Intro: DIY Mini Bbq Grill
I have wanted to do a project like this for many years. And I finally got an idea and made it work. So, today I am going to show you how I did it.
Step 1: The Base
To start this project, I began with two large cans. These can be hard to find, and if you can't find any then you could use the largest cans that you find.
Step 2: Cutting
I used my Dremel and a cut off wheel to cut each can in half. Take your time and be careful. When you are done, you should have two cans cut evenly in half.
Step 3: Drilling the Holes
I used three 1/4" nuts and bolts to hold it together, so I drilled three 1/4" holes in the can. I drilled one at the very bottom of both cans, as well as two holes at the top on either side.
Step 4: Put It Together
I put the bolts through the holes from the outside and secured them with nuts on the inside. This will hold the two halves together.
Step 5: The Legs
I used three 11/32" bolts for the legs, with three wing nuts to secure them. I drilled three holes for them, two in front and one in back.
Step 6: Half Way Done
After securing the legs, you're half way through. I added nuts on the ends of the legs for stability.
Step 7: The Grill
I found some thick wire mesh and bent it into a piece that is three layers thick, 3-1/2" wide, and as long as the base. I also bent some into a grill to cook on.
Step 8: The Top
I cut the second can in half and connected it the same as the first with more nuts and bolts. Then I used two 1-1/2" hinges with eight 6/32" nuts and bolts. I drilled the holes in the top and the base with a 5/32"drill bit and attached the hinges.
Step 9: The Handle
Almost done. I found a handle and two matching bolts for it. I drilled the holes with the same 5/32"drill bit and drove the bolts home with a screwdriver.
Step 10: Final Remarks
After putting in the charcoal briquettes, put the grill in place and you are ready to go. Be sure to leave any questions or concerns in the comments.