Galvanized pipe rack for my grill – so cool and so simple!

Jul 18 2016
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A tutorial on how to build a galvanized pipe rack for towels and utensils. I finished up my new grill station just this last weekend and a lot of the awesomeness of it comes from the project that was the easiest and took me the least amount of time! My pipe rack! Check out the grill station by clicking here! First, you need to gather your tools/pipe pieces.

(ALL of these pipe pieces are 1/2″ size/diameter pipe – you can certainly buy smaller or bigger pipe depending on what you need the rack for)

This project is the perfect example of my very favorite kind of project: Just gather your tools and assemble! (Really any kind of DIY project is just adult LEGOs isn’t it?) I grabbed my Dewalt impact driver and some leftover torque screws from my previous project. A Note: if you haven’t purchased yourself an impact driver as opposed to a regular drill yet I strongly suggest you make the purchase entirely for yourself – you deserve it. You can buy one using that affiliate link for around $100 on Amazon but every great once in awhile Ace has an incredible deal on a two battery and Impact driver Dewalt combo that literally gives you two batteries for the price of just the impact driver (so don’t purchase online if you can help it) go check out your local hardware store etc.


How to build an easy inexpensive galvanized pipe DIY grill and towel rack for outside on your deck or in your backyard. How to build an easy inexpensive galvanized pipe DIY grill and towel rack for outside on your deck or in your backyard.

So my “gathering of tools” means (for me anyway): a pack of cigarettes and lighter, a little radio for good tunes, a cold beer, all of the above listed pipe pieces, my impact driver, a tape measure and torque screws but it did NOT include the one thing I actually really needed: a pair of gloves. So it turns out that steel is sharp – who knew?! Little itty bitty nasty skin biting/shredding bits of leftover steel, from when they cut out the threads, will draw your blood so quick and painlessly you won’t even believe it until it’s everywhere. There ended up a lot more wounds/blood then this picture gives credit to but at that point I didn’t want to touch my phone anymore to take more gruesome photos for your information, just don’t be an idiot like me – wear gloves!

Honestly I just spent the last ten minutes trying to type up step by step instructions but once you have these pipe pieces in your hand its so obvious and easy – you can’t screw this up! lol – you just screw it all together! The caps go on the ends of each of the 6 inch pipes, then you screw them into the Ts, then the 12″ pipe goes between the Ts, then the little pieces of pipes go into the Ts and then on go the attachment ring thingies that I am too lazy to look up the official name for and, you’re done! Attach wherever you need a tremendously solid rack! (It dawned on me that this would be darned cool as a kind of handle for something too.)

How to build an easy inexpensive galvanized pipe DIY grill and towel rack for outside on your deck or in your backyard.How to build an easy inexpensive galvanized pipe DIY grill and towel rack for outside on your deck or in your backyard.How to build an easy inexpensive galvanized pipe DIY grill and towel rack for outside on your deck or in your backyard.How to build an easy inexpensive galvanized pipe DIY grill and towel rack for outside on your deck or in your backyard.

Come back next week when I get to show you guys what I did with a wedding present we received from my brother and sister-in-law. They gave us a beautiful piece of granite and I put it outside on my deck on an all new grill station I just finished!

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22 Comments on "Galvanized pipe rack for my grill – so cool and so simple!"

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Karla @Small Town Rambler
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Love this!! We have an outdoor buffet with a towel rack, but I think this type of pipe rack would look SO much better. Thanks for the awesome idea!

Helen at Pleasures of the NW
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What a great idea – we need one of these by our BBQ! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY Party!

Nicole
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I love the look of the galvanized pipe, and it’s perfect for outdoors. What a useful DIY project. Thanks for sharing your tutorial at the #HomeMattersParty – hope you’ll link up again on Friday!

Michelle
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Ouchie, those steel filings hurt like crap. The pipe rack looks great though Tarah, I love the whole Industrial look and you’re right it would look awesome as a handle on a barn door or something like that 😉

Lori
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This looks so cool! Those pipes bite! You could put one of those racks anywhere! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

Jann Olson
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What a great addition to your grilling station! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Leslie
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I wish I’d seen this before building my outdoor bar last summer. It would have gone perfectly with the corrugated steel front. It looks great. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

Jess
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Wow…what a neat idea! 🙂

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!

Sherry
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Great idea! Have a wonderful Holiday! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Janice | MostlyBlogging
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Hi,
Thanks for bringing your post to the Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.
Janice, Pit Stop Crew

Jaki
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Great idea for a BBQ. #ThatFridayLinky

Iris Nacole
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