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New member, New to Eggs, Just built table

imageimageThanks for the great website. There is an extraordinary amount of information on this site and it has proved helpful in getting use to cooking with the egg. It is a very useful tool and blows away anything I have used in the past. Already have smoked several pastrami's on it and the results were exceptional. It is so easy to control compared to my homemade smoker.

Anyway, thought I would share a few photos of the table I just built for our new "large" egg. The frame is all welded construction. Almost everything I build is out of steel. I like working with wood as well but felt that steel was a better choice for this application.

The legs are made from 3"x3/16" square tube. The top and resting frame is all 1" x 1/4" square tube. Trimmed out the lower resting frame and edge in 1" Hemlock. The egg is resting on a piece of 3/4" solid brass plate that is elevated above the wood with a 5/8"" air space so the wood does not get hot. Countertop is granite split in half centered up on the egg so there will be no worries about the stone cracking from extreme temperature differences. Total width of the frame is 48" with a 50" granite top. Depth is 25". Heavy casters for ease of moving.

We live in Alaska and cook outside year round so I did not want to take the chance of the countertop cracking when it is 30 below and we decide to fire up the egg. The whole project cost me $0 to build. All the steel was salvaged from construction projects I have worked on. The granite was given to me by a friend who owns a plumbing supply house and was a showroom piece they were going to throw out so I saved it from going to the trash heap. I have a good friend who has his own granite business so he cut the hole in the counter for me. The paint was leftover from a project I did last year.

Hopefully the photos come through. It seems to be a hassle attaching photos on this site.


  • bearBGEbearBGE Posts: 129
    Damn dude!!! that is an awesome freaking table!!!
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    Great looking table and egging spot! Welcome! Have fun!
  • tridogdudetridogdude Posts: 131
    Thanks Bear. Working on another design I'm dreaming up. Will post when it gets done. Need to start collecting materials for it. This BGE thing is addictive.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Welcome. Great table. Looking forward to your cooks.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    Welcome. Great looking table and egging spot.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    edited July 2014
    Cool looking table...different. Wow though, what a back yard and view!! All that wood in the back too. ;)
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • RedskullRedskull Posts: 55
    Welcome to the adiction.  tridogdude, are those legs made from square tubing?  Nice looking table.  
    MESQUITE, TEXAS - LBGE, Tejas Smoker, Circle-J 24" open pit grill, indoor & outdoor cooking, beer, camping, more beer & cooking...
  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 1,006
    What a table! Nicest table ever made for $0! Rates up there for tables that cost money too! Congrats and welcome.
    XL BGE; Medium BGE; L BGE 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,479
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  Great table and egging venue.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • ksmyrlksmyrl Posts: 849
    Forget the table. How bout more pics of that Alaskan view! Well done.
    Golf, Fish, or cook....decisions, decisions

    1LBGE, 1MMBGE, somewhere 'tween Atlanta and Athens GA
  • RedskullRedskull Posts: 55
    MESQUITE, TEXAS - LBGE, Tejas Smoker, Circle-J 24" open pit grill, indoor & outdoor cooking, beer, camping, more beer & cooking...
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,602
    Congrats on everything there..Oh yes and welcome..
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Nice setup. Welcome


    Boerne, TX

  • FarbuckFarbuck Posts: 276
    Great looking table.  Great looking view.  
    Since you spent zero on the table, you'll have leftover money for eggcessories.  Get shopping and welcome

    Two Large Eggs; Too Little Time

    Newtown Square, PA
  • SammiSammi Posts: 489
    Nice table, but can't anyone see the railing! That's Cool!
    Sudbury, Ontario
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,961
    Great table, railing, and view! You should post the pics in the "Show Your Cookin' Spot" thread:
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, UDS (Darth Maul), Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    @tridogdude. It would be repetitious to mention the table and the view. I think the iron railing is very cool.

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

  • anzyegganzyegg Posts: 1,104
    Great looking table with the granite and all. Welcome and enjoy!!!
  • tridogdudetridogdude Posts: 131
    Thanks for all the positive comments. The deck railing is a design I came up with an is made entirely from copper tube. The patina turns a brownish color here instead of the familiar aqua green you see in humid climates.
    The other pic is a winter shot at 35 below.
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,602
    Man o Man...Awesome and this is my second post on this thread..Looks like you really pay attention to detail..Beautiful scenery..
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
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