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I finally finished my table

highlifthighlift Posts: 11
edited September 2012 in EGG Table Forum
My inspiration came from the almighty naked whiz plans.  I added my own touch and modifications and finally I can start putting the hours into smoking meat rather than making saw dust!  What do you all think?  For my first foray into woodworking/building, I'm quite thrilled with how it came out.

imagehere are some progress pics if you're interested


  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    Very nice, I love the finish looks great.  Now get to cooking and make a mess of it  :))
  • GK59GK59 Posts: 501

    As being a builder for over 30 years . I can tell you this. You did a great job!

    The short uprights for the small shelf, are those rod holder for a boat?


    Smitty's Kid's BBQ

    Bay City,MI

  • thanks guys :)  more messes will surely be made, cooking and with saw dust now :D

    @GK59 those are supports for a bar add-on that I got from Ikea.  They were $15 if I recall correctly.
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,065
    Awesome job!!  Look forward to seeing your cooks!!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,849
    Very nice work & thanks for all the in progress shots. Makes me think that I could build one. (not, I like my fingers)

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • ETBeeETBee Posts: 46
    Very nice job!  I enjoyed the build pics too.  What is your plan for the little shelf at the top?  A place for rubs and sauces?
  • plenty of cooking coming :)  thanks for the kind words.

    give it a shot @bud812

    @ETBee I didnt originally plan to put the shelf there but I had the leftover wood and I figured why not.  I think it will do a good job holding my beverages and thermometer for the most part :D
  • Nice job, really like the upper mini shelf, good spot to get something out of the way. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • Looks good and love the shelf idea!
    LBGE, Smoke Hollow 4-in-1, Charbroil Big Easy, and Weber Smokey Joe.
  • thanks!! @skiddymarker and @jleon401

  • Great Job!! The shelf rocks!
  • Stunning table!
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,650
    Looks really good- amazing first woodworking trial.
    Greensboro, NC
  • First woodworking project.... I'm impressed. Maybe I should give it a shot. The mini shelf looks great. Nice job.


    Johnson, Navin R... Sounds like a typical bastard.


    Belmont, NC

  • Awesome looking, love the shelf you added. I bought the BGE table 2months ago and can't even get myself to stain/seal mine. Very nice work. What did you use to seal it?
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,336
    Bravo!  What did you use for the top (all the laminations)?  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Looks be a utiful! Very nice job.  =D>
  • Thanks all :) The top is a butcher block countertop from Ikea, it's made from oak. I put a few coats of Danish oil on all of it then about 5 coats of spar varnish.
  • Nice man!


  • Very nice!!!  I really like the second tier!!  
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
  • Very nice table!!! Great finish on it reaklly makes the oak stand out.


  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 5,670
    Nice.  Like the personal touches you've added.
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • thanks all

    @yemtrey love the username  ^:)^
  • Man, this is a killer setup. I have been scouring the internet for months taking bits and pieces from many different egg tables and compiling a plan for our eggs new home. I really like your table and the modern touch you have put on it. You say that you've never done any woodworking/carpentry before? Being a carpenter I find that really hard to believe, because buddy you have killed it!
  • haha, thanks @greeneggandman :)  I promise this was my first crack at anything of this magnitude.  I studied the fine art of Lego building and have assembled several metric tons of flat stacked Ikea furniture over the years.  I'm glad the many mistakes I made weren't too obvious :D 

    I'll be looking out for your table once you build it!
  • That's hilarious, I've spent many hours putting together IKEA furniture and may I add if you can successfully get their furniture together in one piece you can easily build a table. I can't wait to get a spare day where I'll be able to work on my table, and believe I'll be sharing my work!
  • stranny00stranny00 Posts: 36
    Did you order the ikea bar legs online? If so, do you have the link by chance.
  • sticks88sticks88 Posts: 94
    Nice job.

    XL BGE and Pellet smoker

  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 374

    If you cook like you do carpenter work it will be out of this world!!!! Great looking table!!!

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

  • highlifthighlift Posts: 11
    thanks guys!  table is 8 months old and survived the winter.  appears to be holding up pretty well.  food has been pretty good too :)
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