Step 6: Leg Construction:
He fastened the stove bolts "legs" through the holes using a ratchet, a socket and an open-end wrench; leaving a 4" rise between the ground and the bottom of the toolbox.
The bolt legs were sturdy, but they were also slick-footed. Not-so-good for the tailgate grilling I had planned.
What the feet needed were skid-proof "boots" that would withstand some heat.
I found some heavy rubber plugs in my craft stash. They fit snugly on the feet, which was a huge plus. I heat-tested one in a 400° F oven for 12 minutes. It came out only slightly worse for the wear; a tiny bit misshapen but still pliable after cooling.
The rubber "boots" were going to work just fine. (she said with her fingers crossed. ;-)
To help keep the boots from getting knocked off, I worked Sugru into the well around the plugs and let them cure overnight. (Sugru is heat-resistant to 365° F)
For the sake of clarity (and sanity), some pictures in this step are tagged. ;-)
Stove paint (sprayed on the the bottom of the tool box and the legs) was all that was needed to complete this project... almost.
I still had some small finishing touches to add. →