We are fast approaching June and with that comes Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the un-official start of summer. Summer means grilling and Father’s Day! Here is the perfect DIY gift that any dad would love! Even if you’re not a dad, this is great for any backyard patio.
Check us out on WSAW News Channel 7 at 5:00 pm to see us demo how to make this handy grilling tool holder.
This is a pretty simple project and can easily be completed in a short amount of time.
- A cutting device; can be a chop/miter saw, circular saw, jig saw, or hand saw. Some home improvement stores will even cut your lumber for you!
- Sander, preferably an orbital or palm sander with 40-80 grit sand paper. Depending on the quality of your boards you may be able to hand sand with sand paper.
- Power drill to pre-drill holes for screws
- Tape Measure
- Hammer or Brad nailer/stapler
- 1″ by 10″ by 17″ board or if using re-purposed pallet boards; you will need 4 planks about 17″ long
- Wood stain of your choice. We used Minwax waterbased Toffee color. It is available at either Menards or Home Depot.
- Foam paint brush
- Cloth rag
- Copper pipe and fittings to create the hanger or hooks of your choice
- Water based spare urethane for outdoor use
- Paint marker or craft paint
- Stencils to add heading to sign
You will need to have your 1″ by 10″ cut to the approximate length of 17″. Some local home improvement stores will cut your board to length or sell cut off lumber that will work for the project. Once you have your board cut to length, you would sand lightly. The board will accept the stain better if it is sanded.
If using re-purposed pallet board planks. Cut four planks to approximately 17″. Sand the planks. Using a scrap piece of wood strapping and brad nailer or hammer to hold the planks together.
Stain your board by brushing the stain on and wiping off the excess. You could also paint or choose to leave your board natural.
Next you will add the heading to your sign. We choose to stencil ours Grillin’ & Chillin’. You can also use a paint marker to write a heading. Great idea for a Father’s Day gift; have your child write on the sign!
Drill holes to attach your hangers of choice.
We are using a copper pipe with “S” hooks. The elbows from the copper pipe are threaded through the board.
Once you have your hangers attached, you can spray coat your Tool Display Hanger with an outdoor spar urethane.
We choose to use Varathane – Spar Urethane for outdoor use.
Allow your project to dry and it is ready to use!
Keep on DIY’ng and let us know if you have any questions!
Lisa Kumfer & Ashley Witzeling – co-owners of Wausau DIY