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Grill Dome table, just in time for July 4th!

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Project by SteveW posted 07-04-2014 04:03 PM 1935 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just in time for me to cook for the 4th of July, I am still finishing my new Grill Dome cabinet, while using it for the first time tonight. I still have to finish the bottom drawer, that I’m working on this afternoon in the shop, and put a finish on it,
but its usable until then.
The top is made from 2’ x 8’ x 8’s made up of biscuit joined redwood, and the rest of the cabinet was built from western red cedar. I used several plans, and one of the best I’ve seen here on LJ is by Todd Adair, thanks Todd for a great design.
Heavy duty casters, two fixed, and two swivel with brakes.
Bar-B-Que chicken tonight! Happy 4th everyone!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW





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#1 posted 07-04-2014 06:02 PM

hey nice work!you will enjoy grilling today!!

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#2 posted 07-12-2014 02:30 PM

Awesome, I have been whating to build one for years. Great job

-- Vince

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 01:52 AM

Looks great! I am looking to build one for my new BGE. Could I ask if you would share the plans?

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#4 posted 12-27-2014 03:08 AM

I don’t have specific plans, I just used several pictures from others who have posted plans, like the link to Todd Adair’s table.
Check his table link shown above.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 04:54 PM

SteveW, I looked at his table also, and admire it as well. I am very interested in attempting this project myself… Could you share any dimensions, and or specifics that could help me get started in the right direction? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 06:58 PM

I’d start with the size of the hole that you would require, for whatever kind of Bar-B-Que device you are building it for.
Let that be your top-width guide, followed by how much left and right table space you would like to have.
Lastly, using whatever casters you are going to put on the bottom, subtract those dimensions from the overall counter height you’d like to use it at, and now you’ve got your counter top height. Anything else fits in between.
Print out whichever designs you like, and using whatever features of each that you’d like, just start sketching the design
onto whatever type wood you are going to use.
I used 4’ x 4’ cedar timbers for each of the 4 corners, and built a simple framework around those.
Once that was done, I laid out several redwood pieces, that I could cut the hole shape from, and drew a simple shape
on the table top. Once it was cut out with a jigsaw, I then rounded the edges, and screwed it to the framework from underneath.
A lot of the construction process was winging it, deciding what needed to be done next, along the way.
I used a varnish finish on the top only, and an oil based finish on the bottom framework, to protect from the weather.
The attached photo shows how it sits covered up with a custom Tyvek cover I made for winter coverage.
Hope this helps,
Steve

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#7 posted 01-02-2015 12:32 AM

Steve,

That does help… Thank you for that.

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#8 posted 03-25-2015 11:44 AM

Looks good. What type of finish did you use and/or recommend. Nearly finished with my cedar table.

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#9 posted 03-25-2015 05:55 PM

I used a marine spar varnish finish for the top only, and then an oil based finish called PreservaWood on the bottom parts of the framework, to protect it from the weather. I currently have it still covered up with the white Tyvek cover that we made to keep the snow off…I will unveil it during Easter weekend.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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