came with. There was nowhere to prep food, place food, or hold grilling tools, so this was obvs not super functional.
The photo above has been pinned on Pinterest countless times, but I can't seem to find a source for it.
The design is based on a photo I saw of a potting table, which goes to show this would also make an amazing potting bench (cut the hole on top to suit your needs, or create a slab-top and use this as an outdoor buffet/serving station!).
And I've got plans so you can build your own!
Please note that these plans do not include instructions/materials for the top of the table. I planned to do a concrete top to inset the grill, but Mr. Goats broke his toe and I am physically unable to handle an 80# bag of concrete. The top photographed is made from cedar fence pickets and i would be perfectly content with it if I hadn't had my heart set on a concrete top. It's weather-resistant and beautiful! If you love it, add 5 fence pickets to your shopping list.
8 - 2x3@8'
12 - 5 1/2" x 72" (1x6) Cedar Fence Pickets (we only have dog-eared, so that's what I used)
3 - 1x2@8'
1 - set outdoor hinges + pull (I used these)
1 1/4" outdoor pocket hole screws
2 1/2" outdoor pocket hole screws
Outdoor Glue (I use Titebond III)
4 @ 49" (stretchers)
4 @ 32" (legs)
2 @ 24" (shelf stretcher)
2 @ 24 1/2" (front/back divider)
8 @ 25" (deep stretchers)
1x6 Cedar Fence Pickets
15 @ 28" (shelf boards and side slats)
7 @ 22" (front and back of "drawer")
6 @ 21" (sides of "drawer")
3 @ 22" (bottom of "drawer")
2 @ 24" (drawer frame front stiles)
2 @ 17" (drawer frame back stiles)
4 @ 19" (drawer frame rails)
4 @ 21" (drawer stretchers)
56 1/2" W x 30" D x 33 1/2" H(dimensions are given based on suggested tabletop size, accounting for a 1 1/2" top)
Before beginning your build, please familiarize yourself with the plans and view the 3D model in Google's 3D Warehouse here. This will reduce the chances of running into errors after you begin building.
Finish adding the stretchers to create the top shelf.
Make the back frame for your "drawer".
You have the option of leaving gaps between the boards to fill up all the space or ripping a board to the remaining gap, but I just left the space at the top.
Screw your shelf boards in place, starting with the bottom shelf, first. Use glue and 1 1/4" outdoor screws (I used pocket hole screws w/o pocket holes, because it was what I had).
Insert the pull out "drawer", using a 1/4" spacer on the bottom. Attach hinges and drawer pull. If necessary, add a stop block (created with a wood scrap) to the inside of the frame using glue and screws.
There! Your table is built!! The choices on tops are endless, from tile to wood to concrete! Suggested dimensions for the top are 30" x 56 1/2".
I'll be t.h.r.i.l.l.e.d. when we can get our concrete top built! Then, Mr. goats will stop using my newly finished bench to hold his super hot tools.
Plans for her are coming soon ;-)
Disclaimer: Please use common sense when building. In this case, use common sense when grilling. Fire may come out the bottom of the grill, so add a barrier to prevent your newly-built (and amazing) grilling table from catching flame, and avoid grilling items that may cause the fire to crackle. I, Gina @ LadyGoats.com am not responsible for loss or injury incurred by building/using your table. Build and use at your own risk! Have fun!