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Who has a simple large BGE table plan for me?

I am not that handy with wood but my brother in law is. He said if I get the wood we can build the table then I can stain in. I would like one that is not huge as my deck is small. Can you guys share with me a plan for a large table? 


Jay 

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  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,383
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • BeggerBegger Posts: 524
    Season the NW plan to 'taste' and build away.     If using 'stock' size lumber you'll need to go over it pretty good.    
    I don't have a table saw, for example, so I can't rip to width.  
    Here is a screen shot of what I drew FROM the NW plan after giving it a good think-thru.


    BOTTOM VIEW OF THE LOWER SHELF.    GRANITE IS 18" x 24"  @30mm thick
    Corners have cutouts for 2x4 legs.   Might actually end up with 4x4 since I'm building for an XL

  • AbterAbter Posts: 125
    I did way too much poking around about BGE table plans.  I wanted a straightforward table that was simple to build.  I settled on the oft-recommended plans by Scott Moore.  I made a few tweaks, but followed his plans pretty closely.
    http://www.scottmoore.net/projects/egg/

    One thing I liked about it is the legs are doubled 2x4s below the lower shelf.  That is easier than one common plan with 4x4 legs with a notch cut out for a 2x4 cross member.

    This past weekend a friend of mine with both woodworking skills and a shop helped me make the top.  He used a big compass to draw both the hole and the rounded ends, and then cut them freehand with a hand held jig saw...came out perfect.  The curved ends of the table top are purely cosmetic...a rectangular table top would work just fine. The rest I will do at home this weekend with a radial arm saw...nothing but a bunch of straight cuts.

    A great thing about the Scott Moore plans is they have a sketchup file.  With the free SketchUp  program, you can rotate and zoom on a model as much as you want to better understand what it is.  Here are 2 screenshots from the sketchup file.





    Stay Calm and Egg On
    1 lonely medium in Rockville, MD
  • AbterAbter Posts: 125
    One comment on Moore's plan:  I didn't like how the short part of the table top near the hole is supported.  He has all the short boards of the top sit on the 2" edge of a single 2x4.  I added one more cross member support on the outside of the leg, giving those short boards two different supports.  With glue and screws I am pretty sure this will hold even if my good friend Big Jim leans on that end after a few too many cold ones.  I decided not to stain, but will use several coats of the oil based indoor/outdoor Helmsman spar varnish.  If I stained first I would still use 2 coats of Helmsman.  That stuff is a tough as an outdoor varnish gets.
    Stay Calm and Egg On
    1 lonely medium in Rockville, MD
  • BigBlackVBigBlackV Posts: 59
    Abter said:
    I did way too much poking around about BGE table plans.  I wanted a straightforward table that was simple to build.  I settled on the oft-recommended plans by Scott Moore.  I made a few tweaks, but followed his plans pretty closely.
    http://www.scottmoore.net/projects/egg/

    One thing I liked about it is the legs are doubled 2x4s below the lower shelf.  That is easier than one common plan with 4x4 legs with a notch cut out for a 2x4 cross member.

    This past weekend a friend of mine with both woodworking skills and a shop helped me make the top.  He used a big compass to draw both the hole and the rounded ends, and then cut them freehand with a hand held jig saw...came out perfect.  The curved ends of the table top are purely cosmetic...a rectangular table top would work just fine. The rest I will do at home this weekend with a radial arm saw...nothing but a bunch of straight cuts.

    A great thing about the Scott Moore plans is they have a sketchup file.  With the free SketchUp  program, you can rotate and zoom on a model as much as you want to better understand what it is.  Here are 2 screenshots from the sketchup file.





    That looks pretty awesome, I will print out both plans and show them to my brother in law as he is more familiar with woodwork. He said the first set of plans I sent him did not appear that difficult and this one actually seems easier IMO. 
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