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Project by John M. posted 10-19-2021 09:55 PM 522 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a custom project I did for a school teacher a couple months ago. He was getting ready to buy a Green Egg XL ceramic grill and really wanted a table to set it in. He wanted something that was sturdy and was going to last for many years. I know those grills are heavy, so I designed this table accordingly. When I was done, I told him his house would fall down before this table does.

The lower half of the table is built from pressure treated lumber-the legs are 4×4’s notched to hold the supports. It’s all assembled with bolts and screws. The top is something special. It is made from 1 1/2” thick solid lumber that I purchased from a local Amish sawmill. I let them dry for about a month to reduce any shrinkage later. Needless to say, the top is quite heavy. I made it as a separate piece that has guides to lock it in place when it sets on top.

The hardest part was determining how far the opening needed to be from the bottom of the Green Egg. I did not have an actual Green Egg XL to measure, so I had to scour the internet. Of course everyone had a different answer and I could tell some of those folks failed to do it right because they ended up having to notch out the top of the table for the open hinge. Green Egg actually has a built-in table plan on their site so I figured that had to be close. My local Ace Hardware sells the Green Eggs and I was able to go over there and take a measurement to verify. I had to account for the optional leg thing he was buying too.

It’s a grill so it gets very hot. There needed to be a gap around the outside when installed and it needed to sit on something other than wood. I was lucky enough to find an 24×24 x 1 inch marble slab on Marketplace for $25 and it was just the ticket.

He was also purchasing a mini Green Egg and wanted a cabinet on the side to store that one in. Apparently he likes to grill things…

I finished the lower half with deck stain and added some rubber bumpers under the legs to keep it off his wet deck. This was quite a project, but it turned out great. My local Ace Hardware wanted me to make them and sell them from their store. Not sure I’m up for that much work…

-- https://www.chesapeakecrafts.com





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 10-20-2021 12:05 AM

Every egg needs a nice nest! Looks like you made a great looking one! Great to have a storage cabinet also!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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RyanGi

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#2 posted 10-20-2021 01:25 AM

That looks great! I built one for my egg many years ago, but it’s nowhere near so nice. Guess I’ll have to build a new one now! Well done.

-- Ryan/// I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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#3 posted 10-20-2021 10:51 AM

What a cool project! And, I love any mention of Ace Hardware. I’m guessing my local Ace Hardware figures I’m some kind of shoplifter because I’m in there so much.

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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#4 posted 10-20-2021 09:50 PM

Looks like you more than surpassed the “sturdy” requirement, well done and looks great!

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John M.

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#5 posted 10-20-2021 09:55 PM

Thanks! I’ve got a Komado Joe myself. I didn’t want to have to replace a metal gas grill every few years, they always rust out. The money was well spent, these ceramic grills are great. Takes awhile to get going, but you can’t beat the end result.

-- https://www.chesapeakecrafts.com

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#6 posted 10-20-2021 11:20 PM

Very nice! I have one of the minimax Green eggs and bought an industrial food service aluminum table for it but it doesn’t look near as cool as yours. The table is good for 200 lbs and the egg weighs 90 so it shouldn’t cave in on me.:)

-- Darrel

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