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Table Design - feel free to use it, but don't sell it!

ElektroOganikElektroOganik Posts: 11
edited July 2012 in EGG Table Forum
I live in the UK and I've just recently purchased a large BGE.  If any of you live in the UK then you will know that it hasn't stopped raining since May.  That said, i've had it for three weeks and cooked on it every night.  The steaks ...man they're amazing!  Anyway, being a designer I had to create my own table (Heavily treated that is), so that I can entertain and show off my newly acquired culinary skills with a decent surface.  I've just finished it and i'm waiting for the final coat to dry, so i'll post a picture soon.  However, I'm feeling generous and am willing to share my design - it costs about £100 to build and it's as sturdy as a butchers block!  I've seen some bad pictures of purchased tables and it rocks in comparison.  If you're in the UK, use the part numbers and go to B&Q and get them to do all the cuts and just screw it together, simple! That's what I did.  Definitely purchase the firebricks from Vitcas in Bristol.  I haven't seen any evidence of burning and i've had it damn hot, followed advice from Nakedwhiz.


A tip for those in the UK who want to buy decent restaurant grade Charcoal (cheaper and just as good as the BGE fuel), get it from IGNITEwoodfuels.co.uk it's just as good.

Enjoy!
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,961
    sweet nest
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • turokturok Posts: 28
    That is gorgeous! Thanks for the plans. I assume the measurements are centimeters?
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  • Cheers! They are millimeters.
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Use centimeters if you want a really big table, lol!
    The Naked Whiz
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  • brewbqbrewbq Posts: 52
    Very nice.  I'm planning on making a more permanent solution once I move to San Antonio, but for now the metal nest works.  What color stain is that?
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  • misumisu Posts: 213
    nice looking table, hope you have a roof on top with all that rain
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  • turokturok Posts: 28
    Use centimeters if you want a really big table, lol!
    Well you know we likes'em big in America. Isn't bigger better?
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  • Very nice.  I'm planning on making a more permanent solution once I move to San Antonio, but for now the metal nest works.  What color stain is that?



    It's Sadolin redwood exterior stain. Wasn't expecting it to look so red..!
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  • Use centimeters if you want a really big table, lol!
    Just use inches but cut the hole in mm.
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  • EldeElde Posts: 148
    Very nice table, but far from a unique design.
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  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    Very nice table, but far from a unique design.
    +1

    Very pedestrian design. The stain however; is spectacular.
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  • It’s not unique in the slightest, but a damn sight easier to follow than other plans I’ve seen.  No point reinventing the wheel… It seems that some people are making a killing out of selling people junk tables that they can’t even deliver on time, so hopefully I can provide some help.  So your welcome!
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  • turokturok Posts: 28
    Very nice table, but far from a unique design.


    +1

    Very pedestrian design. The stain however; is spectacular.
    The design is fine. Its a table. What do you want some hydraulic lift that raises a grill rack out of the center with cool smoke and a light show? Its a nice solid table that holds the egg and gives an adjacent work surface. You could always make adjustments and your own features.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249
    Very nice table, but far from a unique design.


    +1

    Very pedestrian design. The stain however; is spectacular.


    What do you want some hydraulic lift that raises a grill rack out of the center with cool smoke and a light show?
    Damn damn :-? why in the world didn't I incorporate that into my table build??!? L-)
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    Nice looking table.  Thanks for sharing the plans.
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
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  • Serial GrillerSerial Griller Posts: 1,186

    Nice table I think you should take a look at the tables on this link.There were a few  with your design before you.

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/TableGallery/tables.htm

     

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited July 2012
    he's not saying his design is original, he's saying the plans might be either clearer or easier than others out there.

    and i'm calling double-doosh on the comment "pedestrian design". give the guy a break for crying out loud.


    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    Very nice table, but far from a unique design.


    +1

    Very pedestrian design. The stain however; is spectacular.


    The design is fine. Its a table. What do you want some hydraulic lift that raises a grill rack out of the center with cool smoke and a light show? Its a nice solid table that holds the egg and gives an adjacent work surface. You could always make adjustments and your own features.
    From someone who claims to be a designer. storage space would be a good start.

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  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    he's not saying his design is original, he's saying the plans might be either clearer or easier than others out there.

    and i'm calling double-doosh on the comment "pedestrian design". give the guy a break for crying out loud.


    I call illiterate on your spelling of double douche. When you get an education look up the word pedestrian. It's wasn't an insult, douche bag.

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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,059
    I have made a few modifications to the design, for startets when the egg reached 250 degrees a firework show begins. In addition I have had an 80 inch outdoor tv!
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i spelled it correctly by the way. was colloquial. 

    in my book, 'pedestrian' is a bit of a slam, unless you mean his table is for use while walking, or by people who are enthusiasts of walking.

    that is, unless 'unimaginative' or 'average' is now being used as a compliment by people much cooler than i am.  which is most people.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • Geez! You try and help people out...
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,710
    Geez! You try and help people out...
    So true...but thanks for the effort and nice job!
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,059
    Geez! You try and help people out...
    In all honesty, joking aside, I think the table looks great, and the only modication I would do is adding a bottle opener. Table looks great, and if I ever have time I will look at these designs.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,961
    It's a classic design - skirt/rails surface mounted via fasteners to the outside of the legs with plank top/shelf.  Designed to be built with minimal tools.  All you need is a miter saw, drill and something to cut the hole for the egg (router or jig saw).   Sort of the AK-47 of table design.

    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • Geez! You try and help people out...

    So true...but thanks for the effort and nice job!
    seems like no good deed goes unpunished around here :)



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  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 389
    Geez! You try and help people out...

    So true...but thanks for the effort and nice job!
    seems like no good deed goes unpunished around here :)


    SO,SO TRUE.  NOT JUST HERE, BUT IN LIFE!  But...don't change because of someone else!

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

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