DIY Vertical Rotisserie

Why spend a lot of money buying a rotisserie when you can build one?

A vertical rotisserie for a fun outdoor party. A vertical rotisserie is a great addition to your outdoor kitchen. This is perfect for a fun night with friends right in your very own backyard. You can also use this for an outdoor party with the family.

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12/01/2022 02:34 am GMT

Why spend a lot of money buying a rotisserie when you can build one? Buying a ready-made vertical rotisserie is costly. But if you have an old oil drum that is no longer in use, well and good. You can turn that into your very own vertical rotisserie.

A vertical rotisserie for a fun outdoor party.

This DIY project requires a very clean (emphasis on very) oil drum. Make sure that it is free from any chemical and its residue. As always, exercise caution when cooking as the surface can become very hot.

Are you ready to start building? But first, your tools and materials…

What you’ll need to build a vertical rotisserie…


  • Clean 45-gallon oil drum
  • Barbeque Rotisserie Kit (with 1m long skewer and forks)
  • clay brick (ideally with holes)
  •  8” cake tin or metal plate
  • Steel 1” Weldmesh (heavy duty)
  • Selection of nuts, bolts, and washers


  • Angle grinder (cutting disk for metal)
  • Drill (7, 10mm)
  • Hammer
  • Centre punch
  • Pliers
  • Spanners
  • Safety gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

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Thanks to Jamie Oliver for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here



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