Project Guide

How to Build a Grilling Cart

1
CUT THE LUMBER
Cut the lumber - Build a Grilling Cart

Cut the wood into the following lengths:


  • Eight 30-inch x 2 x 4-foot boards to make up the longer sides of the shelves and the middle piece of the top of each shelf.
  • Six 16-inch 2 x 4-foot boards to make up the shorter sides of the shelves.
  • Four 30-inch x 2 x 8-foot boards to complete the tops of each shelf.
  • Three 40-inch x 2 x 8-foot boards to make up the cutting board.
2
BUILD THE SHELVES
Build the shelves - Build a Grilling Cart
  • Screw together the 30-inch and 16-inch x 2 x 4-foot boards into rectangular frames.
  • For the top of the bottom two shelves, frame a 30-inch x 2 x 4-foot board with two 30-inch x 2 x 8-foot boards.
  • Screw them on the top of the frame to make each shelf.
  • The top shelf should remain just a frame so the top table surface can be added after the cart is assembled.
3
DRILL THROUGH THE ANGLE IRONS
Drill through the angle irons - Build a Grilling Cart
  • Drill through the angle irons with the 3/16-inch bit.
  • Check to make sure that the screws fit through the holes.
  • Use the larger drill bit to create a hole over the 3/16-inch hole to countersink the screws.
4
PAINT THE ANGLE IRONS
Paint the angle irons - Build a Grilling Cart
  • Clean the cutting oil off the angle irons.
  • Paint them with spray paint.
5
ATTACH THE ANGLE IRONS
Attach the angle irons - Build a Grilling Cart
  • Screw through the holes drilled in the angle irons and into the wood shelves, spacing them evenly.
  • Put the empty frame on top.
6
SCREW ON THE TOP
Screw on the top - Build a Grilling Cart
  • Stand the cart upright.
  • Screw in three remaining 2 x 8-foot boards onto the top frame to complete the table surface.
7
SEAL OR STAIN
Seal or stain - Build a Grilling Cart

Finish the wood with a butcher-block conditioner.

8
ADD WHEELS AND ACCESSORIES
Add wheels and accessories - Build a Grilling Cart
  • Flip over the cart and screw on the wheels.
  • Add other accessories where desired.