15 DIY Grill Stations - With Free Plans

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Get grilling!

With spring and summer right around the corner, we find ourselves spending more time outdoors, entertaining and grilling! 

Adding a grill station to an outdoor space makes it easier and more enjoyable to bbq and prepare outside. A grill station allows "the cook" to mingle and not miss the gathering. If you enjoy being outside and having a great bbq but don't have a grill station, NOW IS THE TIME!

Here are 15 of our favorite grill station plans to get you started.

If you do build please share, we love seeing your projects!


 

 

1. Nesting Grill Station

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I love portable gas grills so much, I had to make an entire grilling station based around one! Build your own nesting grill station for a portable grill!  Features grill table with storage for propane tank and grill, as well as a counter height dining/serving table.  This is a great space saving option for prepping, grilling, and dining, plus it stores away neatly when done!


 

 

2. Charcoal Grill Island

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From Gina at Lady Goats! "The design is based on a photo I saw of a potting table, which goes to show this would also make an amazing potting bench (cut the hole on top to suit your needs, or create a slab-top and use this as an outdoor buffet/serving station!).

Oh, I didn't mention!! It has a tilt-out bin!"

The extra storage and counter space make this a perfect charcoal grill station option!


 

 

3. Patio Cooler Grill Cart Combo

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This Cooler Grill Cart Combo is from Brad at Fix This Build That! "The project is made from cedar to withstand the elements and give it a nice classy look."

We love the look and added storage shelf at the bottom with extra counter space for prepping the food!


 

 

4. Simple Rolling Bar Cart

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An outdoor bar cart is great for prepping food or creating a drink station for outdoor grilling and entertainment. Its designed to stand for outdoor use, but you can wheel it inside - for filling it up with beverages and snacks too!


 

 

5. Rolling Outdoor Grill Island

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This awesome outdoor grill island is by Pneumatic Addict! Here Elisha teams up with Simpson Strong Tie to put this rolling island together with some steel studs and connectors. 

We love the ability to custom build this grill cart around your barbecue unit and the fact that it's portable to take with you if/when you move. 


 

 

6. Rolling Cart with Cooler Storage

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Want to add cooler storage into a grill cart? Check out this tutorial by C.R.A.F.T.! Keep cold drinks handy for your guests and while you prep and cook!

We like the idea of adding hooks for utensils and hand towels, maybe even a paper towel dispenser. 


 

 

7. Big Green Egg Table

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If you're looking for Big Green Egg table plans in any size, check out Dogwood Nation! With extra prep space and an added lower shelf, this is a great way to incorporate the Big Green Egg!


 

 

8. Small Galvanized Top Grill Cart

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If you just need a little extra prepping and storage space, this cute little grill cart with galvanized top by In Between Chaos is perfect! Even better, then grill season is over, bring it inside for an extra kitchen cart!


 

 

9. Rolling Grill Side Cart with Storage

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Houseful of Handmade has the plan for this awesome side grill cart, which includes a drawer, extra shelf, prep space and propane tank storage! The perfect addition to support your grilling experience!


 

 

10. Mobile Island Grill Cart

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This mobile grill cart by DIY Huntress has it all! With added hooks and paper towel storage keep all of your grill needs close by! We love the incorporated cubbies and wire baskets for extra storage. Perfect for outdoor grilling!


 

 

11. Rolling Bar Cart with Removeable Tray

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This bar cart, AKA beverage cart, party cart, decorative plant cart, grill cart, is made entirely of 1x3 boards (well, except for the wood wheels). It features a top tray that is fully removable, and bottom shelf with slatted design for easy water drainage, curved handles for easy moving, and two large wooden front wheels, moving your party outdoors - or indoors come unplanned weather changes, is as easy as it is stylish.


 

 

12. Portable Table

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We're thinking outside the box with this one. This is our portable workbench plan, but we've seen it used as a mobile or tailgate grill table as well! 


 

 

13. Grill CArt and BBQ Prep Table

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This sweet BBQ cart is by Woodshop Diaries! It is larger in size and will accommodate different sized portable or charcoal tabletop grills, with plenty of prep space! We love the added casters and handle for easy mobility.


 

 

14. Outdoor Serving Center

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This awesome serving center by Kreg is a great addition for outdoor entertaining! Keep drinks and condiments chilled and within easy reach. The design allows for added prep space on top. Made from cedar this outdoor serving station is sure to last!


 

 

15. Grill Island

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This grill island has all the prep surface, tons of storage and room to sit and eat! This beautiful design is by Houseful of Handmade. We love the added casters and stainless steel top. Added seating allows for family or guests to sit and give the cook company! 

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