Inside: Make this wood BBQ caddy to keep your condiments and BBQ tools close at hand when you are grilling.
You are the Grill Master! You can flip burgers blindfolded, sear the perfect criss-cross pattern and when you say, “I have plenty of gas,” they know it’s not the flatulence kind.
Missing a trophy BBQ tool, condiment, or secret sauce can hurt your performance since timing is everything when you’re perfecting your outdoor culinary skills. Your precious hands can only carry so much on the trek from the kitchen to the patio.
Keep It Together
Look official and keep all of your BBQ tools and essentials together when you step up to the platform. This DIY wood BBQ caddy is made from common boards and a wood dowel. Customize the size to suit your BBQ accessory needs. When things heat up, and you know they will, quench your thirst with the bonus bottle opener.
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TOOLS FOR DIY BBQ CADDY
- Saw – I use this saw
- Measuring tape
- Sander or sandpaper
- Nail gun or hammer
- Wood clamps
- Drill – I use this drill
- Paintbrush or old t-shirt
SUPPLIES FOR DIY BBQ CADDY
- 1 – 1 x 10 x 6 wood board
- 1 – 1 x 4 x 6 wood board
- 1 – 1 inch x 36 inch wood dowel
- 1 inch forstner bit
- Wood glue
- 1 1/4 inch brad nails/nails
- Stain – I used Rust-oleum in Kona
- White Paint – I used Folk Art Chalk Paint in White Adirondack
- Stencil (optional) made with my Silhouette Cameo – get access to the BBQ Boss graphic file at the end of the post.
- Sealer – I used Rust-oleum polyurethane finish in Matte
- Rustic bottle opener (optional)
CUTS FOR DIY BBQ CADDY
For sizing, I measured the longest BBQ tool in our set to make sure the BBQ Caddy would accommodate all the tools.
- 2 – 1 x 10 at 11 inches (ends)
- 1 – 1 x 10 at 18 3/4 inches (bottom)
- 3 – 1 x 4 at 18 3/4 inches (sides and middle)
- Dowel 19 1/4 inches (handle)
*Tip I suggest waiting until your ready to assemble the caddy to make the dowel cut. This helps to get a more exact measurement in consideration of forstner drill hole depth and other unforeseen measurement mishaps.
STEP FOR DIY WOOD BBQ CADDY
Step 1) Using the two ends cut an angled cut from each top corner. I cut a 30-degree angle to leave 2 1/2 inches at the top and 5 1/8 inches for the sides.
Step 2) Using a 1-inch forstner bit, drill a hole approximately 1/4-1/2 inch deep and 1/2 inch from the top.
Sand all your pieces to remove any rough spots. Now it’s time to assemble all the pieces together.
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Step 3) Apply wood glue along the edge of two of the 1 x 4s. Nail the two 1 x 4 ends to the 1 x 10 bottom using a square to help with placement and clamps to hold it in place.
Repeat this process for the middle section. I used different sized spice bottles to “test” the proper width of the sections. I settled on a couple of scrap 2 x 4s and a 1 x 4 to use as spacers set the width of the sections.
Step 4) Attach the ends and the dowel. Glue and nail one of the 1 x 10 ends to the middle section. Then before attaching the other end double-check the measurement of the dowel and cut if needed. Put glue in the forstner drilled hole and glue the dowel in place on the end that is attached. Finally glue the dowel in place on the final end piece and glue and nail the other 1 x 10 end piece to the middle 1 x 4 section.
Step 5) Apply stain and allow to dry. I used Rust-oleum Stain in Kona then sanded the edges to give it an aged worn look. To add a personal touch I added “BBQ BOSS” using a stencil made from one of my favorite tools, a Silhouette Cameo. You can get this FREE BBQ BOSS graphic in my Resource Library (for personal use only). I then applied a sealer to protect it.
Finally as a bonus necessity, I added a rustic bottle opener to one of the ends.
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Now you have an easy and convenient caddy to store all of the BBQ goods and be able to carry it outside to the grill!
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