Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.

In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Table underway

IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
edited 3:45AM in EGG Table Forum
I got my table started yesterday. I opted to go with the Nakedwhiz plans and use cypress. I went to a big box store to look for material and even for crummy red oak lumber would cost 150$ +/-. I knew I really wanted to use cedar or cypress so I found a store here in Atlanta that just sells cypress and cedar...SCORE!

I am following the plans that I got of the whiz's site except for the top. The lumber, +1 extra 8' for mistakes cost .....drum roll pleae......48.75$

hard to go wrong with that

I got home and cut the lumber for the frames, top and bottom. I was able to get finished assembling the wood in about 3 1/2 hours.

I will look today for a stain to use (I think somthing reddish) and get the 10" tire asembly.


More to come.


  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Looks like a great start to a terrific looking table... :)
  • MemphisQueMemphisQue Posts: 610
    Good start
  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    Thanks, Jut finished staining it. Only think left is for my top to be ordered.

  • TheLazyCTheLazyC Posts: 97
    Looks good. What kind of top are you going to put on it? Does the BGE rest on the top or sit on the shelf?
  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    I am planning on doing a full length granite top, and the egg will sit on a 18x18 paving stone on the lower shelf. Cannot wait until it is done, I ned some cooking space and tired of using table on the old grill.
  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    gotta a big cook coming up so for now I am topless, but need the work space

  • CaptDaveCaptDave Posts: 54
    Looking very good! How much will the top cost? Looking forward to seeing that all finished!
  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    Thanks, Still getting estamates, but what I am seeing is between 300-400$ for the top.

    Ive thought of going other ways with it to keep cost down. cypress, tile, plywood B) , but when its all said and done I want it to last and I want it to look good from the get go so I am not wanting to do somthing different later.
  • CaptDaveCaptDave Posts: 54
    Just curious, how many people did you have help you place your grill in the table. My Large Egg is not yet put together, I requested it that way from the dealer so I could manage the weight better, but the bottom of the grill still feels pretty heavy! I plan to put the bottom in place in the table and then assemble the grill. Any tips would be appreciated.
  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    I did it myself. Removed the guts, stuck hand down inside through the clean out port and lifted with lid resting on my shoulder.

    I didnt want to put together myself or remove top for install because I know the bands that hold the lid in place need to be tightened to a correct spec.
  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    Top has been ordered, I decide on Baltic Brown granite because of the cost and how the green of egg will look aginst the brown 25$ a sqft.

    I saw some really cool granite but it was all 38$+ a sqft

    Should hopefully be ready before my party this weekend.

    have a look..

  • TheLazyCTheLazyC Posts: 97
    Anxious to see the finished project. I am getting ready to build a table for XL BGE. I am getting maple from a saw mill buddy of mine and making the entire top a cutting board. My carpentary skills are no better than my cooking skills so I know I am in trouble. Might end up eating the board and chopping on the meat.
  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    I thought about cutting board like that, that would be nice to see...maybe for my next table :whistle:
  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    Well the top is finished and mounted. I jusrt need to wait until somone is around to help guid the egg in the hole (mmmm egg in a hole)

    I alos built a umbrella mount to the back of the table. works well but going to retweek it.



  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    couldnt wait so i dropped the egg in

  • TheLazyCTheLazyC Posts: 97
    Looks good
  • SmokinbSmokinb Posts: 99
    Granite top makes all the difference. Looks great!
  • charmaxcharmax Posts: 1
    Looks great Where did you find the lumber in Atlanta.
  • DrugCoderDrugCoder Posts: 219
    charmax wrote:
    Looks great Where did you find the lumber in Atlanta.

    I'm in north GA not too far from Atlanta. I'm thinking it might be worth the drive down for that kind of discount...
  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    Sorry missed last few messages while away. I got the lumber from norcross supply company in well...norcross. They deal in cypress and cedar only ( i think)

    Thanks for looking. I am really enjoying it!

    For what its worth the granite does get quite warm while cooking but dont see it being an issue.
  • TRPIVTRPIV Posts: 278
    Wow. Love the granite. I imagine most of your cost came from cutting that hole.

    Looks fantastic. Well worth the cost, in my opinion.
  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    The big rip off is that they want to charge you again (most all companies that I talked to)for the drop from the hole cut even though you paid for it in the original sq foot price.
  • TRPIVTRPIV Posts: 278
    Yeah, that's quite the sham. We had some granite work done in our master bath and they tried that. I had to point out that when I purchased the granite, I had to buy the entire slab. I then asked if I was going to get credit for the drop. :blink:

    Oddly enough, the drops for the sinks arrived with the final cut and polished counter tops. :)
  • stahleestahlee Posts: 9
    Curious, how is the granite top attached?
  • IQthere4iamIQthere4iam Posts: 106
    Mostly held in place with its own weight, but I did like a normal install of granite and used silicone caulk between wood and top.
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.