Stand for my BBQ Grill

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Project by Toddah posted 01-19-2010 04:08 PM 2827 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this stand from 2X8 Cedar to hold my Big Green Egg grill / smoker. the grill weighs over 100 lbs and is made of ceramic about 1” thick. I needed to be able to turn the BGE to face the wind for tuning the fire temps when I cook so the whole BGE sits on a lazy suzan bearing set I got at Home Depot. The stand needed to be very stable as I have two dogs 55 and 65 Lbs and they would get their tieouts wrapped around the grill and tip it over. I actually drew the design after seeing a Japanese garden bench that I really liked and as usual I had the Frank Lloyd Write influance creep in as happens with most things I design. Under the turntable is a small breadpan that slides in groves to serve as an ash catch pan when I clean out the bottom of the grill thru the little draft slide door.
The stand is about 3 years old now and it sits out in out wonderful wisconsin weather all year round and seem to be holding up just fine.

-- Todd, Computer Geek, Woodworker, Sports Car Addict, HD Rider

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#1 posted 01-19-2010 05:01 PM

Sweet. I always wanted one of those egg grills like that. I figure once the kids are in school… Trouble is, they aren’t born yet!

-- He said wood...

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#2 posted 01-19-2010 05:13 PM

Sweet. The ash pan is a good idea. I always use the ceramic cap (that you have laying on the ground) as mine. Also if that were mine, I would have BBQ sauce splattered all over the top.

That is a really clean design. Good job.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 01-19-2010 05:46 PM

That’s the nicest Big Green Egg stand I’ve ever seen. I think there are a lot of BGE forums where this would be greatly appreciated also.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#4 posted 01-19-2010 07:10 PM

Nicely done. I have never seen a BBQ like this before, but I’m sure we will be getting them in Norway soon. Maybe even within the next 20 years!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-19-2010 07:19 PM

Is that a tile under your Egg? I’ve seen quite a few posts on various Egg forums about damage to the wood underneath the Egg from the heat.

I’m designing a stand for my Egg, and plan on having it sit on it’s “feet” to provide some airspace to prevent that damage.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#6 posted 01-19-2010 08:12 PM

Nice, I can smell the baby backs from here!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#7 posted 01-19-2010 09:10 PM

Cool, never seen a grill like that, the stand looks awesome!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#8 posted 01-19-2010 10:50 PM

Thanks Everyone!
You are correct it is a ceramic floor tile. It provides a flat surface to support the lazy susan bearing assembly to let the egg rotate 360 and isolate the heat from the wood.
I have a stack of 4 tiles seperated by 3/8 pieces between each layer below my wifes kiln and it keep the 2200 Degree kiln from charing the wooden furniture dolly the kiln rides on.
Go for it now or you won’t own one for at least 20 years and that’s far too long to wait for BBQ babybacks and beer.

-- Todd, Computer Geek, Woodworker, Sports Car Addict, HD Rider

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#9 posted 01-20-2010 12:38 AM

Indeed, if you love grilling and smoking, and can take the price – the Egg is incredible. I love the hell out of mine.

Todd, the worry about heat is less about charring than lengthy/repeated exposure to even modest heat can ‘superdry’ (that’s not the correct term, which I don’t recall) wood. In that condition, it not only begins to loose strength but it’s ignition temperature drops dramatically and can actually char/burn at quite low temperatures.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#10 posted 01-20-2010 12:50 AM

Thanks for ther heads up, I will keep an eye on them.
I had this egg in a normal Egg style table for about 5 years with the same isolator setup and when I moved it was just too big for my patio and when I removed the egg from it the wood under it still looked like new. I must have been lucky to pick dimensions that seperated the egg from the wood far enough to eliminate any wood damage.

-- Todd, Computer Geek, Woodworker, Sports Car Addict, HD Rider

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#11 posted 01-20-2010 02:11 AM

Sweet table! It’s funny how many of us Lumberjocks are Eggers as well. :) I have an XL and wouldn’t trade it for a woodshop full of tools! (Okay, I’d consider it.)

I use a shop vac to clean out the (3+ day old) ash out of the bottom. It’s SO much easier than scraping.

I was going to build a rolling cart for my Egg, but ended up keeping it in the standard Nest so I keep it out of the Florida rain easier.

-- Will, Tampa, FL

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#12 posted 01-20-2010 04:40 AM

I designed this table with casters on each corner but when I put them on I thought it destroyed the looks of the whole design so I removed them and when we want to move it the wife and I lift the top off (with the egg hanging in it) hten move the stand and replace the top with egg in it.

-- Todd, Computer Geek, Woodworker, Sports Car Addict, HD Rider

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