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Two LBGE Table Builds

Hello from West Fargo, ND!!

A few months back I talked my brother into getting a Green Egg grill.  Somehow in his process of buying one, he convinced me to buy one as well.  After seeing the prices for the cypress tables, I thought I could build my own for much less.  Unfortunately, I was somewhat wrong.

I built my brothers table back in November out of white oak. The total cost of his table came out to $540 (wood alone was $380).  Hopefully there is a pic along with this post of his setup.  I took it down to him over Thanksgiving and from the pics of his cooks, he seems to be enjoying it.

Work got busy the month of December for me, so mine has been sitting in the corner of my garage for the last month and a half.  I started working on mine two weeks ago, and in order to cut a little cost out, I am using cedar (wood came to about $130).  Again, hopefully there is a pic of the current status of my table.  Hoping to finish it this weekend, and will post pics when finished.

Both tables followed the Naked Whiz plans, and I greatly appreciate the time he put into his instructions. On a side note - I have my bottle opener picked out, but my brother is too picky and cannot find one he likes.  I will ensure he gets at least one put on his table.

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West Fargo, ND

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    West Fargo, ND
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    Looks great.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • GoVolsGoVols Posts: 206
    Great looking tables
    Tim Rickman,Tn.
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    They both look great. Enjoy the journey!
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 998
    Great craftsmenship!
    XL BGE; Medium BGE; L BGE 
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Very nice!

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • Beautiful looking tables.  I wish I had those skills.  Have you had your egg a few months and not cooked on it yet?

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • Wow! I'm going to build a table as soon as we get the area where it's going laid out. We are putting a room addition on the back of the house but there's going to be a space between the room addition and the back of my woodfired oven. I don't know quite how big that space will be yet, but hoping to have at least enough room or something similar to this. You did a great job!
    ShannyShooShoo 
    Owner of 1 Mini BGE and 1 Wood-fired Brick Oven.
    Mother of 4 boys, 1 obese feline, 1 mean-assed chow, 1 rowdy bulldog, and 6 completely spoiled sugar gliders
  • SoCalTimSoCalTim Posts: 1,571
    NIce, wish I had the skills to build my own.
    Chatsworth Ca.
  • @SWVABeanCounter I've had the egg since December 1st. I am quite anxious to use it - and quite anxious to get a little breathing room back in the garage. Thanks to everyone for your kind words.
    West Fargo, ND
  • Nice technique using the Kreig Tool to hide your screws.  Nice detail.
  • insanehinsaneh Posts: 112
    Nice technique using the Kreig Tool to hide your screws.  Nice detail.
    +1 I despise screw holes.
    Dead smack in the middle of NH
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,657
    Beautiful tables!  You obviously have good tools and know how to use them.  Lots of folks on here don't cover their tables - I am in the "cover it " club, especially living where the snow flies.  Will you be covering yours?

    Question:  What's a krieg tool?  I built my table with stainless steel deck screws. The heads are small and they bury themselves
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • insanehinsaneh Posts: 112
    edited January 2014
    Kreg tool actually. Google it. It'll pop up.

    Dead smack in the middle of NH
  • insanehinsaneh Posts: 112
    edited January 2014

    Dead smack in the middle of NH
  • By brother has his covered and I will be covering mine as well. A kreg tool is just a fixture which allows you to drill a "pocket hole" at a consistent angle each time. The pocket holes are hidden on the underside of the table so there are no exposed screws. If you have a coffee table, I'd say there is a good chance that is how the table is assembled (mine is anyway).

    As for the quality - the camera hides a lot.
    West Fargo, ND
  • Finally finished.  Glad to be done.  

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    West Fargo, ND
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 1,977
    Nice bottle opener.
    NOLA
  • DuNingDuNing Posts: 3
    Are the legs 4x2s? If so, what size casters did you attach to the bottoms? 
  • Very nice work indeed.
  • corb69corb69 Posts: 152
    Very Nice!!!
  • @DuNing yes I used 2 x 4s for the legs with 4" casters. In order to have enough room to mount the casters, I ran 2x4s between the legs at the bottom to provide enough surface area for the caster mounts.
    West Fargo, ND
  • tdub4tdub4 Posts: 76
    +1 on Kreg tool. Nice table!
  • canuck19canuck19 Posts: 53
    what size are the insert pieces
  • Nathan_CNathan_C Posts: 31
    @canuck19 ;The top tile piece is 18 x 18. The granite under the egg is 18 x 24. 
    West Fargo, ND
  • That is awesome... Great work!
    Little Elm, Tx
    LBGE
  • EggingaroundEggingaround Posts: 353
    Nice job on the tables! 
    Mckinney, TX
    LBGE--AR with Rig extender 
    Mini Max
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