It’s BBQ and back porch sittin’ time!    

Do you find it difficult to keep all your BBQ stuff together?  This is what our prior BBQ storage consisted of prior to the BBQ Caddy.BBQ CaddyI know pretty pathetic , but maybe you can relate…I hope :-/.  

Now you can see why I wanted to make a caddy that keeps BBQ tools, spices and sauces all in one place.  I also added an extra special bottle opener to quench your thirst as you or your man is slaving over the hot grill. BBQ caddy*This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.


  • 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 Cameo
  • Sealer – Rust-oleum polyurethane finish in Matte 
  • Rustic bottle opener (optional) 

To start out I measured our 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. 

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.  BBQ CaddyStep 2) Using a 1 inch forstner bit drill a hole approximately 1/4-1/2 inch. The hole left about 1/2 inch from the top. BBQ CaddyAfter this I sanded all of my pieces to remove any rough spots.

Now it is time to put all the pieces together.

Step 3)  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. BBQ caddyRepeat 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 to set the width of the sections. BBQ caddyStep 4) 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. BBQ caddyStep 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. BBQ caddyFinally as a bonus necessity I added a rustic bottle opener to one of the ends.   BBQ caddy

BBQ caddy

BBQ caddy

This is AWESOME! Now I can store all my BBQ tools and sauces in one place. What a great gift for Christmas, birthdays or Fathers' day. Love the bottle opener on the end.

Make your own BBQ Caddy to keep all of your BBQ goods in one place. Summer time here we come! Click to see step by step plans.

Now we have a perfect place to store all of the BBQ goods! This BBQ Caddy makes it easy to keep everything in one place and be able to carry it outside to the grill. 

Bye bye blue bag!


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