green egg table

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Project by Jerry posted 05-31-2021 08:32 PM 939 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of a green egg table for a “large” egg. Western red cedar, unfinished. (thanks to the original designer)

added this note:
notice the green ceramic standoffs at the bottom, keeping the egg up off the actual wood…to date, no issues…

-- Jerry, Plano, Tx

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#1 posted 05-31-2021 08:38 PM

great looking bench,are you planning on any finish? id give it a couple of good coats of an exterior oil to seal the wood.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 05-31-2021 08:46 PM

So what’s on the menu, and when should we show up? :-)

Nice build.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 05-31-2021 08:57 PM

Nice build. Good looking table.

I build one for my large and the standard Green Egg cover ( great for protection from the elements)fits perfect .

-- Dan, TN

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#4 posted 05-31-2021 08:57 PM

It’ll burn. DAMHIKT

Nice work tho.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#5 posted 05-31-2021 10:49 PM

The Wood Whisperer did one of these for his Green Egg and figured out the burning issue. Basically set the bottom on a heat resistant tile and left a small gap at the top. A fairly thorough process to figure it all out.

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#6 posted 06-01-2021 01:01 AM

Here’s a pic of the table I built. The crucial requirements are having at least the minimum air gap between the egg and table that BGE recommends and having an air gap below the egg ( they sell a nest) and having a heat resistant surface under the nest ( or feet). Much of the literature I read suggested a paver over a tile for the thermal properties. We cook several times a week’ many times at high heat ( 600 °) without any problems.

Adding a paver would give you the thermal protection and the additional height would increase the air gap around the egg at the table level.

-- Dan, TN

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#7 posted 06-01-2021 01:39 AM

thanks for all the great feedback on this project…underneath the egg itself you will see stand offs, ceramic, that we found that set the egg up off the actual wood…we knew about the heat issue of course and the standoffs at the bottom and the air gap around the egg itself have so far not been causing any issues…

we left the cedar to age naturally, but yes, a food safe finish would work also…

thanks everyone for the feedback

-- Jerry, Plano, Tx

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#8 posted 06-01-2021 02:20 PM

Been there done that and you have built a Beautiful table, great workmanship, Good Job!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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