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Built an altar for my XLBGE

Well, i finally got my own BGE and after a few beers, thought, why don't i build a table to dress up the patio?  cannot be that difficult or take too long.....  Well, guess you know how that turned out. 

The table houses my XLBGE and a 500 series Napoleon to warm the plates.  The table is 90" long by 35' deep and was constructed in two parts.  The base is framed in pressure treated 2X4s supported by 6 4X4 posts and decked in 3/4 plywood.  Each drawer is 32X30X8" to hold the tools and charcoal.  The upper structure is built on 2 sheets of 3/4" glued together and topped with a sheet of 1/2 concrete board to act as a thermal break.  The framing was done with 18 Gauge steel studs and the whole thing was covered in 1/2" concrete board with two layers for the table top.  The whole upper portion was tiled top to bottom to dress it up and i put in an electric box for my Looft fire starter (not necessary but what a great toy to light up with). The egg is on two layers of patio stone to get the height just right.

This great idea took a bit of time and really wasn't that difficult.  We're very happy with the result even though the whole unit complete weighs in at about 1100 lbs so its pretty tough to move around.

I added a couple of pictures to illustrate the build and the final product.

 

 

  

Comments

  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Wow, really nice!
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,700
    edited June 2013
    Wow- beautiful!  I like the stainless steel accessory storage unit ;)

    Sorry...accessory storage unit AND plate warmer! 

    Seriously though- I am in awe of the table construction.  I wish I had the skillz to do something like that. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,230
    Me too. I just look with amazement. My college education didnt teach me carpentry. Great workmanship @kentm
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Baltimore, MD
  • Well above my pay grade. Nicely done.


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 3,606
    Damn fine table Kent.

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,389
    What a great table Kent!  Thanks for posting the pics!   :-bd
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  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 367
    Looks great and great job.

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

  • cspearce2cspearce2 Posts: 107
    Very nice!
    Kind Regards...Papa C
    Peachtree City, GA
    2-XLBG's E...Webber 22" kettle, Retired Gas Grill
    Roll Tide!!!
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,201
    An altar worthy of an egg... Or an egg worthy of such an altar?

    Beautiful build! :)

    Where did you find the 18 g metal stud? And what did you use to cut it? I have been looking but can't find any so far. Drywall supply house said they would have to special order it.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • GrillerGriller Posts: 88
    Very well done! Thanks for posting inspiration material. :)
  • cheech5001cheech5001 Posts: 102
    Awesome!

    Gives me some ideas!
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 6,466
    That is just sexy!!!

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • KentMKentM Posts: 3
    Thanks for all your kind comments!  The steel came from a local supply house in Kitchener, Ont.  The steel is easy to work with using basic tools.  In my case an old Craftsman miter saw with a metal cuting blade and a small angle grinder.  It is quite easy to work with once you get the hang of it.  One lesson learned was to get the proper industrial self tap screws.  The ones frm Home Depot won't work in this material.  The stainless steel drawer came frm WEBstaurantStore.com at a very reasonable cost.  Their customer service is superb.  To keep costs down and for a bit of karma, the tiles for the top were bought at our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  I got the big drawer slides (100 lb rating) from Lee Valley Tools.  It was a fun build!  My wife takes credit for the tile job and it turned out great.  Breaking the Egg in with  pork shoulder this aft. Wish me luck!
  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,903
    Good job.

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    Garnerville, NY
  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    Boy, you don't play around.  That is very nice.
  • KentMKentM Posts: 3
    2016 Update...  The Egg and table are performing like a champ.  The only minor problem I have had is that it has crushed a heavy duty caster and sunk into the patio.  I needed to use a 2Ton floor jack to change the wheel!
    Outside of this minor issue, each time I use the egg no one will go hungry!  i have done 2 20 lb turkeys at a time, 22 lbs brisket low and slow for 20 hours @ 250F and never lost temp.  The latest was bone in rib-eye from Pat's Prime Cuts and Deli in Georgetown.  Pat really knows his business! These 30 oz bad boys were absolutely superb!  Check out the 3 medium rare and one medium well (not judging but really?.....).  I applied the "Best Steak Marinade in Existence" and it really enhanced the flavor without overpowering. 

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/143809/best-steak-marinade-in-existence/

    Cheers!

    Best Steak Marinade in Existence

     Before

    After

    Accompanied by the best Malbec ever.  Fantastic balance and paired perfectly.  LCBO under $30

  • Matt1969Matt1969 Posts: 3
    Wow ! Well done. I don't have those skills to build either but really great looking build. Steaks look amazing too ! 
    Cambridge, Ontario , Canada . XL BGE
  • chuckytheeggheadchuckytheegghead Posts: 317
    Very nice. Thanks for the update and wine suggestion. I may have to make a trip to the local lcbo. 
  • stompboxstompbox Posts: 573
    Looks great, but get yourself a table nest.
  • blastingblasting Posts: 3,002
    @KentM   Welcome.  You obviously have skills!




    Phoenix 
  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 1,230
    Wish I had those skills!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
    Floyd Va

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