|Project by Joshua Oehler||posted 07-07-2015 04:57 AM||2537 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
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!
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