Charlie's BBQ cart

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Project by Chashint posted 08-15-2016 02:50 PM 1041 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Constructed with cedar fence wood
Hinges are white oak
4 locking casters
Stained with Beher cedar (I don’t really like the color but its too late now)

The bottom platform and top cabinet top are dado and spline construction.
The sides of the cabinet float in dados.
This project was a learning tool, I tried several new (to me) joints and techniques.
Even though there are a hundred YouTube videos showing how to make wood hinges it took me may tries before I was successful.

-- Regards, Charlie

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#1 posted 08-16-2016 01:58 AM

cool wooden hinges on this project, love em…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#2 posted 08-16-2016 02:17 PM

nice build

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#3 posted 08-17-2016 02:25 AM

Nice job!

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#4 posted 08-18-2016 02:10 AM

Thanks, I quit on those hinges at least 10 times and bought two different sets of metal hinges before I eventually got it figured out.

-- Regards, Charlie

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#5 posted 02-15-2018 04:13 PM

I just found this, and really like it a lot. Gives me some good ideas, as I have wanted to build a cart for my Weber kettle. There are a few examples here and there on the web, but i do like what you came up with.

Do you leave it exposed to the weather?

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#6 posted 03-13-2018 10:16 PM

Hi Jim.
Yes it lives outside on the patio.
I would not make the bottom solid again, structurally its holding up fine, but doesn’t drain water very well.
I keep drilling weep holes, but seems like never enough.
If you make wood hinges and it’s exposed to the elements make theming pins way looser than you think they need to be. They swell a lot when they get wet.

-- Regards, Charlie

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