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Replacement WSM Wooden Lid Handles

When the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker first came out in 1981, it featured a teak wooden lid handle like this:

1985 teak wooden handle

1985 teak wooden handle

At some point after that, the wood was changed to something less expensive like this:

1999 wooden handle

1999 wooden handle

Starting in 2000, Weber switched to a plastic handle like this:

2000 plastic handle

2000 plastic handle

And in 2012, they switched to a plastic handle like this:

2012 plastic handle

2012 plastic handle

However, many of us still prefer those classic wooden handles. They really add something to the character of the Weber Bullet!

After some discussion about this topic on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board, Mike Durso volunteered to take some measurements from a spare wooden handle and drafted the plans you see here. If you’ve got some woodworking skills, you might want to give this project a try. If you do, please send me a photo so I can post your results here.

Downloadable Plans

These plans are in PDF format. Your browser should open PDFs automatically, but if not you can download a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Get Adobe Reader Upper handle schematic Lower handle schematic

Handles Made By WSM Owners

Bocote handle by Mike MacClean

Bocote handle by Mike MacClean

Computer-generated handles rendering by Corey Sloan

Computer-generated handles rendering by Corey Sloan

Handles By Marty Leach – AMLWoodArt.com

Marty Leach makes beautiful wooden handles for the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker, Weber kettle grills, Big Green Egg, and other cookers. They come in a variety of woods and can be engraved with your name, barbecue team name, and even small graphics. Each handle gets 3 coats of hand-rubbed spar urethane. Marty recommends covering your WSM to protect his handiwork from the elements.

You can order Marty’s handles at www.amlwoodart.com.

AMLWoodArt walnut wooden handle assembly

AMLWoodArt walnut wooden handle assembly

AMLWoodArt wooden handle on WSM lid

AMLWoodArt wooden handle on WSM lid

Bottom handle piece with AMLWoodArt logo & signature

Bottom handle piece with AMLWoodArt logo & signature

Recessed area inside top handle piece

Recessed area inside top handle piece

Handles By Brian O’Neil – GrillHandle.com

Brian O’Neil makes reproduction Weber wooden grill handles in a variety of vintage styles, wood species, and finishes. He also makes unusual wooden replacement parts including wheel inserts, lid bale rollers, and Weber logos.

You can order Brian’s handles at www.grillhandle.com.

GrillHandle oak wooden handle with clear finish

GrillHandle oak wooden handle with clear finish

GrillHandle wooden handle with stained finish

GrillHandle wooden handle with stained finish

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