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No woodworking skills whatsoever....

With the title being me....I have absolutley no woodworking skills just something I've never done been taught or inclined to do, however, I do want an Egg table.  I miss my table and I want one... How hard would it be for me and perhaps my wife to build one?    Pretty basic but perhaps a slide out drawer and a door.....Then again that might be even more difficult :)

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,550
    Building an egg table doesn't have to be fine woodworking.  You can do it.

    An egg table can be built out of stick lumber (1x4, 2x4 and 4x4).  You'll need a miter saw, drill/driver, tape measure and a jig saw.  If you don't have any of them, they're not expensive and you could borrow them from a friend. 

    Take a look at http://www.nakedwhiz.com/tableplans/tableplans.htm
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,212
    edited March 2013
    I built mine with a skill saw and a hand saw a jig saw and a drill. Biggreenegg.com or the naked whiz plans are basic. I built mine with 2x4 and 1x6 I took a basic supply list to Home Depot and they helped a lot. Even did most the major cuts. Used poplar and pine, semi transparent deck stain and no urethane but it is a semi temporary solution.

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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 5,329
    Have fun, teach yourself a new skill or two... And never forget to keep your thumb the hell outta the way...
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,550

    hapster said:
    Have fun, teach yourself a new skill or two... And never forget to keep your thumb the hell outta the way...
    I second that.  I had a kickback on a table saw and removed the tip of my thumb.  That was about 25 years ago.  No accidents other than a brad in the finger, splinter, or (recent) a damn piece of shrapnel in the eye (last week - had to go to the doctor for that one).  Metal working is a whole other set of safety concerns.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,756
    Hire someone to build it...drink beer while you watch. Build it yourself....drink beer while you do it. The nickname "9 finger egger" will stick.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,756
    Joking...you can go it and enjoy it.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,740
    edited March 2013
    super fun project! I did mine, second wood workiing project.  me and father in law learned together along the way. it was a blast and very happy to call it my own and you get to add your needs into a table you build


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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,740
    Bought everything at lowes. Spent around 300$ but I also had to buy a jigsaw and some other equipment. I always use projects as excuses to add to my power tool collection :-bd


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  • BjorgBjorg Posts: 233
    Its a good occasion to learn! I had no skills either and built a beautiful table. I highly recommend Kreg pocket hole toolkit as it makes the process easy and hides the screws. 
    Quebec - Canada
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,201



    hapster said:

    Have fun, teach yourself a new skill or two... And never forget to keep your thumb the hell outta the way...

    I second that.  I had a kickback on a table saw and removed the tip of my thumb.  That was about 25 years ago.  No accidents other than a brad in the finger, splinter, or (recent) a damn piece of shrapnel in the eye (last week - had to go to the doctor for that one).  Metal working is a whole other set of safety concerns.


    Safety glasses are your friend. Didn't you take a chemistry class or 2 in college?
  • I have no skills in woodworking also, but built my own table, sorry no pics right now, but it was a fun project.  There are many mistakes as I tried to modify the naked whiz design for my own tastes, but it holds the egg and the wheels let me move it so I'm happy with it.  In a few years I'll get better tools and make a better one incorporating some things I've seen on other tables posted here.  Bottom line, go for it and enjoy it.

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    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,885
    The key for non-woodworkers is the understanding that you will become one with a project like this. It will be yours, great feeling. Don't sweat the small stuff and don't be too detailed, you can make all the adjustments to design with your second table, which you will build within a couple of years. Moral - don't spend too much time and money on this table, it is only for practice. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,550

    hapster said:
    Have fun, teach yourself a new skill or two... And never forget to keep your thumb the hell outta the way...
    I second that.  I had a kickback on a table saw and removed the tip of my thumb.  That was about 25 years ago.  No accidents other than a brad in the finger, splinter, or (recent) a damn piece of shrapnel in the eye (last week - had to go to the doctor for that one).  Metal working is a whole other set of safety concerns.
    Safety glasses are your friend. Didn't you take a chemistry class or 2 in college?
    I had a one-eyed chemistry professor that lost an eye not wearing safety googles...she was adamant about safety.  I had glasses on but not a full face shield.  
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,201
    Do it like this guy next time....
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