DIY Toolbox Barbecue

Take your grill on the go with this DIY toolbox barbecue. The toolbox barbecue has several drawers to store cooking utensils and carrying handles to easily transport this portable barbecue from your backyard to the beach.

June 2018
By Max McMurdo
Photography by Brent Darby

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Cover courtesy Jacqui Small.

In Upcycling Outdoors: 20 Creative Garden Projects Made from Reclaimed Materials, Max McMurdo provides 20 inventive projects to get readers upcycling and recycling. The book includes valuable information on the tools, techniques, and materials to help you create unique designs and go on an outdoor creative adventure. The following excerpt is from Chapter 3, "Eating and Entertaining."

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If there are three things that make me happy in life, they are upcycling, tools and eating good food with friends. I've had this particular toolbox in my workshop since I started my business — I purchased it with the money I received from my first sale. It's a bit battered and has seen better days, but I couldn't part with it for sentimental reasons. Then, while drinking tea and stroking my beard, searching for inspiration, I had a moment of madness: what if I could upcycle it into the ultimate portable barbecue?




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