The Perfect BBQ SpotIn the garden, on the balcony or terrace
Finally springtime. Finally grilling again. Finally back to your own BBQ spot. What, you don't have one? Then build one! In this article, you will find inspiration, tips, and tricks for creating your perfect BBQ spot - on your balcony, terrace, or in your garden.
The barbecue season has arrived, and your BBQ spot looks anything but a cozy grill paradise? As a true do-it-yourselfer, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get creative! That's exactly what we did. In this post, I will show you how we built our own personal BBQ spot in the boho style using lots of ideas, creativity, and our Einhell tools. The best part is that the different elements can be easily customized to your individual needs and local conditions - whether you want to build your BBQ spot on the terrace, in the garden, or on the balcony.
|Wooden boards (Douglas fir 2,000 x 100 x 18 mm - as needed)||Mitre Saw|
|Wooden strips (2,000 x 50 x 18 mm width)||Cordless drill|
|Metal angle bracket with a leg length of 80 mm||Jig Saw|
|M5 round head stainless steel screws||Multifunctional Tool|
|Threaded screws, nuts, washers, and wood screws||Angle Grinder|
|Wood glue||Biscuit Jointer|
|Flat steel (15 x 40 mm)|
A BBQ spot consists of many components that contribute to creating a beautiful grilling atmosphere. However, to achieve a cohesive look, it's important not to use too many different materials. For our BBQ spot, we chose a natural wood look that fits best with the Boho style we desire. We are using Douglas fir wood for this.
Douglas fir emits a cozy character with its warm, reddish hue and is also extremely durable, making it perfect for outdoor areas. Another good option for outdoor use is larch wood. We obtained the Douglas fir as planed 2,000 x 100 x 18 mm boards from the hardware store. With a length of 2 meters, they can also be easily transported by car. For cutting them to length, we recommend using a mitre saw, as it provides a right-angled, straight, and smooth cut. For outdoor use in the garden or on the terrace, the cordless version is also a good option.
In addition to the wood, it is also important to choose the right materials for the other components. Threaded screws, nuts, and washers should be made mostly of non-rusting steel. This may affect the price, but it pays off in the long run.
If posts or other elements interrupt the railing, you can make cutouts using an cordless jigsaw and cordless multitool. First, make a lateral cut with the jigsaw, and then make a plunging cut with the multitool. A piece of wood is used as a support aid, which is placed and clamped accordingly to the edge.
Before screwing the horizontal slats onto the crossbar with the cordless drill-driver, it's important to pre-drill the holes where the screws will go and mark the positions for the horizontal slats on the crossbar. Proper alignment is essential for the success of the project. It's recommended to use a particularly straight slat as the first one to ensure a good start. The last horizontal slat is initially clamped in place to provide a stable frame for work.
A fixed attachment of the shelves is certainly an option, but it offers less flexibility. Therefore, we came up with this solution: A small piece of flat steel with dimensions of 15 x 40 mm is used as a locking mechanism behind the back wall, attached to a metal screw. This allows for easy removal and re-locking without tools by simply turning it 90 degrees from the front.
The final touch: Decorating and enjoying
Almost done! To turn your grill area into your "perfect grill area", you can now personalize it with various accessories according to your taste.
Like mentioned before, everything at our place revolves around the boho theme, therefore, we are using macrame decorations such as dreamcatchers, coasters, and matching pillows in the seating area to complement the beautiful wood look. Cool lamps made from materials such as Halfa grass, lanterns, or string lights, and a few plants complete the look and turn your grill area into your new favorite spot. For those who prefer to build their own decorations and lamps, our DIY projects provide additional inspiration.
The next barbecue night can come! When will you build your perfect grill area?