This DIY grilling cart was created by Ben Uyeda, the designer behind the popular website HomeMade Modern. This wheeled cart is a handy way to store grilling supplies, and the butcher block top provides extra prep space that you can wheel right up to your grill.
To make your own wheeled grilling cart, just follow his step-by-step tutorial.
Wheeled Grilling Cart Tutorial
- Circular saw
- Cordless drill with 3/16-in. and ⅜-in. drill bits
- Orbital sander with 100 grit and 220 grit sandpaper
- 5 — 2-in. x 8-in. x 8-ft. boards
- 6 — 2-in. x 4-in. x 8-ft. boards
- 4 — 3-in. steel swivel casters
- 4 — 2-in. x 2-in. x 36-in. Angle irons
- 3-in. Deck screws
- 1 Can of spray paint
- Mineral oil to season the butcher block surface
- Butcher block conditioner
- Cutting oil to use as a lubricant for drilling through the metal
Click the diagram below for a larger image that you can download or print.
Step 1: Cut the Lumber
Cut the wood into the lengths shown in the diagram above.
Step 2: Build the Shelves
Screw together the 2 x 4s into rectangular frames and then screw the longer pieces of 2 x 8s and 2 x 4s on top of them.
Step 3: Drill through the Angle Irons
Drill through the angle irons with the 3/16 in. bit. Check to make sure that the screws fit through the holes.
Then use the larger drill bit to create a hole over the 3/16th hole to countersink the screws.
Step 4: Paint the Angle Irons
Clean the cutting oil off the angle irons and then paint them with spray paint.
Step 5: Attach the Angle Irons
Screw through the holes drilled in the angle irons and into the wood shelves.
Step 6: Attach the Top
Screw through the top boards and into the frame.
Step 7: Seal or Stain the Wood
Finish the wood with a butcher-block conditioner.
Step 8: Add Wheels and Accessories
Screw on the wheels and other accessories.
And there you have your DIY grilling cart.