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Low investment table

twlangantwlangan Posts: 299
edited April 2012 in EGG Table Forum
Just thought I'd give you all a heads-up on this. If you are like me and spent most of this year's disposable income on an Egg and are looking for a low cost and easy solution for a table to put it in, Menards has a workbench kit that is very easily modified into a table. 

The lumber all comes pre-cut and the kit includes a box of screws to put it together. I added two 2X4's of my own to strengthen the lower shelf for the weight of the egg and ran the 1X4's front to back rather than side to side the way the kit was designed. I also widened it out a bit to fit the egg into it. The vertical 2X6 along the back of the bench top became part of the table top. The kit is pine and is not the best lumber selection, but where we have our table, it is not visible to anyone in our yard so it didn't really matter to us. I wanted the table for utility reasons and didn't care that much about how it looked. We primed and painted it with Lake Forest green paint available at Ace. The burned paint on the aluminum siding is from the old gasser grill that got possessed and decided to turn into a flame thrower a few years ago!  :)  We have just a bit over $100 in this and about 10 hrs of time building and painting it - and my wood working skills are next to nil.



  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Beautiful and simple. I like it. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,053
    Nice and the paint looks great with the egg!!!!  You're going to love your egg!!!!!!

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    If Tweev likes it, I change my mind.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Smoker_GuruSmoker_Guru Posts: 372
    Nice, I like it. You've got to watch out for those gassers. They can get possessed like that. Mine did the same thing but fortunately it was not close enough to anything else it could burn...
  • waeggerwaegger Posts: 82
    You need to sit it on cement or brick wood is no good.
    marysville,wa. mini & large.
  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 299
    There is a pad of 8 fire bricks that the egg is sitting on. I am going to buy another set of feet and put four (or more) of them between the Egg and brick so the weight gets distributed evenly over all the brick. I need a tad more height on the Egg anyhow - the hinge BARELY clears the table top when I open the lid. I'm confident that between the air space and the fire brick, that will be sufficient.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,099
    Great idea, thanks for the tip!
    My vinyl siding is sagging just a bit from yet another gasser that became "possessed"; Sign of the Apocalypse?  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 299
    Sign of the Apocalypse?  
    Sign of the Eggpocalypse.   :))
  • MattlockMattlock Posts: 64
    Dude, that is awesome.  I'm now questioning my purchase of an Eggnest.  I may be copying this design at some point.
    Newbie Egghead - Just got a LBGE at the Georgia Eggfest! Life is Good!
  • I like it. Looks great with the paint.
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  • LitLit Posts: 6,847
    Tables are cheap. I made both of mine for under $100 and I used 3" stainless deck screws. They don't look that great but they are super sturdyimage
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