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Cedar Table

So after a month of my egg sitting in its box feeling very unwanted, his home is finished. I used NakedWhiz's plans melded with the free plans off of the grill domes's site (I know, please don't shun me for such heresy on this forum) and come up with some plans of my own. I used Google sketch up to draw up the plans (actually not that hard to use) and built it out of cedar with my baby brother who has both the better woodworking skills, and more importantly, the tools. 3 coats of clear semigloss finish later, and I humbly hope it can sit on this forum with so many other fantastic tables. Ideally I would have raised the bottom shelf half an inch for better clearance of the hinge, as it clears by about 2mm right now, but I can always put a 1/2" paver under it. For now, I just want to get cooking! Sorry no pics of the cooking, but as I've heard before here, "if you're looking you're not cooking!"

Fired up the maiden voyage tonite with baked potatoes and bacon wrapped filet, seasoned only with salt/pepper. Good quality beef from a local butcher, grass fed only, of course.

The amazing thing is that even with this being my first attempt, the BGE, is amazingly easy to use. I've read tons of tips on this forum, but I really had no troubles.

Very psyched to join the cult! Here's to many more successfully cooks!!!
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,706
    Nice lookin table.  Welcome to the forum!
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • ParallelParallel Posts: 411
    Looks great!

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
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  • Nice job!
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  • lantzwrlantzwr Posts: 171
    Very nice table.
    RobLarge BGE, Merritt Island, (Space Coast of Florida)

    Boiler UP
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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,309
    Look's great!

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

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  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 447
    Very nice!!! Everyones egg deserves a good home!
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  • Very nice!!
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  • Wow, I like that design (especially the 4x4 legs) ... would it be possible to share your plans?

    Regards, Mark
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  • These should help you out.  I used 4x4 for the legs as you've noticed, 1x6 for the table tops, and 2x4 for the rest.  I used cedar, but you could use whatever.  See the pics below, but the one change I would make is to the distance between the top and the bottom shelf.  I used 17" which just barely works.  The hinge begins to contact the tabletop. I just put a 1/2" tile underneath my table nest and now it's perfect, but you could also move the shelf up 1/2" as well.  I used 3 coats of spar urethane.imageimageimageimageimage
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  • That looks great.  Are your 4x4's cedar?  
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  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 788
    Sweet table.  I am making one very similar out of Cypress.  I will post when done.  
    XL BGE; Medium BGE 
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  • 4x4s are cedar as well. Found one down side. Made pizzas and his weekend and scorched the table. Maybe need a little more clearance for the hole.
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,298
    Good looking table there , nice skills.
    Seattle, WA
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  • Very nice table. That egg looks great in it
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
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  • eddiemm3eddiemm3 Posts: 10
    Very Nice Table...
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  • MrMistaMrMista Posts: 33
    Nice man, looks like me and you had pretty much the exact same idea for a table!
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 8,331
    I like the natural wood finish. Nice job.
    LBGE 2012, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
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  • LesMoLesMo Posts: 8
    It looks great!  What did you use for fasteners?    I can't see a single screw on it.
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  • xiphoid007xiphoid007 Posts: 275
    Used all pocket screws with the kreg jig. I also used wood glue everywhere except the table tops so I could replace if necessary in the future. I may replace the top with granite in the future.

    I hate seeing screw holes. They only ever gather dirt/crud.
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  • LesMoLesMo Posts: 8
    Imitation is the highest form of flattery.  Thanks for sharing your plans.  I mad a few slight modifications.  Used distance from top of upper shelf to top of lower shelf of 15 inches.  Used 3/8" x 6" carriage bolts/washer/nuts to connect the shelf frames to the 4 x 4's.  Used 2 stainless steel deck screws to connect the front 2 x 4 to the 4x4's.   The remainder of fasteners were pockets screws.

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  • xiphoid007xiphoid007 Posts: 275
    @LesMo‌ that looks awesome! I'm glad my plans could help you out. Welcome to the club!

    The one thing I will warn you about is that the egg is very close to the table and if you're doing pizza at high temps, you could scorch the table. I see your wooden deck, so just be careful.

    I think you'll find this forum to be very helpful and informative.
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  • LesMoLesMo Posts: 8
    I let if get up to 700 degrees when doing a cleaning burn. That worries me the most.  I was wondering if placing foil around the lip between the egg and the wood would help. I guess I will find out.  The diameter is 21 inches as recommended in the table plans from BGE. 

    You are right, the forum has been very helpful on a number of fronts.
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  • xiphoid007xiphoid007 Posts: 275
    Mine is closer than yours/ but I just wanted to warn you is all. There was a thread a while back about someone burning their house down. A hot grill in a wooden table is always a concern.

    I probably would've added another half inch to the diameter in mine, but with your added elevation, you should be good.

    You also may want to consider a fireproof matt for underneath everything to protect the deck. I'm on a cement pad, so less of a concern for me.
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