DIY Grill Caddie
Tools & Supplies:
Varathane Wood Stain
Nail/Crown Staple Gun
(2) 1" x 4" Pieces of Wood
(3) 1" x 6" Pieces of Wood
(2) 1" x 8" Pieces of Wood
- Rip and cut all boards to desired dimensions.
- Plane the boards for the back down to 1/2".
- Route rabbets on the backboard edges for an expansion joint.
- Cut 1/4" grooves in stiles and rails for doors.
- Cut stub tenons on the rails for the door.
- Cut 1/2" grooves in the caddy sides, allowing the caddy to slide out of the base.
- Cut 3/4" dados in the legs for the shelf.
- Cut one 3/4" rabbet for the top board and one 3/4" rabbet for the bottom board in the side boards.
- Glue and assemble doors. (Set off to the side.)
- Glue and screw the feet to the legs. (Check to ensure they are square.)
- Cut two 1/2" x3/8" slides from existing wood. Attach sliders to the legs (for caddy to slide on).
- Install the back, using pennies to set the gap for the expansion joints (no glue).
- Install the leg brace.
- Install the piano hinge to the base and roof.
- Assemble caddy sides to the caddy top/bottom.
- Assemble caddy back using same method to set the expansion joints.
- Install four 2" x 2" x 3/4" spacers for the peg board, one in each corner of caddy.
- Install pegboard.
- Apply stain and let dry.
- Apply spar urethane and let dry.
- Install hinges and doors.
- Install hardware.
- Load with your favorite grilling utensils.