How to Build a Barbecue Grill
Learn how to build a barbecue grill, surround, pit, or enclosure with these easy, step-by-step do-it-yourself projects. I’ve collected the very best DIY projects for people who want to learn how to build their own outdoor kitchens complete with BBQ grills!
1. How to Build a Barbecue Pit
Here is a great step-by-step guide on how to build a brick barbecue pit. This guide has images and instructions for each tip, and it’s a lot easier than you probably think. This is a great DIY project for those who don’t have a lot of building experience.
2. How to Build a Brick Barbecue Grill
This guide is a very simple project for learning to build an outdoor brick barbecue grill. This is a project that someone of almost any skill level can manage.
3. Build a Brick and Tile Barbecue
If you’re looking for something a little more attractive and in-depth, this is a great project. This project will teach you how to build a complete outdoor grill station with a countertop, backsplash, gas grill, cooktop surface and stainless steel doors. This is not a project for beginners, though, so be warned!
4. Build a Brick Barbecue Grill and Smoker Box
This project over at Instructables will teach you how to build a fantastic brick barbecue and smoker pit in your back yard. It even teaches you how to pour a concrete patio foundation to place it on! This is a project for people who have a moderate skill level, but beginners could probably manage this with some extra time and effort, because it’s a very well thought out article with plenty of pictures.
5. How to Build a Grill from 55-Gallon Barrel
Here is another great project on Instructables. It will teach you how to build a simple barbecue grill from a 55-Gallon metal barrel, in this case they used a honey barrel, but an oil drum would work, too.
6. How to Build a Cinderblock Barbecue Pit
This is a fantastic easy tutorial for building a quick and easy barbecue pit out of inexpensive materials that anyone can source locally at Home Depot or any other home improvement store or hardware store. You could probably even get a lot of these materials for free off Craigslist or a local building site that has excess materials. This is a great project for all skill levels, even beginners.
7. Build a Barbecue Pit & Rotisserie Oven
This project will teach you how to build your own outdoor barbecue pit and rotisserie oven for about $250. (You can’t even buy a pre-made grill/smoker/rotisserie for that!) This is a project that almost anyone should be able to accomplish. It has simple, step-by-step instructions with pictures and a video.