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My simple and sturdy table build

MusicMan78MusicMan78 Posts: 182
edited 7:20PM in EGG Table Forum
I used the materials list from http://texd.com/bge-table.pdf by Michael Tex Duncan, but assembled it my own way as I thought his instructions were kind of confusing (they are useful for reference though) I also added some additional bracing under the bottom shelf/top deck and needed more deck screws than he did.

I had Home Depot cut all the lumber to size and it really helped out. Make sure that the store you choose can cut 4 x 4's...The Lowe's by me couldn't and I had already picked out my lumber and had to put it back.

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Built the legs first, popped some of the deck screws in before the bolts so that tapping the holes for them was easier
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Framed it all together
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Added bottom shelf, make sure you add more bottom braces BEFORE screwing it down...I learned this the hard way! Also it may take a few tries to get the notch right for the slat by the leg.

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Top looked great, spacing turned out nice. An advantage of this type of lumber is that the edges are already rounded and look nice. My friend who helped me is building one of these tables for his wife to use for her plants.

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Bought a new blade for my jigsaw and the hole came out perfect. Make sure you brace the top deck BEFORE you cut the hole. Another lesson learned the hard way. Just go a few inches from the outside diameter of the circle and you will be fine.

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Finished product, I have since added hooks to the sides and rubbermaid watertight tubs for storage. I will stain to match my deck once the wood seasons a bit.

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Hope you enjoyed reading this and if anyone has any questions I would be happy to help anyone attempting this build.

Comments

  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    Very Nice
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • fonemanfoneman Posts: 104
    Looks good and I like your pictures explaining how you built it..

    john
  • OMG EggsOMG Eggs Posts: 118
    Nice job, looks great. It appears that you have a super cleanly garage too :laugh:
  • Greetings! I'm new here and I cannot see the pictures. All I get is a box with a red x in the upper left corner. Do I have something turned off?
  • PrimePrime Posts: 52
    Nice table. Clean build.
  • Good job and nice post. Tim ;)
  • Mike_MMike_M Posts: 10
    Great post. That looks just like what I have in mind for my egg. I have a couple questions and one observation. First, how did you get the egg in the table? Second, do the short top boards near the cutout wobble since they are only attached to a 1X6? One thing I would have done different would be to flip the top boards over. From what I understand the rounded side of the grain shouls be up to prevent cupping and hold holding water when it rains. All in all I love it!
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