Project Guide

Make a DIY Grilling Caddy Project Guide

1
MEASURE
Measure and mark  - DIY Grilling Caddy

Mark the common boards using these measurements. 


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
Mark
Common Board Chart


3
MAKE CUTS
Make cuts - DIY Grilling Caddy
  • Cut along the marks you have made using the circular saw. 
  • Once cut, take both 10-inch ends and measure 5 ½ 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 measure on opposite side. 
  • Cut along your lines to create the “house shaped ends.” 
  • Cut the dowel down to 18 ½ inches in length. 

TIP: Smooth out edges with sanding block 

4
DRILL POCKET FOR DOWEL
Drill pocket dowel - DIY Grilling Caddy
  • Drill a hole 1 inch down the center of each side board. 
  • Do not punch all the way through the boards, only go ¼-inch deep.
5
PAINT OR STAIN
Paint or stain - DIY Grilling Caddy

Paint or stain the box and allow to completely dry. 

6
ASSEMBLE THE BOX
Assemble the box - DIY Grilling Caddy
  • 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 the dowel into the drilled pockets on both sides, then secure with nails. 
  • Lay the box on its side and attach one 19 ½-inch piece. 
  • Repeat on other side.
7
ATTACH BOX INSERT
Attach box insert - DIY Grilling Caddy
  • Place the 18-inch insert in the box standing on its long end, leaving enough width for storage. 
  • A 2 ¼-inch gap is recommended. 
  • Once in position, secure by nailing through each side.
8
ATTACH HARDWARE
Attach hardware - DIY Grilling Caddy

Center the bottle opener on the preferred end and attach using the screws provided with the hardware.