Introduction: DIY BBQ Caddy

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Looking for a way to organize your BBQ essentials? I made this wood BBQ Caddy that holds all of our BBQ tools, sauces and spices. A great way to organize, store and carry all of your BBQ necessities all in one place. The bottle opener is a great add on.

Step 1: Tools, Supplies and Cuts


  • Saw
  • Tape measure
  • 80 grit sandpaper and/or sander
  • Nail gun or hammer
  • Square
  • Clamps
  • Drill
  • Driver
  • Paint brush or old t-shirt


  • 1 - 1 x 10 x 6
  • 1 - 1 x 4 x 6
  • 1 - 1 inch x 36 inch wood dowel
  • 1 inch forstner bit
  • Wood glue
  • 1 1/4 inch brad nails/nails
  • Stain - Rust-oleum in Kona
  • Paint - Folk Art Chalk Paint in White Adirondack
  • Stencil (optional) made with my Silhouette CameoSealer
  • Rust-oleum polyurethane finish
  • Matte Rustic bottle opener (optional)


  • 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)

Step 2:

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 3:

Using a 1 inch forstner bit drill a hole approximately 1/4-1/2 inch deep the top end. The hole left about 1/2 inch from the top.

After this I sanded all of my pieces to remove any rough spots.

Now it is time to put all the pieces together.

Step 4:

Apply wood glue along the edge of two of the 1 x 4s. Using a square to help with placement and clamps to hold in place, nail the two 1 x 4 ends to the 1 x 10 bottom.

Repeat this process for the middle section. I used different sized spice bottles to "test" the proper width of sections. I settled on a couple of scrap 2 x 4s and a 1 x 4 and to set the width of the sections.

Step 5:

Attach the ends and the dowel. Place one of the 1 x 10 ends perpendicular to the middle section, glue and nail it together. Then before attaching the other end double check measurement of the dowel. 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 attach the end to the middle 1 x 4 section.

Step 6:

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. I then applied a sealer to protect it.

Finally as a bonus necessity I added a rustic bottle opener to one of the ends.

Step 7:

Thank you for checking out this build. If you would like to see a couple more of my builds out of wood check out this Farmhouse Wood Tray and this Flip Flop Bin.

Please come visit me at my DIY and home decor blog Dream Design DIY to see more projects.

Happy Building,


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