This step by step woodworking project is about grill bbq shelter plans. If you want to create a lean to shelter for your bbq grill, using common materials and tools, you should take a look over this project. I designed this shelter as to require as little money as possible to build. Follow the local building codes and hire a professional contractor if you don’t have the right skills to undertake the project on your own.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pressure-treated lumber, pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Made from this plan
- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 104″ long, 3 pieces – 92 1/2″ long POSTS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 – 43 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 65″ long, 1 piece – 69″ long RAFTERS
- C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 72″x24 3/4″ long ROOF
- D – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 73 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 51 1/2″ long TRIMS
- E – 30 sq ft of tar paper, 30 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- F – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 3 pieces – 65″ long, 21 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 36″ long RAILS
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Week
Grill BBQ Shelter Plans
The first step of the project is to layout the posts for the bbq shelter. Use string and batter boards to get an accurate result. You can easily adjust the size of your grill shelter.
Use 4×4 lumber for the posts of the shelter. As you can easily notice in the diagrams, you will set the posts 24″ in concrete. Cut the top of the posts at 75 degrees, using the pattern shown in the diagram.
After marking the location of the posts, you need to dig 2-3′ deep holes in the ground, using a post hole digger. Install tube forms and fit the posts into place, making sure they are perfectly plumb. Secure the 4×4 posts with braces before filling the forms with concrete.
Build the rim rafters for the shelter, using 2×4 lumber. Cut both ends of the beams at 75 degrees. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper.
Fit the beams to the top of the posts, as shown in the plans. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws. In addition, you need to attach 2×4 beams to the top and to the back of the shelter. Make sure the corners are square to prevent the wood from splitting.
In addition, fit a 2×4 middle rafter to the top of the shelter. Drill pilot holes through the rim rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the middle components.
Attach 3/4″ pieces of plywood to the top of the shelter, as shown in the plans. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the components. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the sheets to the rafters.
Build the trims for the sides of the shelter as shown in the diagram. Cut both ends of the 1×6 slats at 75 degrees.
Fit the trims to the sides, to the front and to the bottom of the shelter. Use 1 5/8″ brad nails to lock the trims into place. Align the top edge of the trims to the top edge of the plywood panels.
You could fit asphalt shingles to protect the shelter, as it is a straight forward solution. Therefore, install roofing felt over the roofing sheets, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under. Place a starting course at the bottom of the roof, before installing the asphalt shingles. Always read the manufacturing instructions before starting the installation, as there are several aspects that differ.
Smart Tip: The first course should star with a 3 tab shingle, the second course with a 2 1/2 tab , the third course with a 2 tab, the forth course with a 1 1/2 tab, the fifth course with a 1 tab, the sixth course with a 1/2 tab. Repeat the process from the beginning, starting with the seventh course. Don’t forget that the shingles should overhang from the drip edge about a 1/4″. In addition, secure the asphalt shingles to the roof decking with tacks.
If you want to enhance the look of your shelter, you need to attach rails to the sides and to the back of the structure. Build the supports from 2×4 lumber and fit them to the posts, as shown in the diagrams. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the posts.
Fit the 1×6 slats to the back of the shelter. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the rails to the supports, making sure you place them equally-spaced.
Attach 1×6 slats to the sides of the shelter, as shown in the diagram. Place a piece of 2×4 between the rails to create consistent gaps.
Attach 2×4 slats to the top of the rails, to enhance the look of the project. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the supports for the rails.
After assembling the shelter, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Drill the holes with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Smooth the surface with 120-200 grit sandpaper. The small outdoor shelter has a modern appearance and cant match the style of any backyard.
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