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my new Staging Table

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,834
    LOL - at least it was made with a trashed wooden pallet I found in a dumpster about 10 years ago and not expensive wood!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,834
    Thanks Jason!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    Brilliant! I can't believe you used trash wood - it looks really nice.
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  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,699
    How do you keep your ss grid so clean?

    Looks almost new.

    Spring "Learning As I Go" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,834
    Thank you! Over the years I have found plenty of hard maple, white and red oak, and once even walnut used in trashed pallets. The usable pieces are small, but the price is right! OTOH guess I shouldn't say free considering the cost of my jointer and surface planer to dress them down! :laugh:
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,834
    That one is an auxiliary I use for class so it sees limited use and always gets cleaned. It was a prop for this picture.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Ron, great idea, just wondering what you use to hold the grill while hot?
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  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    :laugh:
    Hi Ron,
    Your like buddy, if something calls for a 2x4 he will use 4x4, something calls for a #12 wire he uses #10.

    Way to Ron,
    Bordello
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,834
    Beli, The reason I only made it 12" long was so I could insert my handy-dandy Grill Lifter into the side of the grill and place it there.
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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,834
    LOL - you mean like the heavy duty wren house I built years ago using scrap 2 x 10? :laugh:
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,699
    After I re-read your post it finally dawned on me what you were trying to do when you said "staging table." Great idea! I've never thought about 'staging' my grid before putting it on the Egg. That probably explains why my knuckle hair remains short and some items look like I just dumped them on the grid.

    I got to thinking I may already have a solution to my trying it too.

    When I built my Chicken Coop, I built in a slot under the Eggs to house an 18" Pizza Pan from our local restaurant supply house. It works extremely well and is easy to clean for other uses. Here's a photo of it showing with a Large grid on it.

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    It's very easy to transfer from and to the Egg using Lawn Ranger's Grid Lifter.

    But now the pan takes on another task.

    So I took this next photo to show it up on the counter where I would stage the food.

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    I immediately saw the benefit of having the pan under the grid while I positioned or seasoned or basted the meat.

    Yes... Great idea Ron!

    Thanks.

    Spring "Keep On Cooking" Chicken
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,834
    There you have an easy solution! Yours is a round pan to contain a round grill - there must be something in my personality that sees a square solution to a round problem! :laugh:

    Actually I also use a round pizza pan that is perforated with 1/2" holes to toast, warm and cook several items regularly and that's why I wanted a flat surface with no obstructions - except for the two metal pulls to serve as stops.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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