rolling outdoor grill table put on wheels and foot pads
Photo: Kolin Smith

Step 12: Install the Wheels and Foot Pads

Position both blocks between the feet and slip the threaded rod into place to help align them. For each axle block, countersink two holes through the foot and into each side of the block and screw it in place. Slip a ½-inch washer onto the rod, followed by a wheel and another washer. Thread a ½-inch locknut onto the axle to hold the wheel in place. Do the same on the other side, and cut off the excess rod with a hacksaw. Countersink holes and screw the foot pads underneath the feet on the stationary leg.

Tip: Clamp a scrap block directly behind the axle block to prevent the drill bit from "blowing out," or splintering, the back side of the block as it exits.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • bar clamps
      Bar clamps
    • straightedge guide
    • router
      Router with ¾-inch straight bit
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • Doweling Jig
      -inch doweling jig. Go to
    • drill
    • 3/8-inch drill bit
      -inch drill bit
    • 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