Weber Grill Table

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-01-2015 11:39 PM 2090 views 3 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table my daughter wanted to stand next to her Weber grill. It will live out doors so it made of cedar. The aprons and the drawer are doweled, screwed and glued together. It has a swing out drawer with a brass pivot pin riding in brass tubing for support. There is a 10 mm magnet behind the drawer to hold it closed. The drawer pull is made from osage orange and the legs are made from red cedar because I could not find any 2” thick white cedar. So I sliced up a red cedar log that has been standing in the barn for 5 years. It did not come clean so it has some character in the voids left after cutting it up. There are 1/2” thick nylon pads on the bottoms of the legs to prevent the ends from splintering and to keep it from sitting in water after it rains.

There are two 3/16” brass pegs to hand accessories on- like the grille brush.
It is finished with a few coasts of teak oil.

She called and is using it tonight!!

Here are some build shots:
The insert for the drawer pull aids in holding the front on because I could not put a pocket screw in on the inside of the curve

The exploded drawer before assembly

This is the first cut on the log on the band saw

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 05-02-2015 12:09 AM

Yer I’ve got 2 girls Jim & boy they know how to play the old man like a fiddle :)
This is real beautie mate haven’t seen this design before, is this your own design?
She will be stoked Jim

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 05-02-2015 12:22 AM

Don’t feel too bad Jim, I let my daughter and son decide what a lot of my projecting time is dedicated to as Nice grill table, I like it. I have an old Aussie brand gas grill that is cast aluminum. The cheap sheet metal inards rotted away years ago so instead of letting me replace them, the wife decided she wanted a stainless steel one. The alminum parts of it still look like new and I have been wanting to convert it to a charcoal version for sometime…well long enough the wooden stand has pretty much fallen apart. I think I may borrow your concept and make a cedar stand for it….

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 05-02-2015 12:58 AM

That really cool, great work!

-- "The Cedar King"

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-02-2015 01:00 AM

Thanks Pete and Buster!!
She said she could not find a table around here to fit up to her grill and I found a bunch of them on Google- but none like the one I built.( my design, Pete) I asked her if she wanted one to mount the whole grill on with a table all around and she just wanted a simple one to nest up to the grill- so made her a simple 4 legged table.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-02-2015 01:19 AM

a great idea Jim and you started from the raw material as well which is worth extra marks.
I still use my Weber (actually it’s a ‘Happy Cooker’ but almost identical).
I must be 30 years old but the paintwork is like new although the stand is a bit rusty like me.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 05-02-2015 02:36 AM

Very nice Jim!

Nice log that you resawed…


She will love it…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 05-02-2015 03:45 AM

Nice table design and fit Jim and who could ask for more then a one of a kind original .


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 05-02-2015 03:52 AM

Nice design and nice build—your daughter will be thrilled and think of you every time she and her family grill.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 05-02-2015 04:14 AM

Jim, That is flat out delightful. I might have to try and copy it, if you don’t mind.

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#10 posted 05-02-2015 10:26 AM

Nice table Jim and a great design. That’s a fair sort of a log you have to play with Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#11 posted 05-02-2015 11:46 AM

Beautiful table. Interesting way of opening drawer. You are realy good father. I hope I will serve my daughter as woodworker in future often.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 05-02-2015 12:10 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. She put it to use last night and called to say she loves it. Just what she wanted and the drawer was a bonus to keep often used stuff handy and dry… like matches and salt an pepper.

Hi Bob, go ahead and copy it all you want. Here are the sizes. The top is 16×30. The round cut out is a 23” diameter ( to fit a Weber lid) . It is 28” high and the drawer is optional . If you make a swing out drawer, use bushings in the wood so you don’t get sagging as the wood wears. I used brass ones and bit of Teflon grease.

I have another piece made that came from the rest of that red cedar log.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 05-02-2015 12:33 PM

Nice work, Jim. I always love to see your projects.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 05-02-2015 01:18 PM

Really cool Jim. I like the pin hinge for the drawer. I like everything about it, really

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 05-02-2015 01:43 PM

that is a really nice grilling table, i bet the food will taste so much better…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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