|Project by OrlandoMike||posted 07-15-2009 02:03 AM||124401 views||12 times favorited||14 comments|
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.