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.
A DIY tutorial to build an outdoor rolling console. Great for serving food and drinks plus plenty of open shelf storage for your patio or backyard space.
When the weather turns warm we gain a whole lot of living space outdoors. Both the front patio and backyard are heavily in use all Spring, Summer and Fall. To make those spaces function to their best ability I’ve been slowly building furniture pieces to fit. This rolling console provides a ton of extra counter space, serving area and storage. Plus it’s on wheels so I can move it wherever we need it!
Look at all that shelf space and the wheels allow me to move it anywhere with ease. I love the warm wood tones of the cedar against the natural green and stone.
This console first appeared over at Ryobi Nation ahwile back and today I’m sharing how to build this outdoor rolling console.
Scroll down for more detailed photos including a few building process tips. The complete plans including materials and cut lists are down below.
Please read through the plans entirely before beginning and follow all safety precautions when using power tools.
- 2 – 1x6x8 cedar
- 6 – 1x4x8 cedar
- 2 – 2x3x8 fir studs
- 3 – 2x2x8 pine boards
- 3 – 2x2x6 pine boards
- 4 – 5” casters (at least 2 with brakes)
- 1 ¼” exterior pocket hole screws
- wood glue
- 2 ½” exterior pocket hole screws
- 2” finish nails
In Step 3 attach the top slats to frame. Glue and attach using 2” finish nails. Keep a ¾” overhang at front, back and sides. Layout all the boards before attaching with equal spacing between boards.
In Step 4 attach the shelf slats to the frame. Keep the slat flush to top of the 2×2 frame and attach using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
Be sure to sand well as cedar is very rough and fuzzy. Seal with exterior grade polyurethane at least 2 coats.
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Katherines Corner says
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 says
I love it. This is such a functional piece too.