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Project by MsDebbieP posted 2026 days ago 1978 views 4 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

January 3, 2009

When we hold our Bonfire Breakfasts, my aunt always makes the eggs. Recently she has been using an electric skillet, which is easier for her. She always seems to be apart from the group, regardless of how I place the chairs and the table that she has been using.

Yesterday I decided to make this “Egg Table”. It is just 20” high so it “should” (yet to be determined in practice) be able to sit it right in front of her chair and she should be able to make the eggs without leaving the circle of family around the fire.

The top is big enough to hold the skillet and the carton of eggs, salt and pepper shakers.

Wood
pine top and legs
2×4 frame

I chose to just use screws to hold it together because I like the ‘rustic’ look for this simple project.

Artwork
The picture is the logo I’m using for my Sunrise Gatherings. I used my $10 woodburning pen to burn it into the wood.

(as always I am open to suggests to improve it and to make this more practical and efficient. I will probably make 2 more for the tipi.)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)





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CanadianWoodChuck

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#1 posted 2026 days ago

Looks good Debbie – It should work just fine. Love the wood burning.

-- Canadian Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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dustygirl

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#2 posted 2026 days ago

What a great idea to make this for your aunt MsD.Looks good in the rustic style and special with your wood burning.I’m sure she will really appreciate your effort.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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lew

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#3 posted 2026 days ago

Nice table, MsDebbie!

I, too, really like the rustic look. Your artwork and signature makes this table really special for your Aunt.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 2026 days ago

You could have used nicer wood, some really beautiful exotic, or made some fancy dovetailing or in lay work, but it would not have been any more special. It’s the thought that counts here I think, she will beam. Very special.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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FlWoodRat

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#5 posted 2026 days ago

Ms Debbie, can I have my eggs scrambled? Nice job darlin. I’m sure Auntie will love it, especially if it keeps her connected to the family. Does she know how much she is loved? If not, this table should remind her. Happy New Year

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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PaBull

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#6 posted 2026 days ago

Very nice, Debbie. It is all about getting people together and getting them comfortable.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2026 days ago

thanks everyone :)

And yes you can have scrambled. Some days she does scrambled and some days it’s sunny-side up and always with a wee bit of ashes in them from the fire :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oldskoolmodder

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#8 posted 2026 days ago

The first thing that comes to mind is WHAT THE HECK is an Egg Table??? The second things that comes to mind is that maybe a drawer or shelf where the electric skillet can slide into for storage, with utensils for cooking the eggs. Just a thought.

I’m reminded how I had to teach the maid at a friends house in Central America, what scrambled eggs were. She only knew how to fry eggs sunny side up, which in itself can be a feat sometimes.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 2026 days ago

First rate, MsDebbie!

What color are you going to paint it? :-)

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

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 2026 days ago

That’ll do, Deb. It’s a dandy.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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rtb

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#11 posted 2026 days ago

IT LOOKS GOOD DEBBIE BUT JUST 2 THINGS. 1. Don’t forget that you owe charliem1958 for his total lack of couth. 2. it looks just a little rough IE. sliver rough, especially on soft hands do you think that a touch of sandpaper, just enough to smooth the sharpies might be in order (certainly not enough to detract from the rustic look.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 2026 days ago

thanks guys!!
hmmm paint… perhaps the colour of walnut? :D

storage.. since it will be staying outside a place for storage probably isn’t the way to go but I did consider a “hanger” at the side to put the utensils during use. Maybe on my next one.. or maybe I will still add it to this one.

sanding: I did run the palm sander over the top and hit the edges with my Dremel sander. I’ll probably run the wood through the planer for my next one, though. (To be honest, I just never thought about it when I started this one.)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Ageingwood

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#13 posted 2026 days ago

Looks good to me . Keep the rustic look . If you don`t mind I would like to make one to have on patio
just to have as handy table .

-- Ageingwood - artsplae1@msn.com No time , retired

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 2026 days ago

Four hundred and forty-one days ago you wrote:
“not that I’m an expert in this area, but I think it is the same as everything else: there are wood burners and then there are wood burners.
The craft store variety can do the job but if you really want to do serious work then the $$ one is the way to go. Lee Valley has one (as an example).

Of course, put a toy camera in a talented artist’s hands and he/she can get amazing results, better than a “non-talented” photographer with an expensive camera. It’s not the tool – but the person using it that really makes the difference.”

I think your point is well illustrated with the work you have done here. Beautiful job of it and a most thoughtful gift for your aunt. Bravo!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 2026 days ago

Ageingwood—looking forward to seeing your little table!

Douglas – how did you pull that out of the archives???
(I’m smiling ear to ear)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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