BBQ Table Plans
BBQ tables are a must in your back garden, patio or deck and add significantly to your outdoor living and entertainment.
range of outdoor furniture available to complement your BBQ is wide and
varied. You need to decide what the right look for you is, the setting
it is in, the amount of entertaining you do and the price you are
prepared to pay.
The cheapest and most rewarding way of acquiring
a BBQ table is to purchase a BBQ table plan and build it yourself.
Building your own has become a lot more popular because of the advent
of very cheap woodworking tools.
BBQ table plans come in all
sorts and sizes these days. You have to decide whether a simple A Frame
is the most suitable or the more complicated to make table and chairs
Alternatively there is a new range of hexagonal and
octagonal BBQ tables on the market now. They take their name from their
shape. The advantage of these over an A Frame is that they are much
more sociable, no one is sitting right beside another person. All the
space around the table can be used and you can fit in as many as is
comfortable. There are different sizes of table as well.
out the plans. Some of them are not designed well and tend to rack and
move a lot. Others will have a conglomeration of supporting woodwork
underneath which severely restricts leg movement. Check also to see if
there is provision for an umbrella hole. On some plans it is impossible
to put one in.
Once you have your plan you next need to decide
which lumber to construct it in. What is in keeping with the rest of
your patio furniture. Treated pine is probably the most common and the
least expensive however you may have access to a number of other
timbers. Redwood looks great as does cedar or teak. Just check out that
the lumber you use will not split warp, rot or crack. Check with your
Have a look at our main page for our Picnic Table Plans.