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DIY Grillin’ & Chillin’ Station

Paige Paige

The weather is warming up!  Time to take the grilling outside!  Since Matt Iseman is going to show us how to be a grill master, I’m going to make him a place to hang his tools…and chill at the end of a long, hard day hosting Home and Family!

You Will Need:
  • 5 Wood (pine) 1”x4” boards at 8’ tall (if you can find them at 6’ you don’t need to cut them down.)
  • 1 Wood (pine) 1”x2” board at 8’ tall
  • 24 Drywall screws 1 ½” long
  • 1 Quart of water-based wood stain (I am using a stain and poly blend in the color of ebony)
  • Paint brush or rag for wood stain
  • 1 Large galvanized bin/bucket
  • 4 drawer pulls, or other interesting items you could use as knobs (We will be using blue metal hose bibbs shown here.) You will only see the blue part.
  • 4 Metal bolts with matching nuts and washers size: ¼” x2.5”
  • White paint (or any color that you would like to use for your words)
  • Small artist paintbrush
  • Drill/screw gun with phillips head
  • 2 metal angle brackets sized 8” (maybe…if you need stability)
  • OPTIONAL: Stencils for the lettering.
  • OPTIONAL: Mounted drink/bottle opener
  • OPTIONAL: Small metal cup to catch the bottle caps

Cristina Ferrare and guest host Matt Iseman welcome director Garry Marshall to talk about his new movie "Mother's Day." SYFY’s “12 Monkeys” actress, Scottie Thompson joins us. From the Cooking Channel’s “Korean Food Made Simple,” chef Judy Joo makes mom’s BBQ chicken. Dr. Mao Shing Ni talks about the five elemental personality and acupuncture from Chinese medicine. Another finalist of our "Home & Family" DIY Star contest, Katie Allen, is making a DIY educational fabric game. Kym Douglas shows you beauty hacks you can do with a spoon. Learn how to make a DIY “grillin’ and chillin’” sign and cooler with Paige Hemmis. Matt Iseman cooks delicious BBQ ribeye steaks. Kristin Smith shares her top products every mother needs.  Credit:  Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer:  jeremy lee/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

How To:

  1. Take your five 1×4 boards of wood and cut each to size at 6’ (or have the hardware store cut it to size).
  2. Cut your 1×2’s into 3 14” boards.
  3. Lay your 1×4’s down on a flat surface and take your 1×2’s and lay them across all four boards at 1.5’, 3’ and 4.5’ down the back side. This will serve as three braces for your back boards.
  4. Attach to the back of each 1×4 with 1 drywall screw in each board. (So 5 across each brace.) Take your paint brush or rag and cover the front, back and sides of the wood with the wood stain.
  5. Let dry.
  6. Measure out and mark 16” down on each of the boards and center in the middle of each board.
  7. Drill holes for your drawer pulls or knobs at this mark (size will depend on what you are using as hardware).
  8. Attach your knobs at the front and secure with their screw on the back side until tight. (The knobs can roll once in place if you would like.)
  9. Set the wood boards against the galvanized bucket. On the back side of your galvanized bucket, drill 5 holes slightly bigger than your bolts spaced apart so that each one hits the middle of the 1×4 boards. This step will go through the bucket and the wood. Place one bolt with washer on the side of the bucket, and secure with nut on the back of the 1×4’s.
  10. If your structure needs a little more stability, you can use angle brackets (we did not need them.) Attach angle brackets to the bottom corners of your structure if needed.
  11. Either stencil or free-hand the word “Grilling” on top of the knobs.
  12. Either stencil or free-hand the “and” symbol in the middle of the boards.
  13. Either stencil or free-hand the word “Chilling” on the front of the bucket.
  14. Attach your bottle opener to the back boards where the knobs are.
  15. Attach your metal cup below the bottle opener to catch the caps.
  16. Hang your BBQ tools on the knobs, fill the bucket with ice and your favorite drinks and enjoy!

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Missed the episode? Check out exactly how we gave our Home & Family home a staging makeover on Home & Family!



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