Barbecue Cart

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Project by Tom posted 06-14-2013 02:19 PM 2266 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After taking a few months off for knee replacement surgery (both knees) I am back to work in my shop—WooHoo!! I needed a cart for my small Weber Baby Q grill after the cheesy metal one I bought with it finally gave out after about 4 years. I designed this using Google Sketchup which I use exclusively for project design since I can’t draw at all! I built the cart using cedar from my local Home Depot. I like the look of cedar when it is finished. I probably will change out the removable center section on which the grill sits. I used a piece of leftover 3/4” Oak plywood, but I would like to try making up an insert using some type of tile and wood combo. The front piece (third photo) is a condiment tray. I wanted to have casters with brakes on the front, but everything with brakes was way to big, so I will see how it holds without them. I coated the project with three coats of Spar Varnish and the insert with two-part clear epoxy. I plan on getting a generic cover to protect the project while it is on the patio. The cart is about 48” long and 30” high (48” with the grill on top) and just under 24” wide. Thanks for looking.

-- Tom in Spring Branch

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#1 posted 06-14-2013 03:10 PM

This looks like a nice useful cart. I agree about using cedar for this. Quite attractive. Well done.

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#2 posted 06-14-2013 03:13 PM

Nice design and very practical. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 06-14-2013 05:58 PM

Really nice looking and of course very practical.

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#4 posted 06-14-2013 07:02 PM

How large is you cutout for the center section. 3/4” deep?
You could get some of those granite 12×12 tiles and put in a support sheet underneath to bring it up level or slightly proud. If it sits outside in the weather you could use aluminum or 1/4” Lexan polycarbonate as a support sheet.
edit: or a shop that does granite counter tops might sell or give you a sink cutout large enough to completely fill your center space with one piece of material; no fillers or grout needed.

Looks very nice as it is. Nice job.

I designed a similar cart with a large round hole in it for my Weber Kettle. Been wondering what wood to make it from. I like your cedar. How is that finished?

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#5 posted 06-14-2013 07:38 PM

Saw a cart very similar to this on Woodsmith Shop recently, and really liked it. Looks like you’ve made yourself a very hand cart. Nice! :)

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#6 posted 06-14-2013 09:11 PM

great work! I’m looking to make something similar for my grill soon. You will have to post a comment about how it works after you use it.

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#7 posted 06-15-2013 12:56 PM

Great idea. Nice work !!

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#8 posted 06-18-2013 06:23 PM

It looks good and convenient to use. Like the cedar and finish too. Great work!

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