Big Green Egg Cart

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Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 07-09-2008 12:10 AM 64978 views 15 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks for looking!

This is an outdoor cart for a Big Green Egg grill. That’s what fits in the hole in the top.

It is made from cypress. The legs are fully let into the feet then glued and screwed in place.

The top slats and shelf slats are glued and screwed into place. All of the screw holes were plugged with cypress and sanded flush.

The casters were stainless steel.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#1 posted 07-09-2008 12:16 AM

Excellent! I want one!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-09-2008 12:19 AM

I just ate ribs cooked in a green egg. They were delicious. My son would love this table.

Thanks for sharing

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#3 posted 07-09-2008 01:11 AM

Beautiful! Like to see this one in person… with the Egg inserted and and a smokin’, of course!

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#4 posted 07-09-2008 01:32 AM

Ahh looks like some one is an egghead. Very nice.

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#5 posted 07-09-2008 02:05 AM

Looks great to me!

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#6 posted 07-09-2008 03:13 AM

Looks good. Can you post a photo with the grill on it?

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#7 posted 07-09-2008 03:47 AM

Great looking table. I have one question though. Does the egg actually touch the wood, and if so will it end up charring the wood or damaging the table?

I have been wanting to build something similar to this for my Weber kettle grill, but I am afraid the grill will get too hot and burn the table. If you have any ideas to prevent that I am all ears.

Keep up the great work, and thanks for the idea.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#8 posted 07-09-2008 04:14 AM

Thanks for the interest.

As far as showing it with the egg; I built this for a client. They have the egg. I understand from the client that the egg doesn’t get hot on the outside, but I personally don’t have the privilege of ownership of said egg so as to the question of charred wood, I would have to defer to an owner. Any owners out there want to crack in here (crack! I made a funny. Well, not that funny) and let us know. I do know that I wouldn’t put a Weber in there. It’s stamped steel (I have seen it on “How It’s Made” TV show) and it would cause a fire right there on the patio. I did see one of these eggs and what I could tell, it has an insulation of some kind around it.

The client had some sort of photo or plans for a table from the Big Green folks and that is what I modeled this table around. She wanted it smaller and to be able to be moved. These were her specification that I worked from. The distance from the shelf to the table top was per the plan from Big Green and the hole size was also taken from the plan.

Again, thanks for the interest.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#9 posted 07-09-2008 05:09 AM

Geez, that looks great.

No, the Big Green Egg is an all ceramic smoker and grill and although the outside will
get very toasty (when inside is at high temperatures) it will not burn the table.

I’ve been looking at building one for my egg as it doesn’t have a nice work surface.

Any chance of posting the plans.


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#10 posted 07-09-2008 10:57 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#11 posted 07-09-2008 05:31 PM

Thanks, Suthy, for the info on the egg’s temperature.

I will see if I can find the plans. This project was completed several years ago and it was done before my “shop makeover”. HA!! I had a termite problem about three years ago and I ripped out all of my tool storage attached to the walls and rebuilt everything. Now everything is in drawers specific to their tasks. All of my screwdrivers are in the drawer marked “screwdrivers” etc. Got my tools alphabetized! Anyway, I hope that the plans didn’t get thrown out. The critical thing is the height of the shelf and the top then the hole size.

Hey, Suthy, since I posted this, I have looked at several sites and have come upon a good looking table. Better than mine, I must say. Check these guys out:

I think this one looks cool. With the swept in sides. Then check out the price. Yeow! I can do better that that! I bet you could too.

Hope this helps.

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#12 posted 07-12-2008 03:07 PM

What kind of chickens do you have? If they make eggs that big,you need a bigger BBQ. Nice build and design.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#13 posted 07-14-2008 06:41 PM


It’s so hot down here in Dixie, we just put our big ole eggs right in the hole in the table and the heat of the day bakes them really nice. One will feed our family and a couple of families in the neighborhood. And we haven’t even begun to talk about a Texas egg. You can only imagine what those must be like. :-)

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#14 posted 07-14-2008 11:00 PM

The Green Egg is a phenomenal grill, and your client is correct. They don’t get hot to the touch on the outside, so your fine worksmanship is safe from the heat. You did a terrific job. The biggest issue with the egg is a lack of adequate cart around the grill itself. Makes for a great wood working challenge, though.

Great job!

-- Mark, Atlanta,

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#15 posted 07-29-2008 09:20 PM

Great looking table.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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