12 DIY BBQ Island Plans

Opened Grill With Food On Trays Inside, Standing On The Backyard Garden On The Lawn

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Use one of these DIY BBQ island plans to make cooking outside with your grill easier than ever before. You'll have more prep space for food, serving areas for guests, and extra storage so you're not running into the kitchen all the time for all those necessities.

All of these outdoor grill islands work a little bit differently. Some of them are actually built around a gas grill, some are built for a grill to be set inside, and others are just for giving you more space when you're grilling. No matter what kind of grill you have or outdoor space available, you'll find one that works for you.

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    Rolling Outdoor Island

    A grill with a custom surround table

    Pneumatic Addict

    Steel, cement board, and wood make up this DIY outdoor grill island that has the look of modern stucco without the cost. Besides being a nice place for your grill, there are hooks for grill tools and open shelving that allows easy access to a propane tank.

    Rolling Outdoor Island from Pneumatic Addict

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    Stone Grill Station

    A grill station made of stone

    Unexpected Elegance

    For around $150 you can build this stone grill station that looks like it belongs in a fancy outdoor kitchen. The plan includes building a frame to go under the grill sides and then attaching a stone veneer to give it an elegant touch.

    Stone Grill Station from Unexpected Elegance

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    Outdoor Grill Cart

    A wooden grill cart sitting in a backyard

    Charleston Crated

    If you're looking for something more mobile, this outdoor grill cart is perfect. It can be moved right beside your grill and gives you much needed counter space, a towel rack, hooks for tools, and an extra open area for storage at the bottom.

    Outdoor Grill Cart from Charleston Crafted

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    Grill Station Tutorial

    A grill station with a grill on a deck

    Grandma's House DIY

    This small but mighty grill station is built from wood and topped with a piece of granite. Small grills—even tabletop grills—can sit on top while an added bar holds your towels and grilling tools.

    Grill Station Tutorial from Grandma's House DIY

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    Big Green Egg Table Plan

    A green egg grill in a custom table

    The Lowcountry Lady 

    If you have a Big Green Egg, you won't want to pass up this free plan for a BBQ island that has a custom spot to sit your egg. The top is a concrete counter and it gives you lots of extra space for food prep. There's also a sliding barn door underneath, so you have both open and closed shelving for storage. This free plan fits the large size of Big Green Egg, so you may have to change some measurements if you have a different size.

    Big Green Egg Table Plan from The Lowcountry Lady

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    DIY Grill Station

    A cinder block grill station

    Our Fifth House

    If you're looking for a permanent grill station that you can easily build around your grill, you'll want to check out this free plan. This simple DIY grill station only takes an hour to put together. Made of cinder blocks and patio stones, this grill station looks great and will last for many years to come. The best part is that it's a flexible grill surround, so it works for any size of grill.

    DIY Grill Station from Our Fifth House

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    How to Build a Grill Cart

    A grill cart by a large plant

    Ohoh Deco

    Build a custom grill cart for any portable grill with this free DIY plan. A concrete countertop with open shelving below will make grilling so much easier. It's also on wheels so you can take it wherever you'd like to grill.

    How to Build a Grill Cart from Ohoh Deco

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    Weber Grill BBQ Station

    A wooden bbq grill station

    Lady Goats

    If you love your charcoal grill, this DIY BBQ table is a must-have. This will give you counter space and shelving. There's even a tilt-out bin for trash that you won't know how you lived without. Make a few small changes and you can also use this as a potting bench.

    Weber Grill BBQ Station from Lady Goats

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    DIY Grill Cart

    The side of a wooden grill cart


    This rolling grill cart will have you ready to prepare your next barbecue with all the sides. This is a mobile DIY grill cart that you could really use anywhere you need some extra counter space. Just roll it over to the new area and then back again to keep it out of sight. The area at the bottom is perfect for holding a cooler, which makes for an awesome beverage center that all your guests will love.

    DIY Grill Cart from C.R.A.F.T.

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    Weber Grill Cart BBQ Station

    A wooden grill cart with a grill and tools

    Darbin Orvar 

    Here's a free plan for a DIY Weber grill cart and BBQ station that would look great in anyone's backyard or on their deck. There's a great video that goes along with this plan that gives step-by-step instructions on how to build it. This whole project will only set you back a $100 or so, leaving you more cash for new grilling tools.

    Weber Grill Cart BBQ Station from Darbin Orvar

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    BBQ Grill Cart

    A BBQ grill island beside a yellow door

    Katrina Blair 

    This BBQ grill cart adds so much extra prep space with its beautiful wooden countertop and it looks great while doing it. Hooks and a towel bar, as well as open shelving, give you even more options for serving and storage.

    BBQ Grill Cart from Katrina Blair

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    Patio Cart From an Old BBQ

    A patio cart in a sunny yard

    Girl, Just DIY

    If you have a gas grill you don't want anymore, you can use the frame to create a patio cart. Everything you need for this makeover project is here, including pictures, directions, tips, and tricks.

    Patio Cart from an Old BBQ from Girl, Just DIY