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Project by stefang posted 07-03-2015 02:58 PM 3292 views 11 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We normally store our grill in our garden shed during the winter, but we have quite a bit of garden furniture to store there too, and the grill takes up quite a lot of space so I suggested that I could build a shed for it on the terrace. After thinking it over I almost immediately backed off the idea thinking about all the running around it would take to get all the materials, roofing etc., but my wife liked the idea and so it came to be. A familiar Story? see below

Just for the record, we always set up for grilling away from the side of the house for safety’s sake.

I wanted the shed to sit on the terrace in the same place as we normally have it in the summer. I tried to make it fit between the window frame on the right and the roof drain pipe on the left, but after putting the outside molding on the corners it didn’t quite make it, so I couldn’t have it tight against the wall as I wished. No matter, there is no other practical place for it to be, so it just sits out a couple of inches from the wall. I would have liked the shed to be less wide, but the tables on the grill don’t fold down ( how smart is that?) so I was forced to build it in this size. see below

As you can see from this photo our cat loves attention if not the grill house. I just wanted to show you how the shed roof color matches our roof tiles. see below

The frame work and doors are all mortise and tenon and the moldings are cut from from 2×4’s. If you are interested in more details you can read the blog I did on the construction of it here

Thanks for reading. I hope you like it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.





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Jerome

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#1 posted 07-03-2015 03:01 PM

Really nice!

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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greg48

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#2 posted 07-03-2015 03:14 PM

With the coat of paint, it looks like it belongs there. Thanks for the memories.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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stefang

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#3 posted 07-03-2015 03:36 PM

Thanks Gerome and Greg.

Greg I used to live in No. Cal. I went to El Camino high school in North Sacramento. I haven’t been there in about 55 years so I expect it has changed a bit since then.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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RogerBean

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#4 posted 07-03-2015 03:42 PM

Mike,
Looking good. Better than good, actually.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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GreaseMonkey2275

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#5 posted 07-03-2015 04:35 PM

The BBQ storage shed looks great; I was watching the progress through your blog and I really like the fact that you matched it to the siding and roof of your house.

-- Jake

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sras

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#6 posted 07-03-2015 04:37 PM

All that attention to detail paid off Mike! That is one exceptional grill shed.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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stefang

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#7 posted 07-03-2015 04:38 PM

Thanks Roger and GM.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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stefang

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#8 posted 07-03-2015 04:48 PM

Thanks Steve. I’m pretty happy with it, but I am worried about how well the doors will stand up. The paneling should really be on the outside instead of behind the door frames so the water can run off, but despite second thoughts I went with what I thought looked best. Wish me luck!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Bertelson

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#9 posted 07-03-2015 04:51 PM

‘tis a beautiful thing, Mike. My thought would have been to make it serve more than one purpose, and therefore be somewhat bigger. But it seems to fit your space well, and you noted you had plenty of storage space for other things. I like the way it blends in with the rest of the house.

Thank you for the detailed build description. As I think about things, a structure such as this might be the answer to my issues in La Conner. No snow there, but there is considerable rain in the winter, combined with the caustic salt laden air from the ocean. I need to store deck furniture and the grill on the deck. I use a large grill cover for the furniture, and one for the grill as well. Rust, moss, and pine pitch are all issues in La Conner. Very large pine trees are immediately adjacent to the deck. Very large, meaning over 100 feet tall.

What I like about building things like this, is the ability to make them fit your needs more closely, and with fewer compromises. So, I think you said you don’t grill in the winter, whereas I do. In Anchorage, I would have to take into account snow on my deck, and that would dictate a different door type. Actually, that might be a difficult problem to deal with. Now I just pull the cover off the grill and roll it through the snow to a place directly in front of our deck door. And I put extra wheels on my grill to facilitate that, meaning, my grill has four big wheels. The La Conner situation is more akin to your situation, but without the snow.

I will be looking for projects for La Conner, and something like this might be the solution to my storage issues for deck furniture and the grill. I could make it fit the deck construction style, since it is not set right next to the house, or make it look more like the house. Here is a deck picture from my blog…......

Well, weekend is here, and I have a bunch of things to do. We are having a some friends over for dinner on Sunday, and I plan to grill about 6 Cornish game hens. I done this before, and it works well.

Grilling on my mind…..........

Later…......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#10 posted 07-03-2015 05:28 PM

Wow that turned out great Mike, a quality job top to bottom.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#11 posted 07-03-2015 05:44 PM

That’s the best BBQ shed I ever did see Mike. If you hired a carpenter to build it I’m sure it wouldn’t have come out looking as good or as well built as your shed. It looks like it was built right along with the house and it matches so well. Nice job Mike! Thank for the blog’s and the post!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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stefang

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#12 posted 07-03-2015 05:47 PM

Thanks Jim and Jim.

Alaska Jim I’m not surprised about La Conner’s weather. If it is anything like Seattle then it is very close to our climate here. We often don’t get snow in the winter or maybe two or three days, although at times we get plenty, but it is mainly wet and stormy here in winter. I wish I had your grill. If I did I could have built smaller. Those none folding tables on mine have been great irritation to me as I thought they were foldable when I bought the grill, but obviously I didn’t do my homework.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 07-03-2015 06:22 PM

Awesome Mike! looks like a pro job ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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tyvekboy

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#14 posted 07-03-2015 06:32 PM

Very nice project. That beats replacing grill covers every few years.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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SPalm

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#15 posted 07-03-2015 06:34 PM

Very nice Mike.
Good job on getting her done.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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