I don’t know what it is about meat, but for some reason when you grill it, it tastes like magic. Even vegetables like mushrooms, eggplant, and okra taste phenomenal when they’ve been kissed by a little bit of smoke.
And what can make barbecuing outside on a gorgeous summer day even better? Being able to extend your time with Mother Nature by prepping outdoors as well. Wouldn’t it be nice to clean and cut your soon-to-sizzle food in one place, rather than running in and out of the house? Plus, it would also be lovely to have a little spot to store marinades, rubs, grilling tools, and an icy bucket of beers as well. That would be the dream, right?
What if I told you that particular dream could come true? That you could be a lean, mean grilling machine without having to pay for a brand new, fancy-pants grill? In fact, all you need is some wood, a portable grill, and these invaluable instructions from Instructable user molarin.
Happy building — and then even happier grilling!
In order to fit all your dream grilling elements into one handy space, the first think you’ll need to do is build a frame.
A base for storage, a door, and two wheels are added so that the structure can be easily maneuvered.
Though this barbecuing bad boy has only two wheels, molarin recommends adding one to all four legs, because the side without wheels gets very heavy when you add a concrete top.
Now, it’s time to start building that concrete top. Make sure to figure out beforehand exactly where you want to put the following components: a sink, cutting board, and grill.
Keep the holes small, so that your top is stronger, and add a bolt to both sides so you can to attach it to the wooden frame. Make sure to also include a reinforcing bar, which can be made with something as simple as an old dog cage.
Take your time when you add the concrete. You don’t want to let any air bubbles get inside.
Make sure to attach the sink and cover the plumbing with the door. Visit molarin’s Instructables profile for more construction details.
Add hooks for accessories and a cheap, portable grill, and you’ve got yourself one great outdoor kitchen!