Step 5: Assemble the Frame

rolling outdoor grill table assemble frame with wood glue
Photo: Kolin Smith
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Apply wood glue to one end of the wood dowels, and insert them into the holes on the rails. Apply glue to the exposed dowels for one stile; mate them, as shown; and slip the aluminum rods in the two open holes on that same stile. Now, apply glue to the dowels for the second stile, snug it in place, and use bar clamps to hold it.
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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