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Project by Gabe C. posted 916 days ago 1084 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like to grill.
Our back door to the patio, where I grill, is in our bedroom.
She doesn’t like the bags of charcoal in the bedroom.
So I tore apart some old pallets and used a bunch of random salvaged wood to build what I can only describe as a Charcoal Hutch.
Problem solved.
It’s watertight and I was glad I had enough cedar to make a decent looking door. Now to get those burgers going!
Thanks for looking!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...





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laxbograt

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#1 posted 916 days ago

Watertight? It looks to have 5 rather substantial holes in the top section.

Is there plastic / mesh over the holes for ventilation?

Carlos

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Gabe C.

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#2 posted 916 days ago

Excuse me, watertight provided there is no sideways rain. Yes, I stapled some screen on the inside over the ventilation holes.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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laxbograt

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#3 posted 916 days ago

Sorry didn’t mean to come off as rude, my comedy doesn’t come across well in text I guess.

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Chuck

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#4 posted 916 days ago

nice project, I am planning on building a pie safe to go on our back porch to hold outside cooking equipment.

-- Chuck, http://woodchucksworkshop.blogspot.com

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StumpyNubs

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#5 posted 916 days ago

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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Gabe C.

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#6 posted 916 days ago

Thanks guys! And Laxbograt, you’re fine. I should have clarified that I meant watertight in the sense that roofers mean. And just ask my girlfriend how tone of voice never translates well through text…

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 916 days ago

Man oh man….!! Grillng out is one of my favroite things to do. Anything to do with cooking out is top dog!!!
Nike work! Oh! And You made me hungry too!

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

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ohwoodeye

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#8 posted 915 days ago

I have some soggy charcoal in need of a place like this. Very nice.
I think it would be a cheap alteration to add some cedar shingles on top in stead of the asphalt ones. It would help round out the cedar theme.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Gabe C.

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#9 posted 915 days ago

You know, that would be a great idea. I used the shingles because I had recently fixed an area of my brother-in-law’s roof and I knew that he had some extra in his garage. I will have to change them out with cedar shakes when the time comes to redo the roof. Thanks!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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Lewis Baumstark, Jr.

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#10 posted 913 days ago

I’ve been thinking of something along these lines. I like your execution—the slim profile would be a good fit for my deck (and my wife who is resistant to having anything else on it).

-- Every time I walk in my shop I thank my dad, my geometry teacher, and my drafting instructor...in that order.

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Gabe C.

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#11 posted 913 days ago

I was originally considering building more of a deck box, wider than it is taller, but I really based it on the shape of a bag of charcoal. When I realized that the boards I had were a little bit longer than I needed, I incorporated the idea of the shelf on top, for other stuff. Something that I didn’t figure out was how to store my charcoal chimney starter. I may add a hook at some point. Something longer so that after dumping the hot charcoal, I can hang it up without it actually touching the side of the hutch. And maybe some hooks for the grill scraper and various other tools that may be used in the grilling process.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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GlennsGrandson

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#12 posted 910 days ago

I’ll be making one of these, way classier than my rubbermaid tote! Thanks

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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