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Finally, my table is finished!

My table is finally complete.  I had to learn Google sketch up and wood working from scratch. This was a really fun project and I am really proud of it.

I have spent countless hours learning the software, browsing various custom made tables and designing the table. The one that inspired me the most was this one http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/876932/new-cedar-egg-table/p1 .  However, I wanted a design where I could hang hot grills on the side of the table and it ended up working really well, no mess to clean. I haven’t seen any equivalent concept as all the egg tables I saw have a full under shelf. It also has a look of a Japanese shrine (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18036404/3.1304191353.japanese-shrine-and-temple.jpg ).  I love all the angles. To make the legs, I glued three 4x4 IPE posts and cut the middle one diagonally. I used IPE wood for durability and fire resistance. It is treated with 2 coats of oil. I used a Kreg pocket hole kit so we don’t see any screws. Every screw had to enter pre-pierced holes because it is hardwood and it cracks easily. I also used glue for the main structural components, it is very sturdy.  Granite is Ubatuba because of the green and black main colors.  Casters are 350 pound capacity each and it is fairly easy to move although the whole setup must wear 800-900 pounds (Egg is 220, granite is 300, table must be another 400-500!). I have plenty of room on the table, it is huge.

There is a huge heavy drawer that hangs on angle Iron.  I have put ski wax on the drawer tracks so it slides more easily. Original plan was to put adjustable rig in there, but the drawer would have been dirty in no time.

I just placed an order for a custom made Sunbrella cover from a local manufacturer. All the hooks and tools hanging are on the inside so as not to hinder cover installation and removal.

Thanks to choke on smoke for providing some dimensions for the hole.  Thanks to DrivingHamster for the table design inspiration.

Here is the google sketchup file in case anybody is interested in building it. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18036404/Bjorg%20Big%20Green%20Egg%20Table.skp

What do you think?

 


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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    Nice...love it. like the grid hooks. Good job.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Sweet.
    Edina, MN

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,960
    Beautiful!  Congratulations!  
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    Ogden, Utard.  
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  • One of the nicest Egg tables I have ever seen, Good job.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • Awesome workmanship! Congratulations.
    Kind Regards...Papa C
    Peachtree City, GA
    2-XLBG's E...Webber 22" kettle, Retired Gas Grill
    Roll Tide!!!
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 930
    Outstanding!! I love the look and you did a great job building it. Congrats and may you enjoy it and your Egg for many years to come!

    Jim
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • Now that's thinking outside of the box.
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  • Beautiful workmanship and very beautiful table.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • GK59GK59 Posts: 488

    Very,very nice!

    To me it inspires Arts & Crafts style. As if built by Stickley or Frank Lloyd Wright design.

    Bill

    Smitty's Kid's BBQ

    Bay City,MI

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  • EllisEllis Posts: 192
    That's a beautitful job + GK59 on that design.

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  • Bjorg,

    You are in la belle province aren't you. Nother month and you will be lucky to see the top. Beauty table man!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • BjorgBjorg Posts: 233
    Thanks all. Yes I am Little Steven! I am hoping the cover will help easily remove the snow. It will be placed right in front of the patio door. 
    Quebec - Canada
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,831
    Dude - that's a work of art!  Really creative - I'm impressed.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,147
    Beautiful table!! Good job and you should be proud!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,736
    That it is a work of art! Great job.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
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  • Just re-read the above comments, they have it covered!

     

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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,097
    Love the design, originality, and functionality.  It's beautiful, very well done.
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • njlnjl Posts: 793
    Do you have more pictures of it during construction?  i.e. more than just the shots of the framework right before the top was installed?  Any idea what you spent on the supplies?  That is one amazing looking table.  I showed my wife, and she was like "yeah right [no way you can build that]".
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  • BjorgBjorg Posts: 233
    Sorry I dont have much construction pics, but every part is detailed in the google sketch up file. Zoom out and you will see individual table components. Zoom in the table as well to see details. My wife said the same thing and I managed to succeed so dont you listen to her! Dont hesitate to PM me if you have questions. 

    IPE wood is kind of expensive. I estimate $700 for the wood + $400 for the table legs (You could use pine legs), granite was like $600 but I got a very good deal, Casters must have been $100 or so. I definitely recommend the Kreg pocket tool kit ($100?). Concrete countertop could have saved me some money. It also costed me meals and beer for my helper that came for 5-6 week ends to help me build it. 
    Quebec - Canada
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,338
    Nice design lines and good functionality. 
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,714
    edited November 2012

    Holy $hit, that is seriously impressive.  Great job, man!

    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • BjorgBjorg Posts: 233
    I dug up a few pics of the legs and the end phase of assemblyimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage
    Quebec - Canada
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  • jbates67jbates67 Posts: 157
    That's an exceptionally nice table, probably one of the nicest I've seen, very well done. I'll be copying the grate hook idea as well to "add" to my home built table. Great job!!!
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  • njlnjl Posts: 793
    How did you do the long diagonal cuts?  Table saw and a steady hand?
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  • BjorgBjorg Posts: 233
    njl said:
    How did you do the long diagonal cuts?  Table saw and a steady hand?
    Exactly
    Quebec - Canada
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  • Very impressive.  Personally I can't drive a nail straight to save me.  I am humbled in the presence of greatness.
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  • Wow beautiful table.  I finally finished mine and was going to post pics, but I'll have to wait awhile cause this puts mine to shame.  Great Craftmanship.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

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  • One of the very best looking tables that I have seen!
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  • RzeancakRzeancak Posts: 146
    I have a woody.  LOL

    A child can ask questions a wise man can't answer!!!
    Canada
    Large @ Small BGE 

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  • BjorgBjorg Posts: 233
    edited April 2013
    After using it for a few months, I can attest that I am in love with this table lol. The grill hangers on the side are a bliss to use. 

    Here is a custom made cover I got for it. They didnt take into account the handle, but that creates a nice slope so water evacuates. 



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