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Project by Rich Simon posted 09-21-2014 04:11 PM 3992 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After ten years loving my Egg, I decided to upgrade its home.

Table is white oak, no finish since I like the silver. Top is a repurposed granite top from our recent home renovation.

To support the 180lb egg, I used triple mortise and tenon on that side with two large cross pieces, but pocket screws elsewhere did fine. The setback from the stretchers was a nice detail. Designed everything in Sketchup – such a help. Raised two of the legs to add some colorful casters for those few times I may want to move it. Cabinets colored with exterior Benjamin Moore to match the Egg (got pretty close).

Cabinet was designed to hold what I use – charcoal, BBQ Guru, wood chunks, matches…

Wife loves it.





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triviasteve

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 05:46 PM

Beautiful work! I’d be a little afraid of how the oak will hold up outside though. make sure you have a cover for it!

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

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 05:47 PM

Very nice. Good idea on the casters.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 05:52 PM

This is very nice and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 09-21-2014 07:31 PM

Nice project and looks great.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 10:34 PM


I d be a little afraid of how the oak will hold up outside though. make sure you have a cover for it!

- triviasteve

Native White Oak is one of the most durable woods for outdoor projects. Excellent choice!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 09-22-2014 03:00 PM

very nice

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#7 posted 09-22-2014 11:48 PM

That looks super nice! Any chance you could share your sketchup design? I have some white oak that is looking for a new home ;-)

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Rich Simon

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#8 posted 09-23-2014 12:29 AM

Thanks for all the great comments.

As for the Sketchup file, here you go – just cleaned it up some (and uploaded it to the warehouse), but I’m sure there are some off measurements on the cabinet. All joinery was pocket screw except the 12 tenons. Because of the thickness of the stock, and the fact the longest outdoor pocket screws I could find were 2.5 inch Bluekote, I ended up fiddling with the Kreg pocket screw jig to accommodate an “unsupported” size, and since those screws were coarse thread, I pre-drilled the oak by eye at the right angle after starting the hole with the jig. Worked out well, very strong.

Also note that the size of the circle in the top was 20.5”, and really depends lots on how high up you want it and whether and how thick you put tiles (or the cut out top itself) under the monster. It was not easy getting it in there!

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#9 posted 12-27-2014 01:48 AM

Looks great!

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