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Building a Grill Trolley

This DIY Basic will provide tips on building a grill trolley.

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Step 1: Watch an Overview Video

Step 2: Gather Your Materials and Tools

Materials and Tools:

4x4s for the legs
1x6s for the top brace panels
1x4s for the slats
1x2s for the cross braces
carpenter's square
hardwood slab or premade butcher-block top
wood glue
pocket hole drill bit with adjustable stop-collar
power drill with wood bits
1 & 1 3/4-inch wood screws
3-inch locking casters
metal hooks
stainless steel push handle
spice rack

Step 3: Plan the Trolley

Save trips to the kitchen with a well-stocked grill trolley.

Keep the proportions of width to length 2 to 3. In keeping with standard lumber sizes, trolley can be 26 x 39 inches or 16 x 24 inches.

Tip: Standard height is 32 to 36 inches.

Step 4: Build the Frame and Attach the Braces

Start by building a frame of legs and braces. Use a carpenter's square to make corners 90 degrees.

Using pocket holes, attach top brace panels to legs. Recess the top brace panels 1/2 inch.

Using 1-inch screws, attach the lower braces inside the legs on the ends two inches from bottom.

Screw slats to cross braces, leaving 1/4-inch gap between each slat.

Outside slats fit between legs; middle slats overlap legs by 1/2 inch

Insert screws from underneath to hide screw heads.

Repeat braces and slats for middle shelf half way up legs.

Step 5: Attach the Top and the Casters

Buy a hardwood slab for the top or a pre-made butcher block. Using L-brackets, attach top to frame.

Screw casters on bottoms of legs.

Step 6: Add the Finishing Touches

Attach stainless steel push handle.

Attach metal hooks on one end for hanging grill utensils.

Attach spice rack on top to hold grill seasonings.

Stain and seal or paint frame. Sand top and finish with mineral oil.

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