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Project by GrantA posted 07-12-2019 09:45 PM 480 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to making a new table for my egg, to replace the “temporary stand” I threw together 6 years ago from 2×4s and cedar boards I had laying around. LONG overdue! Like most of my projects LOL

I went with southern yellow pine for the frame, all M&T joinery glued with Epoxy. Didn’t want to invest a lot into it as I might end up making another frame with drawers, no rush though! That’s all coated with solid body stain.

I wanted to be able to move it but didn’t want to see wheels really, so I got some 5” casters and tossed the mounts, then used a piece of stainless rod between the legs on the left end. The axle is drilled for cotter pins to keep the wheels in position but as seen in the picture on sawhorses they can slide from side to side without the pins for painting. And repainting.

The wheels hold the legs slightly off the ground and the other legs have plastic nail-on furniture sliders to do the same. It shouldn’t ever be sitting in water this way.

The top is deadhead cypress (aka sinker aka river recovered) from a local river and sawyer. ended up just over an inch thick. I used Penofin Blue Label on the top. I decided to make it the same size as the commercial offerings (60×30) so I could use an off-the-shelf cover, you can see that in one picture.

Now I’ve got to cut some of the same wood to replace the tired handle on the egg too! That and figure out if I want to add a drawer on the bottom, it would be handy!





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anthm27

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#1 posted 07-12-2019 10:14 PM

Great Job,
Well done for taking the time to do proper mortise and tenon for the superstructure.
(a lot of others would have done an easier quicker job using Pocket hole screws, dowels or even just screwed butt joints)
So, Very professional job, looks great and is functional.
It makes me want to come over for Ribs and a lesson on the Green Egg.
All in all a great project.

Kind Regards
Anthony

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#2 posted 07-12-2019 10:21 PM

Looks like that’ll do the trick, all right. Nice job, Grant!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 07-12-2019 10:55 PM

Good planning and joinery Grant. It looks great! I agree that a drawer would be handy for storing your cooking tools.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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anthm27

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#4 posted 07-12-2019 11:29 PM

By the way, How did you cut the big round hole in the table top?

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#5 posted 07-12-2019 11:33 PM

Mind sparks out of the bottom vent. Don’t want the table to catch fire like this one from an online BGE group post:

-- --Bill Kearney

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#6 posted 07-13-2019 12:52 AM

Good advice Bill. Maybe put a steel plate under it?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#7 posted 07-13-2019 12:58 AM

Thanks guys!
Anthony I used a router and circle Jig, note I have a 21” circle for a side table or something :-)
As for sparks, I never leave mine running overnight and I always use the screen that comes with it, it stops sparks from coming out. I’ve actually replaced mine once and the dealer told me most people just remove it, I said naaaaah too much wood around the grill!
The egg is on a piece of granite.

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#8 posted 07-13-2019 01:31 AM

That is really a nice looking table. Those things must not get real hot on the sides…. My neighbor has one…. I was promised a dinner,,,, haven’t got on yet…. May have to remind him somehow!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 07-13-2019 02:07 AM

beautiful table for your egg yepp you need to redo the handle GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 07-13-2019 03:35 AM

By the way,,,, what’s cooking??

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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anthm27

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#11 posted 07-13-2019 08:49 AM



Thanks guys!
Anthony I used a router and circle Jig, note I have a 21” circle for a side table or something :-

- GrantA

Ok, got it now, Looking forward to the round side table project.
Regards
Anth

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#12 posted 07-13-2019 02:15 PM


By the way,,,, what s cooking??

- PaulDoug


post #268 Paul ribs YUMMY :<))))

https://www.lumberjocks.com/replies/on/12527096/page/6

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 07-14-2019 12:09 PM

Grant – that top is KILLER!!!

I’m going to need build details in a couple of months so I can make one. Meanwhile back to painting the house.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#14 posted 07-15-2019 11:03 AM

well done (pun intended). Although I’m sure you don’t cook your steaks well done on your egg…

looks like you have the new style spark arresting door on yours, to prevent the post from wkearney99 from happening.

The only problem I see with that is that you don’t have a mini-max to go with it. :-)

Egg on!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#15 posted 07-15-2019 01:36 PM

Very nice Grant. Almost makes me want to buy a BGE!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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