For summertime entertaining most of your cooking will be done on the grill, but it seems like there is never a table for BBQ grill or counter tops near the barbeque area.
This folding shelf with help you with that, attaching as it does to a wall near the eating or grilling area to hold plates, food or extra tools. When its not in use it folds up neatly, nearly flat to the wall.
- The following supplies are necessary, buyable from any hardware store or lumber supply in your area. Two stainless steel piano hinges
- (one 18 inches long and one 9 inches long)
- 8 finishing nails, 1 1/4 inch
- 28 stainless steel screws, 1/2 inch
- Carptenters glue
- 6 pieces of pine, 3/4 inches thick
cut to the following measurements
- 18 x 10 inch rectangle piece 18 x 1 1/2 inch piece 8 and 1/4 x 3/4 inch piece (cut two) 9 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch piece
- Triangle measuring 8×9 x 12 right angled
Position the 9 1/2 inch length of planking upright at the midpoint of the18 inch length, and flush with one edge as the photo shows. Glue and nail together to make a tee shape. Lay the 2- 8 and 1/4 inch lengths on top of the 18 inch length and flush with the edge.. glue and nail into place Screw one side of the 18 inch piano hinge to the long edge of the 18 inch rectangle attach one side of the nine inch hinge to the 9 inch side of the triangle. Lay the tee shape flat. screw the unattached side of the piano hinge on the triangle to the 9 inch length of the tee down the center and flush with the 18 inch length. Finally attach the 18 inch rectangle to the tee by sewing the unattached side of that hinge to the edge of the 18 inch length, making sure that the shelf hinges downward. attach the collapsible shelf to the wall of the house by using wood screws, masonry screws or masonry anchors to assure that it holds well
It will fold flat and lie unobtrusively until time to use it.
Here’s some other things to consider when buying or making a badass table for BBQ grill:
A barbecue is an outdoor kitchen used for cooking meat over coals, charcoal briquettes, gas burners, electric heat elements, there are several types of barbecue grill including kettle style, hibachi, rotisserie, smoker, etc. The main purpose of a barbecue is to cook meats such as beef, pork, chicken, fish, vegetables, fruits, shellfish, eggs, cheese, breads, pastas, desserts, soups, sauces, salads, appetizers, beverages, etc. Barbecues can also be used indoors if they have been properly designed and installed.
There are many different styles of charcoal grills available today. They range from small portable units to large stationary models. Some people prefer to build their own charcoal grill while others choose to purchase ready made ones. There are three basic designs of charcoal grills; open fire, closed box and enclosed pit. Open fire type grills consist of a metal grate placed directly above burning charcoal. This design allows air flow through the grill which helps keep the temperature even throughout the entire cooking surface. A disadvantage of this method is that the hot embers tend to fall onto the food being cooked causing burns. In addition, when the fuel source runs out, the whole unit must be removed before starting another batch of charcoal. Closed box type grills usually come equipped with a lid that covers the entire cooking chamber. These lids allow smoke to escape during cooking without allowing ashes to drop back into the food. Enclosed pit type grills do away with the need for a separate lid because all sides of the cooking chamber are covered. However, these pits require constant tending so that no ash falls into the food.
Outdoor Grill Table
An outdoor grill table is a great way to enjoy grilled foods outdoors. It provides a convenient location where guests may sit comfortably around the grill while enjoying meals prepared in advance. Outdoor grill tables provide easy access to the grill and its accessories, and offer additional seating options. An outdoor grill table should include features such as storage space underneath the table, adjustable legs, wheels, handles and there are even models available with an attached yard tool rack believe it or not. If possible, the table should be constructed of durable materials such as aluminum, steel, plastic, fiberglass, or composite material.
BBQ Grill Accessories
The following items are essential for any BBQ grill owner.
Charcoal Starter Kit – You’ll want to start off with a good quality starter kit. Most kits contain everything needed to get started right out of the package. Many times, however, you might find yourself needing more than what comes in the pack. So, don’t hesitate to buy extras later on.
Propane Tank – When purchasing a propane tank, look for one that has a gauge built in. Also, check to see how much pressure the tank puts out. Tanks that put out too little pressure won’t work well with some grills. On the other hand, tanks that put out too high of a pressure could cause problems with the valves.
- Lighter/Match-Strike Matches – While matches are not necessary for lighting charcoal, having them handy makes things easier. Match strikers are useful for striking multiple match heads at once.
- Chimney Cap – A chimney cap keeps grease and debris from falling down inside the grill.
- Tongs – Tongs make lifting heavy objects easier.
- Long Handle Fork – A long handle fork is ideal for turning burgers and steaks.
- Meat Thermometer – Having a thermometer lets you know exactly when your meat is finished.
- Stainless Steel Spoon – A stainless steel spoon is perfect for scraping up leftover juices after cooking.
- Aluminum Foil – Use foil to cover the grill rack to prevent sticking.
- Fire Extinguisher – Keep a fire extinguisher nearby just in case something goes wrong.
- Food Storage Containers – Store leftovers safely by using containers, choose the most viable container for convenient storage.
- stainless steel grilling rack – The best racks have holes in them so they can fit over the burners.
- Grill Brush – Cleaning the grill regularly prevents rust and buildup.
- Gauge Gauges – Check gauges periodically to ensure proper operation.
- Basting Brush – Using basting brushes gives you an opportunity to add flavor to meats.
- Spatula – Spatulas are used to flip burgers and turn steak.
- Wooden Cutting Boards – Wooden cutting boards absorb moisture making cleanup quick and simple.
- Metal Griddle – Metal griddles are excellent for pancakes and eggs.
- Cleaning Cloth – Keeping a cleaning cloth close by means of a hook or clip saves time and effort.
- Frying Pan – A frying pan is indispensable for preparing fried chicken, fish, vegetables, etc.
- Cookbook – Cookbooks give ideas about new recipes and techniques.
- Grill cart – A grill cart allows you to move the barbecue closer to the dining area without disturbing others.
Barbecuing requires special equipment. Here’s a list of barbecue tools:
- Long handled tongs – These allow you to easily pick up hot coals and place them into the center of the grate. They also come in handy for flipping burgers and turning steaks.
- Meat thermometer – This helps determine if your meat is cooked properly.
- Stainless steel spatula – Used to flip hamburgers and turn steaks.
- Aluminum foil – Wrapping food in this lightweight metal protects against burning and adds flavor.
- Fire extinguisher – In case anything happens during cooking, use this tool to quickly put out the flames.
- Food storage containers – Storing leftovers in these sturdy containers ensures safekeeping until next meal.
- Wood carving knife – Carve wood blocks to create custom serving pieces.
- Barbecue brush – Wipe away excess oil before placing food onto the grill.
- Butcher’s twine – Tie together skewers to keep them upright.
- Chopsticks – Serve food directly from bamboo chopsticks instead of utensils.
How Much Does It Cost to Make a table for a barbecue grill?
Making your own table for a barbecue grill should cost less than $100. However buying accessories and barbecue tools may bring the cost up. Once your table for BBQ grill is done, you can start thinking about BBQ recipes, like the ones here.