rolling outdoor grill table secure shelf slats
Photo: Kolin Smith

Step 17: Secure the Shelf Slats

Lay out the shelf slats, using your spacers to maintain an even distance between them. Countersink one hole at each end of the center slat into the top edge of the stretcher, and screw it in place. For the others, countersink two holes in each end, and drive screws into the top edge of each bracket to secure them. Now it's time to fire up the grill.

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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