|Project by lobro4||posted 11-16-2013 02:34 AM||2855 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Built for our neighbor family who lives across the street. He bought a new smoker—a Big Green Egg XL. He wanted a table to put it in as opposed to the wheeled rack it came with. (Or display it in I would like to think.) The BGE Store has tables but I also like to think I provided better value.
The basic plans were lifted from the internet as well as information form the BGE site itself.
These BGE owners are pretty passionate about their smokers I must give them credit for that. But it did take mixing notes from about three different sources to get the necessary dimensions all correct.
The wood is plain-sawn white oak. I started with completely rough lumber. I had just purchased a DeWalt Track saw and put it to its first use putting a straight edge on the boards. The rest is jointer-planer-table saw history. Now this smoker weighs near 200 pounds so crossmember support was vital. The large cutout in the top presented another challenge. I had to figure out where to place the circle and then how to place cross members so that the short planks would not be hurting for support. Thank goodness for graph paper! The overall dimensions are 32” x 32” by 60”. All the planks, aprons and support members are 1” thick. The planks are 6 ¼” wide with a ¼” gap between. The legs are 2”x4” each. Mortise and tenon joinery was used on the table frame. The circular cut out was a breeze with my Rockler circle jig I have used many times I used some really nice exterior-grade screws to secure the planks (without glue) from McFeely’s. The large floor tile used for the work surface required a jig to support my plunge router as I hogged out a recess to put it in. Lastly was finding wheels with the appropriate weight classification Finished with three coats water-based deck sealer..
There’s a smoked pork roast in my future for this.
-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!