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Upcycled Grill Station

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Project by Joshua Oehler posted 07-07-2015 04:57 AM 2464 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is my grill station that I finished just in time for the 4th. Most of this station was upcycled (including rescuing a $2000 Jenn-Air from the landfill!) The base construction was cutoffs from 2×4’s that were used for my Roubo Bench that is in progress. All of the exterior wood is pallet wood that I picked up from the side of the road that a neighbor had after resoding their yard. The Jenn-Air was being thrown away simply because a homeowner was remodeling their pool area and just wanted a new one….It must be nice to have that kind of money! The dark wood that I used for the top was new..and it actually is not wood. I went to a store to grab a couple pieces of tile for the top and I came across this woodgrained tile. I thought it matched the theme and it only cost me $14 total. Best part is they were 2ft long already and 3 of them were perfect width for my tops. that meant I did not have to cut tile!. I still have a couple of doors to build for the ends but I need to come across another pallet to do so.

On a side note for anyone calling the safety police on me. Although you can not see it the cradle that holds the grill is made from some scrap fire rated ply that I had from building my house 8 years ago. For a little extra protection as well I left about 1 inch of room around the grill and filled it with fireblock foam. The grill itself has an outer sheet metal barrier as well. Any open flame inside the grill has to travel from in the grill, through 1 sheet of metal, through a 1” gap, through another sheet of metal, then through 1” of fire block foam then finally through 3/4 fire rated pressure treated plywood to get to any untreated wood or down to the propane tank. If I am not paying attention to the grill for that long of a period then I deserve to lose the back of my house!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"





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Tim Royal

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#1 posted 07-07-2015 08:19 AM

Awesome job and love the reuse of grill and materials…. my gas grill is recycled as well. Left on a curb… works fine..love the overall look

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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Vince

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 09:25 AM

Sweet setup

-- Vince

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majuvla

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 09:45 AM

First of all it looks awesome and big ’’plus’’ for reclaimed wood used. Beautiful design. I like those black metal hinges.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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scrapwood

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#4 posted 07-07-2015 12:38 PM

nice job ,i like th design i also have a jenair that got for a song from somebody with more money than me, the grill itself has cast iron burners that seem to hold up very well after 8 years of use.

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stefang

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#5 posted 07-07-2015 02:30 PM

Super nice Joshua. I have to admit that my first thought was about how you fire proofed it, but not with an aim at pointing fingers.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Joshua Oehler

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#6 posted 07-07-2015 03:08 PM

Thanks everyone! It is always fun to make something out of recycled materials. When someone asks you “Wow, How much did that set you back” and your response is “Ohhh, about $30” it is always fun to see the look on their face.

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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John Ruggles

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#7 posted 07-07-2015 11:05 PM

Super looking grill! Love the idea that you “upcycled” all of your materials. You have a right to be proud!

-- JCRug, Prairieville, Louisiana

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Joshua Oehler

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#8 posted 07-07-2015 11:14 PM

Thanks John!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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pdhbaseball23

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#9 posted 09-23-2015 12:16 PM

That looks awesome. I have just begun my wood working projects. But I look forward to many more projects.

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