Today I’m going to show you how to make a Dutch oven stand cheap! My awesome brother-in-law, Duane S. made this Dutch oven stand for Mark and me about 25-30 years ago. It is the perfect solution for cooking with Dutch ovens, or even roasting marshmallows. I can add a grill to the top and grill some hamburgers or hotdogs.
Here’s the deal, I like being able to use this Dutch oven stand to cook meals with every one of my Dutch ovens (all different sizes). It’s the perfect height to stand and check the food that’s cooking without leaning over the rocks on the ground.
I updated this post I wrote back in 2016 since we are all trying to cook outside and I thought it would be good to show others how to make one of these. They are great for cooking in your yard or to take camping. In case you missed this post, The Best Dutch Oven Pizza Recipe
How to Make a Dutch Oven Stand Cheap
Duane took a tire rim that is approximately 15 inches wide in diameter. He welded 3 short legs, about 6-inches tall and about 1-3/8 inches in diameter, inside the rim. The other three legs are 24-inches long and 1-1/4 inches in diameter and fit inside the shorter ones. In case you missed this post, How To Use A Dutch Oven
Duane made it so we can take the three 24-inch legs out and travel easily with this little barbecue, or Dutch Oven Stand, in a car or truck. It’s really easy to store in the garage because it comes apart. It is extremely sturdy. He cut a metal grate and welded it so it is stationary inside the tire rim to hold briquettes or firewood.
If you had another grate/grill for the top you could barbecue on it. We use this mainly for the Dutch Oven, or sometimes we roast marshmallows or hot dogs with a skewer over the flames.
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