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#4637953 - 01/17/18 05:21 PM Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4838
Loc: Houston, Texas
I have a nice portable grill that i have only used like two times. I was thinking about building a cabinet for it to sit on, that way it will be like 4ft high. My concern.is would the wood be a fire hazard?
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#4637954 - 01/17/18 05:23 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Houston, Texas
It's a gas grill btw.
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#4637972 - 01/17/18 05:34 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 07/26/04
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I wouldn't; a guy from the last place I worked had his bbq on his deck; "something happened" while he was a few hundred feet down the street and his entire deck was on fire... His entire house was lost as the town is large and volunteer only.

Cover it with sheet metal or something obviously fireproof if you must.

Respectfully, common sense needs to be used.


Edited by simple_gifts (01/17/18 05:34 PM)
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#4638077 - 01/17/18 06:55 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: simple_gifts]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
"something happened" while he was a few hundred feet down the street


WHAT? Who does that?

I set up camp when I am grilling, LOL!
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#4638083 - 01/17/18 07:01 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
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This reminds me that my mom did this when i was like 10 years old. She went to go talk to the neighbor and I saw flames inside the grill and more smoke than usual. Lol I had to run over and get her.
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#4638104 - 01/17/18 07:11 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: motor_oil_madman]
eagle23 Offline


Registered: 01/11/08
Posts: 504
Loc: Roswell GA
IDK if you are in an apartment or a house, but one of the most common sources of apartment fires is a gas grille on the wooden deck.

Most complexes prohibit it for the reasons given, and do not allow grilling within 25' of the building. I do apartment / condo risk control surveys for insurance carriers and that is one of the questions they pointedly ask. They have the losses to prove how serious it is.

Things do happen...something falls over or flairs up resulting in a disaster.

Use a metal cabinet (an old rolling tool box comes to mind), and know that over time, it will probably get greasy as all get out. Grease on top of wood is just more to burn.

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#4638113 - 01/17/18 07:19 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Houston, Texas
I'll sell it then and buy a normal grill off craigslist.
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#4638118 - 01/17/18 07:27 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4742
Loc: MA
Looking at various charts, wood ignites anywhere from 190-260 degrees Celsius or about 375-500 Fahrenheit. As grilling could be anywhere from 350-600 or more, it's probably not a good idea.

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#4638130 - 01/17/18 07:37 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4732
Loc: MTL, CANADA
Use wood and just use sheet metal or bricks as the top level. What about 1 patio stone on top of the wood? That should do it.
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#4638206 - 01/17/18 08:37 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2963
Loc: USA
Flames and sparks aside, the heat goes up, not down.

I've used outdoor gas fire pits that were extremely hot above, but could be touched on the portion below the flame.

So if one were to make a box on which to place a grill, that box should at least be resistant to ignition if a flaming piece of grease falls on it.

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#4638250 - 01/17/18 09:28 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: motor_oil_madman]
hemitruck Offline


Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 372
Loc: new jersey
Cover the top of cabinet with wonderboard. You could tile it if you want it look good, depending on your climate.

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#4638503 - 01/18/18 08:09 AM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: Rolla07]
pandus13 Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 3176
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
Originally Posted By: Rolla07
.... What about 1 patio stone on top of the wood? That should do it.

^^^
use the 2' squares as a top.
M.O.M., This assumes you grill at the end of your patio and not close to your townhome external walls or any gas pipe or any shrubbery.

You do have a fire extinctor in the house, do you?

P.S. are you trying to loose weight and eat healthier?
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#4638859 - 01/18/18 01:58 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 06/25/02
Posts: 1915
Loc: southwest Mo.
This is what I use for my portable Weber grills but it should work for any portable grill. You can remove the legs and they store inside the bottom of the table. You can usually find them cheaper than the Amazon price. https://www.amazon.com/Weber-7445-Portable-Charcoal-Table/dp/B00AHUR0OC

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#4639196 - 01/18/18 07:29 PM Re: Putting portable grill on a wooden cabinet [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Anduril Offline


Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 1026
Loc: Perris, CA
Keep an eye on it, but you should be fine. The heat travels up, and if it's the kind of grill I'm thinking, there's a good several inches of open space between the bottom of the grill and the top of the table.
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