DIY Portable Toolbox Grill

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When the summer weather arrives, one of the activities on most people’s minds is grilling. We already have a homemade barrel bbq out back, however it is very bulky. I have always wanted a more portable solution for taking deep into the woods or on road trips, this diy portable toolbox grill is just perfect.

My hubby has this really old steel tool box, and that is what inspired this project really. The rest of the required materials were easy and affordable to find. Can you believe the total cost of this project is less than $20?

DIY Portable Toolbox Grill
Photo credit: instructables.com
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • old steel tool box
  • steel grates
  • stove bolts
  • washers
  • nuts
  • aersol paint remover
  • heat-resistant stove paint
  • sugru
  • pot holders
  • magnets
  • rubber stoppers
  • safety glasses
  • reciprocating saw
  • drill and bits
  • right angle drill
  • paint scraper or putty knife
  • wire brush
  • wrench
  • ratchet and socket
  • tape measure

Since the outer casing of the grill is already made, the first thing I did as instructed was measure the top and cut the grates so that they fitted snuggly into the top of the toolbox. Removing the paint was next, and this needed a whole afternoon I just used the right angle grinder instead of the aersol paint remover.

Then the grill needed a new heat resistant paint job, that was not too difficult. The legs were next I had to ask the husband for help with these, I am happy with the final results though. There are many recommended finishing touches in the tutorial, I for the most part skipped those. You know I like to keep my projects simple! 🙂

You can follow step by step instructions on Instructables, here…

DIY Portable Toolbox Grill Plans

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