Introduction

outdoor rolling grill table with grill nearby on patio
Photo: Kolin Smith
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You, grill master, have requirements. This cart meets them, with a roomy top and shelf to rest trays on, metal rods for hanging utensils, and wheels that let you roll a rack of ribs right up to your guests. Naturally rot-resistant cedar is not only a beautiful material to work with but also safe for food handling. So follow along with This Old House contributor and furniture maker Christopher Beidel, owner of Pernt, in Brooklyn, New York, as he shows you how to make this handsome patio piece.

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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • bar clamps
      Bar clamps
    • straightedge guide
      Straightedge
    • router
      Router with ¾-inch straight bit
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • Doweling Jig
      -inch doweling jig. Go to rockler.com.
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • 3/8-inch drill bit
      -inch drill bit
    • hacksaw
      Hacksaw
    • 1/16-inch drill bit with combination countersink
      1/16-inch drill bit with a combination countersink
    • bevel square
      Bevel gauge
    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • 1/2-inch drill bit
      ½-inch drill bit

    Shopping List

    1. 1x4 cedar. Get seven 10-footers.

    2. -inch by-2-inch spiral-cut wood dowels

    3. -inch brass wood screws to attach the tabletop slats

    4. 1¼-inch deck screws

    5. -inch aluminum rod Get 34 inches.

    6. ½-inch threaded galvanized rod for the axle (36 inches, 13 threads per inch)

    7. ½-inch galvanized flat washers

    8. ½-inch locknuts (13 threads per inch)

    9. 8-inch-by-1¾-inch lawn-mower wheels

    10. Wood glue