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Make a stylish cart to hold all your grilling accessories using just a few materials from The Home Depot and the following instructions presented courtesy of Ben Uyeda, the designer behind HomeMade Modern. This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of building this DIY cart to hold all of your grilling supplies.
CUT THE LUMBER
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.
BUILD THE SHELVES
- 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.
DRILL THROUGH THE ANGLE IRONS
- 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.
PAINT THE ANGLE IRONS
- Clean the cutting oil off the angle irons.
- Paint them with spray paint.
ATTACH THE ANGLE IRONS
- Screw through the holes drilled in the angle irons and into the wood shelves, spacing them evenly.
- Put the empty frame on top.
SCREW ON THE TOP
- Stand the cart upright.
- Screw in three remaining 2 x 8-foot boards onto the top frame to complete the table surface.
SEAL OR STAIN
Finish the wood with a butcher-block conditioner.
ADD WHEELS AND ACCESSORIES
- Flip over the cart and screw on the wheels.
- Add other accessories where desired.