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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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