BBQ Grill Storage With Fully Concealed Bling


My entry for the Garden bling contest:

We normally store our grill in our garden shed during the winter, but we have quite a bit of garden furniture to store there too, and the grill takes up quite a lot of space so I suggested that I could build a shed for it on the terrace. After thinking it over I almost immediately backed off the idea thinking about all the running around it would take to get all the materials, roofing etc., but my wife liked the idea and so it came to be. A familiar Story?

Just for the record, we always set up for grilling away from the side of the house for safety’s sake.

I wanted the shed to sit on the terrace in the same place as we normally have it in the summer. I tried to make it fit between the window frame on the right and the roof drain pipe on the left, but after putting the outside molding on the corners it didn’t quite make it, so I couldn’t have it tight against the wall as I wished. No matter, there is no other practical place for it to be, so it just sits out a couple of inches from the wall. I would have liked the shed to be less wide, but the tables on the grill don’t fold down ( how smart is that?) so I was forced to build it in this size. see below

As you can see from this photo our cat loves attention if not the grill house. I just wanted to show you how the shed roof color matches our roof tiles. see below

The frame work and doors are all mortise and tenon and the moldings are cut from from 2×4′s. If you are interested in more details you can read the blog I did on the construction of it here

Thanks for reading. I hope you like it.

Mike, an American living in Norway


Excellent Mike.
Perfect match, perfect fit and a pretty cute cat as well!
Well (over) done! :-)

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Mike that looks real nice all painted up and a perfect match to the house .
One question I have regarding you rain gutter how does the water get into the gutter as it looks like the roof tile overhangs the gutter ?


Thanks Paul and Klaus.

Paul Overdone so I could stay in the shop longer! Our cat is a bit of a photo bomber.

Klaus There is a pvc sheathing that goes on the roof board and the tiles stick out a bit over that, then comes the drain gutter. it’s a little hard to see in the photo. The reason for this is that the colored cement roof tiles would leave red streaks on the sheathing if the tiles didn’t stick out a bit. It rains a lot here and there is a a kind of colored silt from the tiles. This settles into the drain gutter and is almost like cement.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Very nice. Well put together and thanks for the building blog. It looks like it has been part of the house forever.great work.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

it is definitely “bling” .. looks wonderful

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Beautiful work Mike.

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The finished project should make for a very happy wife! A perfect complement to your home. Well done.


P.S. Could you get a close-up of the rhinestones? ;-)

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Thanks for the kind words Thorreain, Debbie, Jim and L/W.

L/W I couldn’t find the rhinestones. I’m awaiting a shipment of diamonds from South Africa. It could be a long wait………

Mike, an American living in Norway

What a nice job , matches the house and keeps the grill out of the weather . I don’t know where your storage shed is , but grills don’t roll in the grass very good . Now it’s on your deck all the time .


Thanks much Bruce.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Well done Mike.

Everything match from the roof all the way down.

I like your yard a lot!

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Still beautiful!!!

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