I made room for a dripping tray because before making the cart/table I experienced that due to condensation it sometimes dripped unclean water thru the hole in the "tray"/disk below the WSM. It stained my terrace, so thought better make a tray to gather it up.
I'm no expert, but I'm guessing you will only experience condensation when using the WSM in really cold weather, which we have during winters in Sweden. The lowest I've used it in so far is 14 degrees F.
Peter, it is very generous of you to take the time to think of a way to assemble a cart for our WSMs without needing a pipe bender and then to publish it complete with pictures and instructions for the rest of us. You obviously have a talent for making things. Thanks for the tips and pictures of both versions of your table cart!
I'm just seeing this for the first time and I can't add anything that hasn't already been said. A lot of guys would have the skills and equipment to pull that off, but to be able to dream it up AND build it is a rare combination of skills indeed.
It is far, far nicer than anything Weber would ever build. Most people wouldn't be willing to pay for something that nice.
Love this set up and wish I could buy one just like it.
Previous cart threads have referenced using old performer carts and dropping in the WSM. I've been searching for an old performer to use as a smoker cart. I have an 18" WSM, but if the performers are 22" how is that going to work out?
FYI-I have zero [or less] mechanical aptitude], but I sure do want a cart for my smoker.