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Project by Chad Hamlin posted 01-04-2013 09:05 PM 4694 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thank you for viewing my recently completed table for the Big Green Egg smoker. (www.biggreenegg.com) This table is a similar, but more cost effective version of the other table that i completed. This table is made entirely from Cedar; however, it is un-sealed in these pictures. The table is made from a combination of rough sawn and smooth sawn cedar, with a granite inlay in the top. The dimensions are approximately 30”x74” Soon, you will be able to visit my website at www.customwoodworksbychad.com.

Thank you for viewing!
Chad.





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airfieldman

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#1 posted 01-04-2013 09:47 PM

Big Green Egg…Based on the fact that you’re building furniture for it, I’m guessing you like it. I’ve been toying with the idea of purchasing one for some time.

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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Fishinbo

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 10:31 PM

Wonderfully build and awesome wood and finish equals an amazing table.

—www.sawblade.com

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Wdwerker

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#3 posted 01-05-2013 03:04 AM

I built mine out of teak in 1995. Over 150 brass screws and 17 years with no problems or maintenance.I bought my first Big Green Egg in 1989 , second egg in 95 , so I built a 6 ft table to hole both of them. Great grill and smoker!
Granite insert is a nice touch!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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thelt

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#4 posted 01-05-2013 12:40 PM

I take it there’s no risk of the smoker burning the table.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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fstellab

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#5 posted 01-06-2013 07:27 PM

Very nice table ! unique, I have been looking at Kamado table designs since last summer. They all look pretty similar.

The reason I got into woodworking was because I want to built a Kamado table like the one in the attached plan. Actually, I plan to build 2 tables one with my Safire Kamado (similar to the BGE), the other without the kamado. Both tables will have a high end set of casters so I can easily move the tables from a “L” position .. to a side by side, using one table to cook the other table to serve.

I needed to fix the broken bench and falling down wire shelves in my garage, so I started that to build my skills, now I am doing a closet organizer, next will be the kamado table.

If you have any sketches or plans for your table I would really like to see them.

-Cheers.

-- Fred Stellabotte (kamado@comcast.net)

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fstellab

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#6 posted 01-06-2013 07:32 PM

oops …. I forgot the attachment:

You can get the Detailed Kamado Table plan from http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicbuild.htm

-- Fred Stellabotte (kamado@comcast.net)

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asmang

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 07:33 PM

This looks great. I’ve been toying with the idea of doing one with a full granite top (using tiles, not solid) though the inlay may be a much better way to go.

Have you thought about adding cabinets? I’m thinking about that for “eggcessories” and a pull out bin for charcoal.

Nice work!

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Chad Hamlin

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#8 posted 01-07-2013 07:50 PM

@ asmang,

I have done one with cabinets. It is also on my projects page, so take a look. as for the solid granite top, i would suggest you not do that. Here is why. My personal table has a solid granite slab as the top. I got the granite for free, so i figured, what the heck. My table is so damn heavy that i cannot move it anywhere. To clean it, i have to use the pressure washer, and it is just generally a pain. For this reason, i have started to do the inlays. The granite in this one is 18”x32” and is easily removed. If you break it, you can buy another tile. If you get sick of the color, you can buy a different tile. If its really dirty, you can take it out and wash it.

Just my two cents. Regarding the cabinet, or dry box as i call it, i am all for that. Word to the wise. if you do a dry box, you will need to edge joint, and do a solid glue up on your top, otherwise rainwater will go thru the cracks and turn your dry box into a wet box.

Happy smoking!
Chad.

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amitoz

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#9 posted 01-07-2013 08:05 PM

Wow it looks great, I’m in the middle of remodeling my house and after I finish with all the work, I’ll start with the woodworking and furniture ..

-- amit oz renovation contractor, http://www.uighurnews.com/

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asmang

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#10 posted 01-07-2013 08:30 PM

Chad,

Great advice and inspiration. I was thinking that it might get really heavy (though I don’t intend to move it and may actually build it into the deck). I’m also debating on adding an electrical box with GFI for things like lights and carving knives.

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