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Project by tommytenspeed posted 07-21-2010 03:30 AM 5006 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Big Green Egg Company wanted $435 for this table. I built it out of Cypress and weatherproofed it with 3 coats of Spar Varnish for 1/4 the retail price.

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#1 posted 07-21-2010 04:05 AM

Good looking table. I’ve had my eye on the Green Egg for quite some time. I agree, building your own table is the way to go. Let me know what you think of your “Egg”.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 07-21-2010 04:08 AM

This egg is amazing. I have been trying to smoke meat for years without any success. This thing takes all the work and worry out of the equation. Pricey but worth it if you have the disposable income for it.

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#3 posted 07-21-2010 04:36 AM

Pretty sharp Tommy! Nice work….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 07-21-2010 01:10 PM

Nice table. Did the same for mine. So much nicer than the nest.

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

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#5 posted 07-21-2010 03:15 PM

Now you’ve rekindled my Big Green Egg envy. Great looking table…I’m sure much nicer than the ones they sell.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#6 posted 07-21-2010 03:30 PM

great looking table. I purchased an Egg back in March, best money I have ever spent. I have casters on my table to move it around the patio if needed.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#7 posted 07-21-2010 04:33 PM

Isn’t it great to build what you need instead of buying something cheap and inadequate. Good work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 07-21-2010 04:40 PM

Nice build. I was just looking at some of those Green Egg smokers this past weekend. Those are sure nice.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#9 posted 07-21-2010 05:03 PM

Welcome to the egg head family, you wont regret your decision, you can find egg heads at
I also built my own table, I used cedar, its looking pretty grey now. The price they want for thier tables is outragous.

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#10 posted 07-21-2010 11:53 PM

i just bought one of the green eggs and that looks great could you give me the length, width, and height of the table?

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#11 posted 07-22-2010 02:33 AM

It is 60”w x 31 d x 33”h
If you use these measurements be aware that the cover they sell will not fit. If you want to use the cover, which covers not only the egg but table as well, you will have go to a retail outlet and measure it up. Mine is just a bit too big.

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#12 posted 07-22-2010 02:55 AM

thank you for the info!

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#13 posted 07-22-2010 04:48 AM


While I see the nice project and cost savings, I also see a potential for disaster. How does this not catch on fire and possibly spread to the house close by?

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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#14 posted 07-22-2010 05:39 AM

Nice table and one that I will build one day for my smoker-grill although we don’t have the Big Green Egg, we have the similar Bubba Keg that we bought at Home Depot for about half of the BGE. One of the expensive aspects of the BGE is the thick ceramic it is made of whereas the Bubba Keg Grill is made of insulated steel. I have had it at 800 degrees and I could comfortably put my hand on the lower outside of the grill so it is very well insulated. The BGE is a great grill based on everything I have read but my family loves the Bubba Keg Grill and use it much more than our previous gas grill and with many more varied foods.

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#15 posted 07-22-2010 03:46 PM

The BGE is about 2” thick, made out of heat resistant ceramics, it insulates well that as long as you are not touching the wood it wont catch on fire, which is why he put a patio brick under neath. I have seen many tables where they were touching, when the BGE is removed the wood is a little discolored, but they never caught on fire.

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