For some time now I have had the idea for and wanted to build an outdoor Hibachi style grilling table. My in-laws were in need of a grill and had the perfect space for it, so I thought this was the ideal opportunity to make one. After contacting Pit Boss, they agreed to send me their new 5-burner griddle which is perfect for this project. Griddles are extremely popular these days and I can see why. You can cook pretty much anything on them and they make for easy clean up. Plus they put off a lot let smoke than a traditional grill. This counter height table holds about 5 people comfortably but if you were in a pinch I’m sure it could fit around 8. For the top we decided on concrete but chose to skim coat it rather than do a full pour which was a bit of an experiment. Overall the project turned out great and is the perfect addition to this back porch.
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Disclosure: This project was sponsored by Pit Boss & Kreg Tool Company however the design opinions are 100% my own.
Full Project Video
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Time to Complete
- Keg Pocket Hole Jig
- Miter Saw
- Circular Saw
- Brad Nailer
- Reciprocating Saw
- Metal Cutting Blade
- Bucket, Mixing Paddle & Trowel
- Tape Measure
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection
- Pit Boss 5-Burner Griddle
- (8) 2x4x8’ Treated Lumber
- (2) 4x4x8’ Posts
- 3/4”x4’x8’ Exterior Plywood
- (3) 3×5 Cement Board
- Quikrete Re Cap
- (8) 1x8x8 Shiplap (Siding & Doors)
- (4) 1x6x8 (Corners and Face Frame)
- Small Piece of Sheet Metal for Chute
- Overlay Hinges & Door Pulls
- 3” Exterior Wood Screws
- 1-1/4” Galvanized Brad Nails
- 1-1/4” Exterior Wood Screws
- 1-1/4” Cement Board Screws
- 1-1/4” Exterior Pocket Screws
- 2-1/2” Exterior Pocket Screws
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How to build a Hibachi Grilling Table
Time needed: 3 days.
This tutorial will walk you through how to build an outdoor hibachi grilling table based around the 5-burner Pit Boss Griddle.
- Assembling the Walls
- Adding Legs & Table Aprons
- Installing Shelf Supports
- Installing Plywood Top
- Adding Cement Top
- Installing Siding
- Installing Griddle
- Adding Face Frame
- Assembling & Installing Doors
Let me know what you think in the comments! Would you put this on your back porch? I know that for us, it was the perfect combination of grilling and entertaining. If you are interested in the bar stools, those can be found here.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!