Introduction: Barbecue Made From Pallet Wood
How to build a portable barbecue from pallet wood.
Made from pallet palings, pallet stringers and chipboard screws.
I am using pallet stringers for the frame of this build.
with some of the pallets I work with, the nails loose the head when trying to remove them.
So I just cut them straight off.
This isn't a problem, because none of the nails reach the middle.
I rip all the stringers down the center, so I have more material to work with.
to make it portable, I am using Wizbin wheels and an axle.
First up for the frame, is to support it directly underneath.
I am attaching from the outside with the holes that are already there.
I am using chipboard screws for this build. because they are affordable.
tying the 2 underneath supports together with a paling.
Set the table saw to 45° and rip a small amount off the entire length of your paling.
This makes it sit nicer, up against the face of the BBQ.
Attaching a length to the outer sides. I left them overhanging at the back. so they are ready for latter on.
Moving onto the sides.
I am attaching the handles via pocket holes.
With an 80 grit flappy disk on the angle grinder. I am rounding off the sides of the handles.
Attach them about shoulder width apart. Then add a spacer piece.
Pre-drill and attach a paling top.
Give the handles an oil to prevent them from splintering in your hands while wheeling it around.
Flip the BBQ upside down, remove some of the burners. And attach the Stationary legs.
Push the Wizbin axle into one of the wheels.
Grab a spade bit that is a little larger than the axle.
Work out how low you want the wheels to be on the legs.
Drill until you start to see the center point come through the other side.
Then flip it over and finish the hole.
Slide both legs over the axle before locking the other wheel into position.
Add a spacer at the top and bottom, between the 2 legs.
Then attach it to the BBQ frame.
Build another bench on the opposite end. in the sane manner as the other side. But this time without the handles.
Using palings to box in the side. giving the wheels a bit of clearance.
Adding additional uprights to give us more to attach to latter on.
Box in the stationary side.
Attaching a horizontal length between the fixed wall and the wall with the wheels.
This is when the build really starts to become solid.
Do the same thing for the front edge.
But since this face will be covered in, I am framing up a bit of a feeder for the wheel.
I am putting in the shelf while I still have plenty of access.
I use the jigsaw to cut away the areas for the legs.
Moving onto the gas bottle housing.
Simple square frame.
covered it in palings and marked out a circle.
cut it out with a jig saw, and frame the perimeter with some ripped lengths of palings.
Screw it to the wall.
Then start to attach the 45 degree angle side.
For the other side, I pre-drill some holes through the wall . . .
and attach them from the inside.
Finish covering in the front face.
Now I am working on the splash back and utensil holder.
A simple up right on either side.
Start with the top paling first to keep the correct spacing between the 2 up rights.
I am putting an edge around the entire BBQ.
I still wasn't liking the front. So I added one more length across the top edge.
Added a couple of hooks for the utensils.
And it is done. It is not the prettiest barbecue stand I have ever seen. But it would have to be the cheapest.
If you like building with pallet wood, or other cheaper materials.
Or if you just want to find out a little bit more, Then you might want to check out some of my other Youtube videos.