This step by step diy woodworking project is about grill shelter plans. The project features instructions for building a 4×5 shelter for your grill. If you want to protect your stainless steel grill from rain, you should consider building a simple wooden structure. Make sure you check out the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 80″ long, 2 pieces – 68 1/2″ long POSTS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 43 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 53″ long, 1 piece – 57″ long RAFTERS
- C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 24 3/4″x60″ long ROOF
- D – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 51 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 61 1/2″ long TRIMS
- E – 25 sq ft of tar paper, 25 ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- F – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 53″ long, 12 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 36″ long RAILS
- 4 piece of 4×4 lumber- 8′
- 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1 1/4″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
- filler, stain
- 25 sq ft of tar paper
- 25 sq ft of asphalt shingles
How to build a bbq grill shelter
First of all, you need to lay out the posts for the shelter. Use batter boards and string to lay out the location for the posts. Measure the diagonals and make adjustments until they are perfectly equal. In addition, we recommend you to apply the 3-4-5 rule to the corners.
Build the posts from 4×4 lumber, making sure you cut the top at 75 degrees. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper for a professional result.
You can set the posts into concrete for about 2-3 or you can pour footings and use posts supports. Use a post hole digger to make the holes, install tube forms and fill them with concrete. Install the post anchors, making sure everything is aligned properly. After a few days, you should set the posts to the anchors and plumb them with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ carriage bolts to lock them into place tightly.
After setting the posts into concrete, you need to build the rim rafters from 2×4 lumber. Cut both ends of the rafters at 75 degrees.
Fit the rafters to the sides of the shelter, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Next, install the front and the back rafters, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the rafters and secure them to the posts using 2 1/2″ screw.
Fit a middle rafter to the roof of the grill shelter. Fit the rafter to the the structure, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the side rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the middle rafter.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roofing sheets. Mark the cut lines and get the job done with a circular saw. Fit the sheets to the rafters and align the edges with attention. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the sheets into place, every 8″ along the rafters.
Build the trims for the roof using 1×6 lumber. Cut both ends of the trims at 75 degrees and smooth the edges with attention.
Fit the side trims to the shelter and lock them into place with 1 5/8″ brad nails. Next, attach the 1×6 trims to the front and to the back of the shelter. Use 1 5/8″ brad nails to lock them into place tightly.
Cover the roof with tar paper. Use staples to secure the tar paper into place. Next, you should install asphalt shingles to the roof, starting from the bottom up to the top. Install a ridge cap to waterproof everything in a professional manner.
Next, you need to attach the 2×4 support rails to the structure. Cut the components at the right dimensions and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the components to the structure and lock them into place using 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and the edges flush. You can adjust the distance between the rails to suit your needs.
Next, you need to attach the vertical rails to the supports. Build the rails from 1×6 lumber. Fit the rails equally-spaced, drill pilot holes at both ends and lock them to the supports using 1 1/4″ screws.
Fit the top rails to the sides of the bbq shelter. Cut the top rails from 2×4 lumber and fit them to the top supports. Use 2 1/2″ brad nails to lock them into place tightly.
Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with fine-grit sandpaper for a professional result. Apply a few coats of stain or paint to enhance the look of the shelter and to protect the components from decay.
The lean to shelter seen from the back looks beautiful and rustic.
If you want, you can easily adjust the size of the shelter to suit your needs. This is a basic structure that requires little woodworking skills and resources, so any homeowner can get the job done in a weekend.
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