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Grill Table for Primo Oval Ceramic Grill

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Project by TangoFox posted 04-21-2018 02:33 PM 840 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Really happy with this one, even if it’s only because now I can actually use the awesome grill that it houses!

Entire table is made from 4/4 cypress from a local sawmill milled down to 3/4” thick. The legs are one piece that goes top to bottom, then below the lower shelf are 2 pieces glued up to form a solid support for the lower shelf. That also created the perfect size base to install the caster wheels on the bottom.

The lower shelf front and back pieces are 2 wide boards glued up, with 1” deep mortises cut for each of the 9 shelf supports. It might be overkill, but that grill is 250 pounds, so I wasn’t going to take any chances!

I installed magnets underneath the bottle opener as a hidden way to catch bottle caps.

The top frame is just held together with pocket screws (I’d use dowels if I were building another one), and has a recess rabbetted in to hold the cheap kitchen floor tiles in the wings.

Finished with a mix of equal parts BLO, mineral spirits, and spar urethane.

You’ll notice the wooden slats from the Sketchup plans are missing – I decided against adding those, since the rear (shorter) ones serve no purpose and aren’t accessible anyway. The two on either side of the grill just made it look too crowded, so I left them off. The only drawback is that now the tops of the legs are visible, but I can live with that.

Not that anybody is still reading after all that rambling on – but thanks for looking!

EDIT – Just realized I should probably mention that those are fireplace tiles that the grill is sitting on, and not standard floor tiles like the wings of the table. Those grills get hot!

-Ian





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mel52

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#1 posted 04-21-2018 03:38 PM

Looks great and the wheels will make it very handy to move around out of the way if you need to. Good job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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TangoFox

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#2 posted 04-21-2018 06:23 PM

Thanks, Mel!

The wheels were essential – need to be able wheel it around when we get the occasional hurricane!

-Ian


Looks great and the wheels will make it very handy to move around out of the way if you need to. Good job.

- mel52


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jimintx

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#3 posted 04-21-2018 07:38 PM

I keep my ceramic egg in the wheeled steel cart frame it came with, and I am really happy to be able to move it readily. That thing is heavy, and too fragile to risk dropping it, for sure. I have not felt the need for a bigger cart so far, but if I do I will come back to this thread, and use yours for a very good looking and useful version.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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TangoFox

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#4 posted 04-21-2018 10:22 PM

I looked at those, but figured it would be more satisfying to build my own – and I got a great deal on the lumber, so it turned out even cheaper than I planned!


I keep my ceramic egg in the wheeled steel cart frame it came with, and I am really happy to be able to move it readily. That thing is heavy, and too fragile to risk dropping it, for sure. I have not felt the need for a bigger cart so far, but if I do I will come back to this thread, and use yours for a very good looking and useful version.

- jimintx

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rhybeka

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#5 posted 04-22-2018 11:50 AM

very nice, TF! I was wondering about those tiles until I read your last line :) are you planning on installing any lights of any kind?

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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DanSurveyor

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#6 posted 04-22-2018 06:27 PM

Nice table. You may want to double check the wood condition under the tile after a cook or two. Most people recommend a 1-2” air gap under the smoker before it hits the tile as the he will transfer from the ceramic to the tile direct to the wood. Good luck and nice build.

Dan

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TangoFox

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#7 posted 04-22-2018 09:19 PM

Lights are not a bad plan; I hadn’t considered that. It’s not especially well lit out there in that area, now that you mention it. I wasn’t before, but I think I am now! Thanks!

-Ian


very nice, TF! I was wondering about those tiles until I read your last line :) are you planning on installing any lights of any kind?

- rhybeka

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TangoFox

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#8 posted 04-22-2018 09:21 PM

Definitely sound advice – I’m hoping that the wood underneath those tiles doesn’t get too much excess heat. The fireplace tiles are 1” thick, and are designed specifically to not transfer heat. But you’re right – I should definitely keep a close eye on things in the early stages. Can’t be too careful!

-Ian


Nice table. You may want to double check the wood condition under the tile after a cook or two. Most people recommend a 1-2” air gap under the smoker before it hits the tile as the he will transfer from the ceramic to the tile direct to the wood. Good luck and nice build.

Dan

- DanSurveyor

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