My Grill Cart

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Project by dakotawood posted 06-17-2015 12:52 AM 5295 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to mark this off my wish list/to do list for quite awhile now. Tried to get some good ideas online for what I wanted, but there really wasn’t a whole lot out there. I wanted to just keep it basic with simple lines and simple construction. It’s a welcome change to just let the miter saw fly – just cut a bunch of stuff to length and screw it all together. I utilized the Kreg jig quite a bit. The paneling for the case is just tongue and groove cedar. Doors are Kreg’d with just the T&G screwed to the frame. Easy peasy. The bottom is weather treated ply. This sits on my fully covered deck, so will not see a bunch of elements. But I still chose outdoor friendly materials.

Bought some “steam pans” at a local restaurant supply store. They function as my drawers. The bottom pan is 6” deep and currently empty. Would be perfect for tossing some cold ones and ice to put on the table. I didn’t want a wood top as it stains from food drippings. I decided to bite the bullet and go with granite. It was a remnant piece (and I know the owner of the granite shop), so I got a pretty good deal on it. I’ve never lifted/installed granite before. Holy crap! Calculates to 215lbs. Crazy heavy. Placed it on casters. Then put a one coat Sikkens deck stain on it.

It’s a great place for my small BabyQ with leftover work surface for food prep. Plenty of room down below for grilling accessories, propane tank, and my turkey frier. Pairs nicely with my new Blaz’n pellet smoker. Gonna love it!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#1 posted 06-17-2015 02:06 AM

Great job on the construction, it looks super.
I love seeing grill cabinets like this…thanks for sharing,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 06-17-2015 05:35 AM

Like the style!
Makes me salivate just looking – happy Barbees :o)

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#3 posted 06-17-2015 02:53 PM

Sweet!! And the granite top was a very wise choice!
Nice work.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 06-17-2015 04:43 PM

This is very nice and will make a great addition to your patio.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 06-17-2015 09:20 PM

Well done Travis for achieving the top spot. Well deserved.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#6 posted 06-17-2015 11:36 PM

Nice job. I tagged it for future ideas for one I would like to build.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 06-19-2015 01:48 AM

Thanks guys!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#8 posted 08-17-2015 12:47 PM

Well done… I mean medium rare!

Nice job and design.

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#9 posted 08-19-2015 02:08 AM

Ha! Thanks Bob!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 10-07-2017 09:31 PM

Love this project. The cedar the casters and I wish I had a friend with granite.

-- James E McIntyre

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