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Grill Station – Tutorial build with granite and 4×4 posts

Jul 25 2016 -
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First thing is first, I just have to show you the amazing grill station we had for our grill BEFORE I built this new grill station. Feast your eyes on this awesomeness! I know stop drooling over my chippy old fabulous little kitchen table with the rotted feet that I pulled out of a shed. My dad gave us this great little grill for the time being until we can afford a regular BIG grill and retire this little guy to camping. Honestly though, it really is only Joe and I, we certainly don’t need anything bigger then this little grill and it sure is portable, but that little propane cylinder doesn’t last long and we can’t use a bigger one – dad tried it and said that it didn’t work right at all. Anyway, regardless of whether or not we get a bigger grill I’ve needed to build us a good grill station since we moved in. When Joe and I got married it was not long before that that my brother had scored an enormous selection of granite remnants on K-bid for a song so you can guess what we got for a wedding gift! Everyone encouraged me to consider picking from the selection for our kitchen counter tops but… no… I’m sorry…. granite in a 100 year old farm house?…. no… I just, COULD NOT DO IT. I… just… just… no… no granite in my 100 year old farm house kitchen just NO. So then I got to considering where I would be able to handle granite in our house and immediately my mind turned to the outdoor grill station we needed SO badly. So, this weekend, I built it!

How to build an outdoor grill station with a DIY pipe rack, 4x4 posts, a black granite remnant tips and tutorials backyard how to wood working project


How to build an outdoor grill station with a DIY pipe rack, 4x4 posts, a black granite remnant tips and tutorials backyard how to wood working project

I started in the usual way: by going out to the barn and grabbing some old barn wood. Those lovely 4x4s are rough cut and OLD, they also fit right in with the 4×4 posts on our deck railing (yay) I expect to stain them along with the deck this fall. The rest of the base I built out of 2x6s I had on hand and that was as simple as a basic frame and 3″ outdoor torque screws. We were going to cover the frame I build with plywood to offer even more support for the granite but it was obvious when I was done that it was plenty strong and flat enough! Granite is HEAVY and must be well supported or it WILL break. I built the whole thing so the granite hangs over the sides a couple of inches, then I stained the new 2x6s so they weren’t so glaring beside the old 4x4s. Love how the wood grain stands out! I used Dark Walnut stain by minwax. I also sealed the 2x6s with two coats of an outdoor poly but I’m not going to touch the 4×4 legs until we stain the deck – I’ll do them then.

How to build an outdoor grill station with a DIY pipe rack, 4x4 posts, a black granite remnant tips and tutorials backyard how to wood working projectHow to build an outdoor grill station with a DIY pipe rack, 4x4 posts, a black granite remnant tips and tutorials backyard how to wood working project
How to build an outdoor grill station with a DIY pipe rack, 4x4 posts, a black granite remnant tips and tutorials backyard how to wood working projectHow to build an outdoor grill station with a DIY pipe rack, 4x4 posts, a black granite remnant tips and tutorials backyard how to wood working project

It may be awhile (probably when this little grill finally dies) but we will eventually purchase a larger grill and, when that day comes, this little grill station will become our outdoor buffet! To say the least (because of the weight) when we positioned it (before we put the granite on it) we put it in a place where we have no intention of EVER moving it! It is positioned not five steps from my kitchen door (six steps from my refrigerator, seven steps from my stove and nine steps from my sink) which is exactly what I had envisioned and planned all along! I grilled hot dogs for our supper last night and it was as though the deck had become an extension of our kitchen – it was SO cool! Also, when I finally get our table done for the deck this grill station will be right beside it so it will be handy whether its being used then as a buffet or if we still have this little grill on it.

Like our galvanized pipe rack I built? I kinda love it 🙂 I think my favorite thing about it though is the fact that it only took me about five minutes to ensemble and install! Check it out by clicking here.

As always guys thank you so much for coming by and checking out my projects!

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22 Comments

  1. October 5, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Amazing project, Tarah!! Love everything about it from the granite to the industrial rack (maybe even I can install one). So sorry you shed a little blood in the process…Thanks for linking up your posts with us at Vintage Charm 🙂 (Facebooked and Pinned)

    • October 5, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks, as always, Diana! 🙂

  2. November 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    This is such a cool grill station, I love it! Our grill broke down a couple of months ago and now I’m thinking that this would be something we could try! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration this week!

    • November 22, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks Katrin! Sorry to hear about your grill, this little one has been really good to us so far!

  3. November 23, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    That turned out really nice!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Jann Olson
    December 6, 2016 at 4:02 am

    Really great! You make some fabulous things! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  5. December 7, 2016 at 1:50 am

    What a great idea! Love everything about it and the granite top is incredible! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday 🙂
    Angie ~ ambient wares recently posted…Christmas Vintage Plastic Candelabra MakeoverMy Profile

    • December 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you so much Angie!

  6. December 14, 2016 at 12:25 am

    That is awesome! My husband would love something like that for our deck!

    #happynowlinkup

  7. December 14, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    What a cool idea and it looks fabulous! Love it! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!
    Kim

  8. December 16, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Definitely a great use for the granite. Though part of me really does love that original table… Thanks for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    • December 16, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      Hey Leslie, don’t worry that little old table is safe and sound 🙂 I brought it in and saved it in my office! Thanks for coming by!

  9. December 16, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Ha! How cool! I love this!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
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  10. Julie Syl PS Crew
    February 12, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Now that would be my kind of activity for summer 🙂 Thanx for sharing at the Pit Stop

    • February 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks Julie, I can’t wait for summer to finally get back here and we can start grilling again!!

  11. March 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Well done! You did a great job on this project. I know you were thrilled to get that piece of granite, and you put it to great use.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

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