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Project by OrlandoMike posted 07-15-2009 02:03 AM 106580 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of weeks ago I found a set of plans for a Big Green Egg table so I headed down to the Home Depot to get all the lumber and hardware I needed. I ended up getting pressure treated pine seeing how this table would be kept outside. The table took shape pretty fast.

The table top called for making a circular hole for the Egg. I made a router jig out of some scrap and made the cut. The jig worked really well … better than I thought it would. After I cut the hole in the table top it was a matter of a quick sanding with 80, 120, and 180 grit sandpaper. I was not to concerned for perfection seeing how this is an outdoor table but I wanted the top to be smooth. I used a pre-stain conditioner on the pine followed by a warm cherry stain. After the stain I applied 2 coats of polyurethane. I am pretty happy with the results. Yeah, there are some boo boo’s here and there but that is OK. I still need to add hooks for hardware and need to add a beer bottle top opener (or several!) to the front rail.

Mike





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Durnik150

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#1 posted 07-15-2009 02:33 AM

Nicely done. Anything to make life outside easier. Keep up the great work!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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Vince

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#2 posted 07-15-2009 07:11 AM

Great looking table…that is one thing you need when cooking with an Big Green Egg.

-- Vince

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 07-15-2009 08:51 AM

Great job on the table. You did a nice job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Dadoo

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#4 posted 07-15-2009 12:45 PM

Looks great! How do you like the “egg” grill for grilling? Is it worth the purchase?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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firecaster

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#5 posted 07-15-2009 03:50 PM

Building it yourself saved a ton of money.

Those eggs can put out the juiciest meat I’ve ever had. I hope to get one someday.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#6 posted 07-15-2009 05:18 PM

Where did you find the plans? I’ve been contemplating the purchase of a BGE, and they would come in quite handy.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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OrlandoMike

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#7 posted 07-15-2009 05:48 PM

Thanks for compliments. As for the BGE I simply love it. I used to have a couple of grills and a dedicated smoker now all I have is my BGE. I’ve never had as much control over temperature as I do with the BGE. It might not hold as much food as my old barrel smoker but for ease of use and constant temperature the BGE is the way to go.

I found 2 set’s of plans for BGE tables. The set I used for this table were a bit difficult to understand at first but after reading through them a few times I think I came close to the initial design except I made mine bigger. Those plans can be found here …

http://www.texd.com/bge-table.pdf

After I was halfway finished with my table I found these plans I like better which I will follow if I ever build another table …

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/tableplans/tableplans.htm

Mike

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WoodWrangler

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#8 posted 07-15-2009 07:15 PM

Very nice. I’ve seen this design in my searches for a used BGE.

Now I don’t know the answer to this …but is there any concern with using Pressure Treated lumber around food?

-- Jeremy, Bradenton, Florida

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 07-15-2009 08:35 PM

Wonderful When can we come over and sample the goods L O L ? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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ryams27

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#10 posted 05-05-2011 08:33 PM

Hey Mike,

Just came across this post when doing a search for pics of others’ BGE tables via Google. Table looks awesome!

Question: do you recall the brand and color stain you used? I know you said “warm cherry” in the post, but I was wondering if you remembered exactly what you used. I ask because I still need to stain my table and yours is exactly the color I’m shooting for. Thanks.

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Bertha

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#11 posted 05-05-2011 09:07 PM

I love the big green egg. I don’t own one but I’ve wanted one for years now. Great table!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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OrlandoMike

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#12 posted 05-05-2011 11:33 PM

Ryams27,

I used General Finishes Warm Cherry oil based stain. I used Waterlox Original as a top coat. In hindsight, I should have used a spar urethane oil mix for extra protection. The direct Florida sun and rainy summers have taken a toll. I plan on sanding down the top and reapplying stain and top coat here in the near future.

Good luck!

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pound

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#13 posted 04-18-2012 07:01 PM

Love my BGE and table. I got my table for free, but it was in rough shape. I had to unbolt, add bracing, and then reassemble. It works great now and has provided many a BBQ since then. Number one thing to add to your to do list is create a bracket to hold a light at the grill. Without lots of lot it can be tough to be precise at night.

-- I got something on my mind grapes I need to talk to you about.

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brian10

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#14 posted 08-10-2012 01:16 PM

Nice. You did a good job.

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