Friday, May 8, 2015

"R" is for Rolling Console



Gearing up for summer?  I know I am and last summer we desperately needed some additional counter space outdoors for serving food and drinks so I built this outdoor rolling console.


Not only does it have tons of counter and shelf space but it's totally portable!  That means I can move it anywhere with ease, so convenient.

This console appeared over at Ryobi Nation and today I have the plans here for you.


The complete plans including materials and cut lists are down below.



How to build an outdoor rolling console:


Please follow all safety precautions when using power tools.


 Materials:                                                       Cut List:
           
2 – 1x6x8 cedar                                                       11 – 1x6 cedar @ 23” (top slats)
6 – 1x4x8 cedar                                                       28 – 1x4 cedar @ 18 ½” (shelf slats)
2 – 2x3x8 fir studs                                                   4 – 2x3 @ 29 ¼” (legs)
3 – 2x2x8 pine boards                                             6 – 2x2 @ 58 ½” (frame front/back)
3 – 2x2x6 pine boards                                             6  - 2x2 @ 16 ½” (frame sides)
4 – 5” casters (at least 2 with brakes)

1 ¼” pocket hole screws
wood glue
2 ½” pocket hole screws
2” finish nails


Step 1: Frame short sides.  Attach short frame sides to legs using pocket holes.  Use glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.  Keep pocket holes to interior or underside.

Make 2.



Step 2: Frame front/back.  Attach long frame front and back pieces to legs using pocket holes.  Use glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.  Keep pocket holes to interior or underside.

Frame complete.

Step 3: Top slats.  Attach top slats to frame.  Glue and attach using 2” finish nails.  Keep ¾” overhang at front, back and sides.



Step 4: Middle shelf.  Attach shelf slats to frame.  Keep slat flush to underside of 2x2 and attach using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.



Step 5: Bottom shelf.  Same as Step 4.  Attach shelf slats to frame.  Keep slat flush to underside of 2x2 and attach using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.


Step 6: Casters.  Attach 5” casters to bottom four corners using 1 ½” wood screws to fit casters.  Use at least 2 casters with brakes on opposing corners.

Sand well.  Seal with exterior grade polyurethane at least 2 coats.




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2 comments:

Katherines Corner said...

Love this project. It is so practical and looks amazing too. I invite you to share at my Thursday hop ( you can link up through Sat midnight) Hugs! P.S. don't forget to enter my new giveaway.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

I love it. This is such a functional piece too.