Need extra space next to the grill? Check out these easy DIY outdoor grill station ideas you could make in a weekend with basic tools!
Are you struggling to cook at the grill for a large group of friends or family because you don't have enough prep space? Or maybe you only have a little tabletop grill, and don't want to leave it on your nice outdoor bistro set on the balcony?
I'm here to help! These DIY grill station ideas are perfect for your deck or patio, and add much needed storage to your outdoor space. Most of these grill carts and cabinets can be built with basic power tools, such as a miter saw or circular saw, and will take you less than a day to assemble.
If you only have a small balcony, you can add a table without taking up floor space with this railing tray! It fits over the existing rail without fasteners, so it doesn't damage the wood.
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Don't want to make your own? Here are some inexpensive grill carts you can buy online and get shipped right to your front door!
Have a tiny balcony or patio space, but still want to grill? This small DIY grill station is just what you need! It gives you plenty of room to cook, and can also be used as a bar or serving area.
The top is made from two concrete pavers, which are heat-resistant, so you don't have to worry about a stray ember setting your apartment on fire. When the grill cools off, you can store it on the shelf underneath!
Read more to get the plans and make your own!
DIY Rolling Outdoor Grill Cart
Grilling season is the best part of summer. Making too many trips back and forth to the kitchen...not so much. This DIY grill cart is the perfect solution!
The entire cart is made using 1x4s and pocket hole joinery. It has a shelf below for extra storage, a dowel in place for paper towels and aluminum foil (GENIUS!) and hooks to hang cooking utensils.
Grill Side Cart with Storage
This rolling grill side cart features lots of storage and prep space and will have you outside grilling in no time! There's a drawer for silverware, shelves to store spices, and a cubby for an extra propane tank.
Read more to get the plans to build this DIY grill station and get your summer grilling started!
DIY Outdoor Ceramic Grill Cart
This grill station has space for not one, but two grills! All that weight is easy to move when it's on wheels, so you can roll it to where the action is. You can easily customize it to suit your needs.
Easy DIY Grill Station
This wall-mounted grill accessory station is a great idea! It keeps everything you need for grilling in one place and easily accessible.
There is room for paper towels, seasonings, and all your grilling utensils. Hang it over or near your grill area to make cooking a breeze.
Read more to get the plans and tutorial to make your own!
Rolling Grill Cart
Built from metal, cedar, and reclaimed butcher block, this DIY grill station has two shelves for storage, hooks for utensils, and the handle is great for keeping a towel close by. It's on wheels so you can roll it to the table as a serving space too.
Read more for the plans and details to make your own rolling grill cart.
Ultimate Grilling Station
Who wouldn't love an umbrella to keep you cool while you're cooking outdoors in the hot sun? This grill station has everything you need to take your grill on the road or down the block.
Read more to learn how to make your own ultimate grilling station.
DIY Mobile Island/Grill Cart
This DIY grill station is an easy woodworking project you could make in a weekend.
The open storage is perfect for baskets to corral all your grilling supplies. Plus, there's an extra shelf for storage underneath, and hooks for utensils and a towel bar.
It's perfect for outdoor grilling and you could even roll it inside to use as an island in the winter months!
DIY Grill Cart & Prep Table
This DIY grill station is great to use with your tabletop grill! You will have plenty of room for cooking and prep and there's even storage underneath for charcoal or a cooler.
You could use it as a prep station next to a built-in grill and because it's on wheels you could use it for a lot of other things in your yard too.
Read more for the plans and step-by-step tutorial to build your own multi-purpose grill station.
DIY Grill Tools Organizer
This grill station tool organizer can be added to a wall or post so that it's easily accessible when you're grilling. Then close it up when you're done cooking to keep your supplies clean and dry.
Read more for the full tutorial to make your own and get organized!
DIY Outdoor Grilling Station
Don't want to build a grill station from scratch? How about an upcycling project? This vintage dresser turned grill station is a great idea!
Shutters repurposed as doors give you a space for your grill when you aren't using it and the bottom drawer is perfect for storing all your grilling supplies. I love the reclaimed wood top!
Read more to find out how you can convert an old dresser into a grill station for your outdoor kitchen space!
Which one of these outdoor grilling station ideas is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
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