MEASURE AND CUT THE WOOD
Measure and mark the cuts listed below with your measuring tape and pencil. Then, cut the wood on the marks with a miter saw. Rip the wood with a table saw.
On the 2- x 12-inch x 8-foot pressure treated lumber:
• Six top, middle & bottom boards: 72-inch cuts
• Three pieces for feet: 19 ½-inch cuts
Rip the 19 ½-inch cuts to two inches to make three 2- x 2- x 19 ½-inch pieces.
On the 2- x 8-inch x 8-foot pressure treated lumber:
First, rip the board from 8 to 6 ½ inches.
• Nine top panels: 14-inch cuts
• Nine bottom panels: 16-inch cuts
On the 15/32- x 4-inch x 8-foot pressure treated plywood:
• One 16- x 69-inch cut
• One 14- x 69-inch cut
BUILD THE SHELVES
• Attach two of the 2- x 12- x 72-inch boards with wood glue and clamps. This will be the top of your grill station.
• Repeat this step with the remaining 2- x 12- x 72-inch boards, creating three shelves.
BUILD THE PANELS
• Attach three of the 2- x 6 ½- x 16-inch cuts with wood glue and clamps to create one panel.
• Repeat this step with the remaining 2- x 6 ½- x 16-inch cuts. These are your bottom panels.
• Repeat this step with the 14-inch boards. These are your top panels.
• Allow the glue to dry before proceeding to the next step.
ATTACH THE FEET
• Using the 2 ½-inch screws, attach the 2- x 2- x 19 ½-inch feet pieces to the bottom of the 72-inch board.
• Attach two of the feet 1 ½ inches in from each end.
• Center the middle piece between the end pieces at 34 ½ inches.
Tip: Pre-drill holes before drilling in screws to ensure your wood does not crack.
ATTACH THE BOTTOM PANELS
• With wood glue and clamps, attach the 16-inch panels to the bottom 72-inch board with wood glue and clamps.
• Make sure all three panels are aligned with each corresponding foot: 1 ½ inches in from each side with the middle panel centered between them.
• Allow the glue to dry before proceeding with the next step.
ATTACH THE MIDDLE SHELF
Drill the middle 72-inch board into the three 16-inch panels.
ATTACH THE TOP PANELS
Align the three 14-inch top panels to the middle board with wood glue and clamps.
ATTACH THE TOP SHELF
Once the glue has dried, screw the top board into the three 14-inch panels. This completes the frame.
CUT A HOLE FOR THE GRILL
• Place a nail 15 inches away from the front of the top board.
• Pull a 12-inch piece of twine taut and draw a circle around the nail until the circle is complete.
• Use a jig saw to cut out the marked circle.
ATTACH THE BACK PANELS
• Attach the back panels with the 1 ⅝-inch screws and glue.
• Cover any screw holes with wood patch and allow to cure.
SAND AND STAIN THE WOOD
• Use a sanding block or electrical sander to smooth any rough edges.
• Paint or stain all pieces in the color of your choice.
• Allow the station to dry before proceeding to the next step.
PLACE THE GRILL
• Place the paver stone directly under the hole you cut previously.
• Set the grill on top of the paver.
Safety: Avoid injury and have a friend help you lift the grill into its new home.