July is National Grilling Month and we’re getting ready to be on the grill all summer! We’ve already broken it out to prepare for a romantic picnic and have used our newest tool and now, we’ve got our grill caddy ready to make sure that we have everything we need right beside us!
Just in time to breaking out the grill and the grub, we made this as the May Do-It-Herself project at our local Home Depot.
Tools and Materials:
1 – 1 x 8-inch x 8-foot common board
1 – 1 x 4-inch x 4-foot common board
1 – ¾ x 48-inch round dowel
1 box – 1 ¼-inch 18-gauge brad nails
1 – Satin nickel bottle opener (optional)
Paint or stain with polyurethane (optional)
wood glue (to reinforce the joinings before using the nail gun)
Because we were participating in a class, all of our materials were pre-cut for us. The instructions are as follows:
- Mark the common boards using these measurements:
A. For the 1 x 8-inch x 8-foot board:
• 2 end pieces: 10 inches
• 1 bottom piece: 18 inches
B. For the 1 x 4-inch x 8-foot board:
• 2 side pieces: 19.5 inches
• 1 insert piece: 18 inches
2. Cut along the marks you have made using the circular saw.
3. Once cut, take both 10-inch ends and measure 5 ½ inches down the 10-inch side and make a mark. From that mark, measure 3 inches towards the center. Draw a line connecting two points.
4. Repeat measure on opposite side.
5. Cut along your lines to create the “house shaped ends.”
6. Cut the dowel down to 18 ½ inches in length.
7. Drill a hole 1 inch down the center of each side board. Do not punch all the way through the boards, only go ¼-inch deep.**
10. Insert the dowel into the drilled pockets on both sides, then secure with nails.
11. Lay the box on its side and attach one 19 ½-inch piece. Repeat on other side.
13. Once in position, secure by nailing through each side.
Make it awesome!
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