Big Green Egg Table, Pine and Cedar

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Project by Robert Nease posted 10-17-2010 07:37 AM 14764 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wanted a table for the Big Green Egg, but wanted to build it. My brother from another mother, Will, got his big green egg first. We set it up on cinderblocks until he and my sister from another mother (his wife, Sara) could come visit. We finished most of the two tables in one weekend, and I delivered his on our next visit to their house. Lots of fun. I didn’t do a super job of getting the edge glueups lined up, so had to do quite a bit of planing with the #8. All in all, a fun build, and am enjoying the egg immensely.

-- Robert N

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Derek Lyons

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#1 posted 10-17-2010 07:50 AM

That’s a sweet looking table.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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Charles Maxwell

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#2 posted 10-17-2010 05:40 PM

Where would I get a green egg? I assume the green egg is a charcoal BBQ, right? Thanks for posting.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#3 posted 10-17-2010 06:25 PM

I’ve always wanted one of those Big Green Eggs, now I’ll just have to go get one so I can copy your table!! great job!!!

Hey Charles, how have you been? check this out!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#4 posted 10-17-2010 06:51 PM

As a BBQ fanatic i love the idea. Nice touch with the wheels.

-to get redemption from those occasional WW projects that fight you, put them in the smoker for flavor and smile as nature takes its course.-

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Robert Nease

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#5 posted 10-17-2010 07:51 PM

JorgeG, I was stupid, and sprayed a couple of coats of shellac before putting on the topcoat. The finish blistered, so I have to sand to bare wood, and start over – minus the shellac. Also, developed a split on the end (not at my glue joint, though, thank goodness). Tomakazi, I drew it up using Sketchup, if you would like to simply modify to suit your tastes. Charles, it is such a great grill, I have retired my gas grill and my water smoker to the tractor shed!
Thanks for looking, and commenting. I really like LJS, you folks are warm and welcoming.

-- Robert N

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#6 posted 10-17-2010 11:01 PM

The contrast between the cedar and pine is really striking! Nice table!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Derek Lyons

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#7 posted 10-18-2010 07:06 AM

I love my Egg, but I love my Smoke Vault too… Each does things the others can’t. Tomakazi, there’s lots of plans for eggs floating around the ‘net, and quite a few tables here on LJ.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#8 posted 11-21-2012 04:33 AM

Great table! How is it surviving the outdoors? and where did you get those sweet red castors?

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Robert Nease

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#9 posted 11-21-2012 04:08 PM

Mike, The table is surviving well- the finish, not so much. I like the cedar, but it doesn’t weather well, and is very susceptible to the placement of hot items – grates, pans, and the like. I am thinking of replacing the top with 8/4 cypress, which I can get fairly economically, and just spraying a few coats of Target exterior varnish on it, as it seems to have worked very well on my ice cream makers. Product code is EM9300, it’s a waterborne urethane coating. Of course, the hot stuff will still damage the finish, but it is for cooking, so I am not going to get too hung up on a perfect table top for the outdoors. I think I will like the way the cypress weathers better, too. The castors were purchased at my (now defunct) local Woodcraft store. Lee Valley has the same wheels, only in an attractive blue color! Thanks for looking. P.S. Functionally, the table has been great. I just happened to have some cedar laying around, that’s why it ended up being the top. Live and learn, huh?

-- Robert N

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#10 posted 11-21-2012 04:30 PM

I have seen many of these carts/tables made from Cypress. I works well.

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