How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart

Ben Uyeda

Article Posted By: Ben Uyeda

of HomeMade Modern

How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart

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

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Optional Accessories

Click the diagram below for a larger image that you can download or print.

A diagram showing the exploded view of a grilling cart DIY project


Step 1: Cut the Lumber

Cut the wood into the lengths shown in the diagram above.

How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart


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.

How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart


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.

How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart


Step 4: Paint the Angle Irons

Clean the cutting oil off the angle irons and then paint them with spray paint.

How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart


Step 5: Attach the Angle Irons

Screw through the holes drilled in the angle irons and into the wood shelves.

How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart


Step 6: Attach the Top

Screw through the top boards and into the frame.

How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart


Step 7: Seal or Stain the Wood

Finish the wood with a butcher-block conditioner.

How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart


Step 8: Add Wheels and Accessories

Screw on the wheels and other accessories.

How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart


And there you have your DIY grilling cart.How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart

Take a look at five DIY grilling carts that started with Ben’s design, but with modifications.

Check out more DIY projects here on The Home Depot Blog, and follow our Easy DIY Projects board on Pinterest for more project ideas and tutorials.