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DIY Grill Caddie

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  • Estimated Time

    8 Hours

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Varathane Wood Stain
    • Miter saw
    • Table Saw
    • Planer
    • Router
    • Drill
    • Screwdriver Bit
    • 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
    • Pegboard
    • Piano Hinge
    • Handles
    • Door Latch
    • Door Hinge

  1. Rip and cut all boards to desired dimensions.
  2. Plane the boards for the back down to 1/2".
  3. Route rabbets on the backboard edges for an expansion joint.
  4. Cut 1/4" grooves in stiles and rails for doors.
  5. Cut stub tenons on the rails for the door.
  6. Cut 1/2" grooves in the caddy sides, allowing the caddy to slide out of the base.
  7. Cut 3/4" dados in the legs for the shelf.
  8. Cut one 3/4" rabbet for the top board and one 3/4" rabbet for the bottom board in the side boards.
  9. Glue and assemble doors. (Set off to the side.)
  10. Glue and screw the feet to the legs. (Check to ensure they are square.)
  11. Cut two 1/2" x3/8" slides from existing wood. Attach sliders to the legs (for caddy to slide on).
  12. Install the back, using pennies to set the gap for the expansion joints (no glue).
  13. Install the leg brace.
  14. Install the piano hinge to the base and roof.
  15. Assemble caddy sides to the caddy top/bottom.
  16. Assemble caddy back using same method to set the expansion joints.
  17. Install four 2" x 2" x 3/4" spacers for the peg board, one in each corner of caddy.
  18. Install pegboard.
  19. Apply stain and let dry.
  20. Apply spar urethane and let dry.
  21. Install hinges and doors.
  22. Install hardware.
  23. Load with your favorite grilling utensils.