Though summer only has a little over a month to go, there's still plenty of time to squeeze in some final fun in the sun with a backyard barbecue. If you're looking for a great way to finish the season and get a jump on next year, then rejuvenating your grill might be your answer.
Instead of breaking the bank and buying brand-new parts (or a brand-new grill), there's a cheaper and much more awesome way to liven up your backyard blowouts. Using an upcycled cable reel and a small, tailgate-style charcoal grill, you can instantly wow your guests with a barbecue creation.
First, you need to find a giant spool or cable reel.
The wooden structure needs to be large enough to be repurposed as a table.
Next, sand all the surfaces of the spool.
Be sure to also remove any nails or nasty objects sticking out of the wood.
Now it's time to cut an opening in the center of the spool.
Make sure the four rods holding the center of the spool in place are extra tight to keep the surface stable. Also, measure beforehand so the hole is just big enough to fit your grill.
Place your grill inside your newly cut opening.
It should fit perfectly if the diameter of your cut is equal to the diameter of your grill.
Remove the grill and apply varnish to give your table a natural, distinguished look.
Add the grill again and you have yourself a beautiful grill/table!
Purchasing something like this at a hardware store would cost thousands of dollars, yet when you add up the cost of even purchasing the tools required for this build, it would still come out at a fraction of the price. With that in mind, find yourself a spool and finish the summer the right way!