So I want to build a cart for my MES. Let you all know, fabrication is my Hobie, I love to work metal. So here's what I came up with.
I want counter-space
I want storage
I want mobility on hard surfaces
I want it to look cool and fit my garage decor.
So here's what I came up with. I'm going to upgrade on of my tool chests I have which is a lower cabinet roller, I currently have my drill press and accessories stored in it. I will take that craftsmen unit, put a hardwood top, or a Formica counter-top on it. I will fabricate a side mount for the MES, so the controls will be at 57", which is good for my 6'2" height. I will add a counter weight to the far side in the form of another shelf that will hold my metal hot embers can. Extended a tray and pull above that to hold a towel, and a knife. Across the back, I will build a trough to hold sauce bottles and my drink of choice. the drawers will be used for storage of smoking supplies, and tools of the trade.
Here is the mock-up of the concept I'll be using for the build.
Come to think of it my ember can looks like a pony keg in the picture, hmm??????
So the holes are lightening holes, that I will flare, just like a good airplane. I could bend this all up on the sheet metal brake, but think it would be more fun to do it old school with rivets and seams.
I did not show the wheels in the diagram, they are under the tool chest. And yes I will have to paint the entire thing to match, and probably the MES will get a paint job also.