I needed a way to hold my BBQ so it would not sit on my new deck. The problem was I wanted it to sit up against the wall but with the lid up it took up a lot of room.
I decided to put it on drawer runners so it would sit against the wall when not in use and pull out when needed.
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Step 1: What You Will Require.
I used 50x25x3mm Galvanised for all of the upper steel frame
I used 25x25x3mm Galvanised for the wall supports
I had some bamboo decking 87x19 left over so I used this to make the stand
Welder I prefer a MIG
Dyna bolts to hold it to the wall 4x6x50mm
I used teck screws to hold the decking onto the frame @20
Paint to protect the steel
Stain to protect the decking
I used a steel cut of saw to cut the steel
Steel drawer runners 350mm long fully extendable from local hardware store
Step 2: First Step Making the Frames.
I worked out how far the drawer needed to slide to enable the lid to open
I used the 25x25x400mm for the uprights as I did not want them sticking out to far
I welded the 50x25x380mm onto the 25x25mm on it's end to get a big contact area and not need a brace
The inside frame was made from 25x50mm
End was 25x50x500mm it was fitted to the inside
Step 3: Fitting the Slides
Once the frame was made I centered it on the wall allowed 15mm clearance each side for the runners, 350mm long fully extendable, and dyna bolted it on
I had pre drilled the holes for the 6mm dyna bolts making, sure they were drilled in the center of the bricks for strength
Step 4: Fitting the Decking
Once the frame was sliding it was easy
Push the frame back into the stop
I fitted the sides first 87x410mm and then the front 87x680mm
When I fitted the top I sat 4x87x710mm boards on and spaced them evenly with an overhang on the front
Step 5: Finishing
Once it was all working, sliding nicely, I took it apart
This was the stage where I thought I should make an Instructable. That is why all the pictures show holes pre drilled !!!
Painted the frame to match the down pipes and flashings, Woodland Grey
I used the same Intergrain stain on the slates as I had used on the decking
Step 6: Fitting the BBQ
I folded some pieces of thin stainess to hold the BBQ in place.
Pre drilled the holes and screwed it down
I am really happy with the sliding unit. It looks tidy and gives me more deck space