How to Make a Grill Caddy
Time Required: Under 2 hours
Build your own DIY toolbox specially designed to carry all your grilling accessories. This guide will walk you through the process of turning a common board and dowel into a grilling accessory caddy.
Be safe and protect your eyes with safety glasses while building your grill caddy.
Use this chart and cutlist for the DIY grill caddy.
For the 1- x 8-inch x 8-foot board:
- 2 end pieces: 10 inches
- 1 bottom piece: 18 inches
For the 1- x 4-inch x 8-foot board:
- 2 side pieces: 19.5 inches
- 1 insert piece: 18 inches
- Cut along the marks you have made using a circular saw.
- Once cut, take both 10-inch ends and measure 5 1/2 inches down the 10-inch side and make a mark.
- From that mark, measure 3 inches towards the center.
- Draw a line connecting the two points.
- Repeat the measure on the opposite side.
- Cut along your lines to create the “house-shaped ends.”
- Cut a dowel down to 18 1/2 inches in length.
Tip: Smooth out edges with a sanding block.
- Take your 8- x 18-inch piece and lay it flat.
- Attach your two “house” ends using the brad nailer to the outside of the 18-inch section.
- Insert a 3/4-inch dowel into the drilled pockets on both sides, then secure with nails.
- Lay the box on its side and attach one 19 1/2-inch piece.
- Repeat on the other side.
- Place the 18-inch insert in the box standing on its long end, leaving enough width for storage.
- A 2 1/4-inch gap is recommended.
- Once in position, secure by nailing through each side.