How I've Turned an Old Steel Desk Into Nice Barbecue Grill

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I've had an old steel computer desk and instead of getting rid of it, I've decided to repurpose it completely.

Entire construction was strong enough to make a barbecue out of it.

After planning and measuring future parts I've bought metal sheets and I've had them cut properly.

Lots of drilling, painting with high temperature resistant paint and cutting angle bars.

At the end I've added wooden side shelf. BBQ has wheels in order to move it easily over the porch.

Project was quite challenging for me, as I've never worked with steel.

Overall it's very useful and I'm very happy with the result :)

Old desk

At first there was a desk which required getting rid of MDF's.

cutting some parts of the constuction with an was also necesarry

After drilling holes I've had to put everyting together to check if everything fits

Cooking grill is supported by steel angle bars.

Size of the grill is 58x30 cm or 22,8x11,8 inches

When everything was ready, bbq had to be disassembled for painting

Final assembly, lots of screws were used

Almost ready

First use.

I've also added fireplace grill, also made from steel angle bars

Extra shelf made from beech wood and angle steel brackets

Shelf from bottom

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  • Helene234 Helene234 on Sep 03, 2020

    I usually play devil's advocate and critic, but this one I think is a great idea and project. very clever!

  • Leslie Leslie on Oct 24, 2020

    VERY WELL DONE!!!! Thank you for sharing your process :)