Deluxe Green Egg BBQ Station

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Project by Brad posted 10-21-2014 12:21 AM 3669 views 12 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a few month ago just before summer a friend of mine who is an avid BBQ’er and smoker like myself asked if I could build him a green egg station. I of course said sure and wanted to know what he had in mind. Basically he was looking for a a few things

1) Space to work like prepping and cutting meat, veggies, etc.
2) Mobile it had to roll around his patio.
3) “Pretty” but rough in the right spots. I love this description because it’s sooooo subjective but also so great when the client says “That’s EXACTLY what I was looking for!”
4) Storage space for tools, books, etc.

So after a few weeks of playing around in sketchup and cursing around online I come up with my final plan and had him review it. In typical fashion my concept was way more over the top than he expected but I convinced him to go for it!

I decided to mostly use western red cedar for the construction with some carcass items from 3/4 ply here and there. I wanted a wood that was pretty when milled up but had the potential to age gracefully and of course being in the northwest it should be able to withstand some moisture.

The top is divided into three sections 1) The area where the egg goes 2) The hidden drawer where some hold/cold food containers sit 3) The removable maple cutting board that ended up being WAY bigger than expected.

There were several drawers some detailed below

One deep/wide drawer about 5” tall for long tools and such
A large area below the big drawer where you can store bags of charcoal, books or whatever
A vertical drawer for putting the Green Egg Smoking Plate
A drawer that perfectly contains a single large bag of lump charcoal and a large metal scooper

The drawer pull hardware was just boring box store stuff but the hardware on the ends of the station for pushing it around are awesome! The two big round valve handles were found at a local metal salvage yard and were part of an industrial sprinkler system. I was going to cut some of the internal parts of the valves to stop them from turning but decided instead to modify the wood to accept the stems underneath so people could play with the valve knobs. The first BBQ with this thing people would not leave them alone asking if they controlled the fire or something else it was fun making stuff up.

It was a great project and I’d love to build more of these guys for egg owners just need to find some folks passionate enough to want such a nice bbq station.

On a side note I still don’t think my friend has cut meat on the cutting board he’s to afraid he’ll knock the beauty off of it!

I’ll be posting a large image gallery over at my blog in the next few days! come on over and check out the full gallery and other reviews.

-- Brad --

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View Tennessee's profile


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#1 posted 10-21-2014 11:29 AM

I’d be curious on what you charged since my local Ace Hardware, (an Egg dealer), sells an almost identical edition of your bench/stand for around $1179.00. Not quite as nice, but amazing how close yours is. They have them made somewhere, I think. (Egg not included…)

BTW, outstanding job!!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 05:06 PM

I have 2 eggs so I need a double station, one for the large one and one for the small one. This is going on the favorite list. It should help get things started on the design.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 10-21-2014 06:48 PM

@Paul so this was for a friend I’ve known for a LONG time and my price wasn’t too far off from what you mentioned above. If this were for straight out client the price would be probably around double considering the time. Generally when I build a piece for someone we have a good discussion first on function and comfort before I start the design process…. i.e. how tall are they, what’s a comfortable working height, anatomical movements of the person when they’re using the piece (weird i know but it makes a difference).

-- Brad --

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#4 posted 10-21-2014 11:49 PM

Great looking egg station! I’ll bet he gets a lot of use out of it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 10-22-2014 10:59 AM

What a great station for the egg.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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