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Workbench made out of a barbecue

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Recently I made a workbench with my grandpa. We couldn't find  for the life of us  what to make it out of. So we thought wood would
eventually wear. then we thought about a metal workbench but that was to heavy if it was made out of  just strong steel. then we came across an old brabecue. We both thought "thats it'.
 
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Step 1: Cutting the barbecue (making the base)

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This is my DAD'S BARBECUE SO THIS IS JUST FOR AN EXAMPLE.


Now it's time to make the base. Everything that you see in the red circle in picture 1and all of the stuff in picture two that you dont want in you workbench you need to take it off or take it out. (DO NOT CUT IT OFF) because you will need the main beams for the deck!!!

Step 2: Making the shelfs

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First clear out everything for the bottom shelf. Then place and screw in 1/8 inch plywood board to fit to your barbecue to the bottom of the barbecue.

SECOND SHELF IS OPTIONAL
For the second shelf you need to place and screw a 3/4 inch plywood board into the grease pan holders and you need to cut around the main beams.

For second shelf only
Place and screw in 1/8 inch plywood boardS on both sides and in the backin the openings.

Step 3: Attaching the deck/main board

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You will need to get a 1 1/4 inch plywood board that is at least spanning the width and depth of the barbecue for the deck/main board. To attach the barbecue to the deck/ main board you will need 1 by 2's going around all of the barbecue screw into main beams. Next you will need to screw the deck/main board into the 1 by 2's.
rlove96 months ago
I have had an old bbq on my deck for a year now. We could never seem to get it too too dump...I really wanted to use it not waste it. Now hubby and I will both be happy ...it'll be gone and he doesn't have to buy me an expensive workbench. LOL
zipperboy1 year ago
Looks bullet proof sturdy, and on wheels too, fantastic.