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my new Staging Table

RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
edited 8:16PM in EggHead Forum
Don't know about you folks, but I always like to work with my grill off my egg when I'm loading, unloading or maybe even turning like 30 wings. Otherwise my stabilized fire temp can get away from me, plus if needed I like to take a little time. One of the drawbacks I had was where to place the grill while doing this and the grease and mess it leaves behind.

Sooooo, I dreamed up my Staging Table!
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It's 14 x 12 and is topped with a piece of aluminium flashing for easy clean up. Yes I got carried away and finished the wood and added a $6 handle even! Note the 2 drawer pulls in the back corners to keep a loaded grill from sliding off.
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The construction is solid (that's pronounced overkill :laugh: ) and the flashing is backed on the inside so it has no give.
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Ron
Dunlap, IL
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  • WingRiderWingRider Posts: 326
    What do they say about necessity being the mother of invention.....lookin' good ;)
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  • I like that! i can see where that would be usefull. Gives me an idea, Hmmmm.
    Thanks for sharing
    Rick, Crystal Lake Il
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  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 1,777
    Looks good
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  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Ron:

    Great idea!

    Isn't is great to be retired
    and all that extra time? :whistle: :)
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  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    three thumbs up :)
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  • Ingenious idea! There could be a market for that....Whats your cost into that?
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
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  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    EGGcellent idea!! I suffer from the same problem...I use an old huge cutting board, but the really like the little rollers that hold the grid!
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  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Nice Ron, you and I are alike, always gotta be messin' around with stuff, looking for a better way!! :)
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    Thanks! only took me 11 years fighting grease! :laugh:
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    I'm glad! You'd be surprised all the uses I have found for having a roll of aluminum flashing around over the years!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    Thank you!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    LOL - but my excess energy in retirement doesn't always coincide with my ideas! :laugh:
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    Three thumbs? OK! works for me!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,133
    That would be an excellent replacement for the top of my Weber Genesis... :laugh:
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    LOL - other than paying cash money for the handle and the 2 knobs all of it was just stuff in my workshop - but the funniest thing is all of that wood came from a nice wooden pallet I saw in the trash at a store! LOL - once a scavenger always a scavenger! :laugh:
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    Thanks - I used to use a couple ugly fire bricks and they had a tendency to be slippery and I was always afraid the grill was going off on the deck - so I thought this flashing would be even more slippery and a couple stops would make sense!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    guilty as charged!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Hi Ron,

    Totally awesome idea and execution!! Hope you enjoy...

    BTW sent you an email today re:gasket...
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,331
    Very nice. Great idea
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,188
    umm...
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    no? :)
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • field handfield hand Posts: 420
    Ron, looks like a handy item, also a well made device I must say. I use bricks much as you described for the same purpose. Again a very nice design and good use of stuff thats been hanging around the garage/shop for a while.

    Barry
    Marthasville, MO
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  • LOL...But its not as much fun...lol...That was funny
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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    I like it! Nothing can burn/melt from a hot grid and easy to clean, stoppers at the back, handle for carrying. Looks like you thought of everything. :) I can see where this would come in handy. I can imagine this as a good spot for anything hot... a Dutch oven, a plate setter, pizza stone.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    Thanks man! I just found your email and have replied. Holler back by morning if you want to proceed as I'm out and about in town tomorrow - otherwise it will be Monday before I get back to town.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    Thank you!!!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    LOL - yup!!! All of the above! I really toyed in my mind with adding some finishing trim to hide some of my metal working flaws, but then it hit me...trim would mean more cleaning and besides this wasn't meant to be a piece of furniture. Thanks Clay!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,314
    Double hmmm back at ya, dude! Years ago I tried to adapt a "new and perfectly clean metal garbage can lid to this similar usage. While that adaption works for close family who understood many people didn't get the hang of seeing a garbage can lid next to their soon to be consumed food, so that lid became my circular cleaning tray.
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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Just replied to your email. Thanks!!!!!!
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  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Ummmmm....I think 'Overkill' is an understatement, as well!!! :laugh: Nice set up, and great idea!
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,367
    Very nice! I use my old gasser. Your's takes up far less room.


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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