BBQ Tool Holder in Just 10 minutes!

Build this easy DIY BBQ tool holder in just 10 minutes! Modify it to fit your own deck rails. The perfect DIY for any BBQ lover!

This year I challenged myself to make a few simple projects. Things that you can pop out in less than an evening without a ton of effort. Since January I’ve made a few of these 10 Minute DIYs and these simple projects are quickly becoming my favourites. This month we challenged ourselves to make a quick outdoor project, and when I was drawing a blank…. zero ideas… my husband said, “You could make a BBQ Tool Holder in less than 10 Minutes”. My response was “Ummm… no I can’t”, which sparked some kind of male challenge instinct in my husband. Ten minutes later (including time for photos!) we had a utensil holder, lol.

scrap wood for this DIY BBQ tools holder

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How to Make your 10 Minute BBQ Tool Holder

We used scrap wood for this project, but if you don’t have any, a 1×6 board (2 ft long) could easily be cut up into strips for this holder.

Materials: 

  • Scrap wood (1x1s and a 2ft 2x1s)
  • 1.5″ Screws
  • Wood stain

Tools: 

Step-by-step Tutorial for your 10 Minute BBQ Tool Holder

To make your BBQ tool holder, start by cutting your boards to length:

  • Arm lengths (1×1 board): 2.5″, 3″, & 4″
  • [The 3″ length is based on the width of your railing – measure your railing]
  • Base (1 x2 board): 24″ long
Cut the wooden pieces to length

Then cut any widths that need to be adjusted on the table saw.

Using a table saw to cut all the wooden pieces

We did all of the attachments with screws. Because it’s a thin wood slice, you will want to make a pilot hole before putting your screws in place. Use your drill to make a small hole where the boards will attach.

drilling a small hole where the wooden pieces attach

Then clamp, and drill the boards together.

Clamping the boards together using a wood clamp and screws

We also used wood glue to make sure the connections were strong.

gluing the wooden joints secure

Once you have one arm built, do the same for the second arm.

Putting together both arms of the BBQ tool holder

When both arms are built, attach them a couple of inches from each end of the 1×2 board. Finally, you want to add a few screws to the front of the board, sticking out so that your BBQ utensils can hang on them.

Securing wooden arm to the long wooden board

Just to prove it, I timed the whole thing! A BBQ tool holder in just under 11 minutes! I think that’s pretty good considering I made him pause to take photos a few times, lol.

Timer showing 10 minutes 50 seconds

We stained our BBQ Tool Holder with our favourite Ebony stain from Minwax, and hung it on the deck! Just to make sure it works, I make my husband BBQ every couple of days too ;)

BBQ Tool Holder
BBQ Tool Holder
BBQ Tool Holder
BBQ Tool Holder
BBQ Tool Holder
BBQ Tool Holder

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10 Minute BBQ Tool Holder

10 Minute BBQ Tool Holder

Yield: 1

Build this easy DIY BBQ tool holder in just 10 minutes! Modify it to fit your own deck rails. The perfect DIY for any BBQ lover!

Materials

  • Scrap wood (1x1s and a 2ft 2x1s)
  • 1.5" Screws
  • Wood stain

Tools

  • Table Saw
  • Mitre Saw
  • Drill

Instructions

Start by cutting your boards to length.

- Arm lengths (1x1 board): 2.5", 3", & 4"

- [The 3" length is based on the width of your railing - measure your railing]

- Base (1 x2 board): 24" long

Cut any widths that need to be adjusted on the table saw.

Clamp and drill the boards together (make a pilot hold before putting screws in place). Use wood glue to make sure the connections are strong

Build 2 arms as per the picture in the blog post

Attach the arms 2 inches from each end of the 1x2 board

Add a few screws to the front of the board, sticking out so that your BBQ utensils can hang on them

Stain the piece black, and hang it on the deck!

3 thoughts on “BBQ Tool Holder in Just 10 minutes!

  1. That was indeed a quick project if you have all the right tools that you can use. What I also like about this project is that you can move the holder to any part of the house as long as you’re able to hang it. Two thumbs up for this helpful idea.

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