Big green egg table

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Project by buck_cpa posted 05-22-2014 03:14 AM 16621 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new egg table. My brother and I made the same one.

Top is laminated 2×10s. Kreg jigged w 3.5” screws throughout.
Frame is mortise and tenon 2×6s and 2×4s.
Shelves are ship lapped furring strips.
Pulls are shop made walnut from the scrap pile.
Paneling and doors/drawer fronts are cedar fence pickets.
Finish is spar varnish – thinned 50/50 w mineral spirits.
Casters are from harbor freight.
Made some hooks also that are on the inside of the doors.
Towel rods/dowels on the ends that are also useful for wheeling it around.
The drawer has a storage compartment also.

Fun project – even better since I got to do it with my little brother. It is solid as cement truck. I am very happy.

Total time w/finish – 28 hours.

Last pic is my old egg table that I built with a black and decker drill and old bandsaw. She had a good life. My neighbor swiped it before I could put it free on craigslist.

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#1 posted 05-22-2014 11:07 AM

Very nice Green egg table, beautiful wood and very well made….Excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 05-22-2014 05:25 PM

Very well done….

-- Mike

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#3 posted 05-22-2014 06:21 PM

That is a very well done table. I have been looking at those green eggs.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#4 posted 05-22-2014 07:51 PM

I don’t like green eggs (or ham).

But this is cool.

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#5 posted 05-22-2014 08:47 PM

Very nice.
My egg just sits in the metal cage. The pop up shelves are not very stable. This looks great.

I see in one of the pictures an electric starter – does it work for you? I have never tried one.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 05-22-2014 11:18 PM

Hey Steve – I’m very pleased with the electric starter. They cost $10 and can get coals rolling in about 15 minutes – long enough to sit down and enjoy half a beer. Plus they cheap to replace when the weather gets em. I leave an extension cord in the cabinet and a few bricks on the deck to put the starter on when I take it out of the fire.

Best – Buck

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#7 posted 05-23-2014 12:10 PM

Very nice, actually excellent

So from reading, this is standard dimensional pine and cedar fence pickets? I built a simple pressure treated one, but have draeams of building something like yours. Did you draw up plans?

Also, thanks for info on electric starter, have been wary of using one, but am sick of buying the wax starters and I did put an outlet right next to my egg for that reason

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#8 posted 05-23-2014 10:48 PM

Thanks for the kind words Paul. For the joinery – I adapted some workbench plans. So mortise and tenon joints are simple in that you just leave a void when gluing up the legs. I used standard construction grade pine. I let it sit in my shop for a month – stickered as the stuff loves to warp after you cut it. The fence pickets were $2 at lowes. I cut off the dog ears. Total cost was around $250 with the casters and varnish. I detest pressure treated pine – I’d prefer putting 6 coats of varnish rather than seeing my hard work turn green and check at the end of every board. Below are my initial plans and adjusted as I saw it come together.

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#9 posted 07-23-2014 02:42 PM

I am about to build something like this for my father in laws big green egg. I really like the idea of enclosed storage for the egg accessories. Depending on how I like it I may have to build a new table for my egg.


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#10 posted 11-08-2014 12:47 AM

Very nice. I love my green egg.

I have a similar cabby except mine has some tiles on top in case i want to put something hot on it.

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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