Patio shelves are a great way to make your patio feel more like an outdoor room. I had the perfect blank wall above my grill.
I opted for a single 8 foot long shelf, that houses mostly decor and a few plants. You could make it more useful with hooks and storage for the grill equipment, or space for whatever you need like extra snacks and beverages. I like to change it up once in a while, so I have a Texas version, which is great for summer time. This shelf is easily transformed into an outdoor Christmas mantle or a balloon filled birthday scape – whatever the occasion calls for!
This project was super easy and very affordable. Total time spent was around two hours with additional time for drying of stain/sealer – a perfect weekend project.
Other options to consider:
-Make multiple shelves and stagger for a more covered look
-Get creative with the style of your shelf supports (rectangles would be cool and a bit more modern)
-Paint a distinct accent color like turquise
-Make it functional for storing all grill equipment, pots & pans, and even a space for seasoning
(3) 2x6x8ft cedar planks
1 box 2 1/2 in screws
1 pint stain & sealant
Total Cost of this project =$35