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Overkill Table With Notch Cuts Galore

Greeting Eggers,

My table project is finally complete! It's a big heavy table (6ft X 3ft) with the hinge cutout. I'm a new Egger with not a lot of carpentry experience and ZERO BGE experience. I did a test light up and used the oil/paper towel method to start the lump (read it here and it worked perfectly - thanks). I kept a stable 300 for half an hour for practice, but noticed a small gap in the back - so I shut it down... I've got a band/alignment issue but will work on that tonight (band not tight in photos). Hope you like it - did lots of reading on this forum and wouldn't have made it far without this site so thank you! 

Now to cook something :)
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Birmingham, Ala.


  • BilZolBilZol Posts: 698
    Looks like a good amount of carpentry and fitting went into that table. Built like a tank. Looks great. 
    I just moved mine to tables over the past couple of weeks. The easiest/best one I did was the large yesterday morning. The wire ties snapped because it was so cold out I'm thinking. Took the springs out and put everything together aligning the band's then retightning the hinge bolts, then with some help I installed the springs again. Came out perfect. Note, you really want help holding the egg or at least put the ceramics in. Lid will tip the egg otherwise. 
    Bill   Denver, CO
    XL, 2L's, and MM
  • Great work! Welcome to the group!
    Large BGE and Medium BGE
    36" Blackstone - Greensboro!

  • Solid looking table Roebuck, that one will last you years!

    Strongsville, OH

  • Overkill? There is no such thing. Well done. 
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  • Man, that is a work of art!  I would be willing to take lessons from you on how to make such an awesome table in return for lessons on cooking any day of the week!  Great work!  That is incredible. 
  • BotchBotch Posts: 8,012
    Nice lap joints, very clean-looking table!   B)
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • Love your table!!  Welcome!!!
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,728
    Looks great and welcome!
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
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  • RoebuckRoebuck Posts: 45
    UPDATE: Stain and Sealer finished

    Birmingham, Ala.
  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,818
    Looks great.
    Aledo, Texas
    Large BGE
    KJ Jr.

    Exodus 12:9 KJV
    Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

  • BeggerBegger Posts: 540

    I wish I had the facilities to build THIS.   But I don't even have a table saw, so I'm stuck doing what I CAN do.  
  • Nice job!
    Alva, Florida
  • RoebuckRoebuck Posts: 45
    Thanks everyone - I used a circular saw (depth adjusted) and chisel for the shoulder cuts on the 4x4's (legs) and 2x6's (frame) and then sanded. 

    Good example in the video (pretty smart guys) -->

    It is time consuming, but worth the effort. 

    Also - I smoked my first wings this weekend and they turned out fantastic! I wouldn't have made it far without the people here so thanks again! Now on to the meatloaf! Any tips?


    Birmingham, Ala.
  • 36onslow36onslow Posts: 129
    Nice work
    What is the measuremental from the bottom level top the top of the table. Assuming this is a large egg
  • 36onslow said:
    Nice work
    What is the measuremental from the bottom level top the top of the table. Assuming this is a large egg
    Thank you 36onslow-

    It is a large and I'm not 100% sure right now of the exact measurement, but the way I got that number was by setting up the base with the nest and paver together on the floor and used a straight yard stick to find exactly where I wanted the top to be. 

    In this case, I wanted the top of the table in line with the crease on the base where the bottom band attaches. 

    Birmingham, Ala.
  • Wings look good but real nice job on the table. Looks beautiful after staining. 
  • nice.....looks really solidly built, my similar table constructed 3 years ago and put in a 20x20 piece of ceramic tile from Home Depot [1.88] and it really helps when you have "hot stuff" to rest rather than putting it on your nice wood 
  • I don't see a bottle opener mounted on the table, so how can it be usable?

    Gotta stay hydrated during those long cooks, man!
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 843
    I like it. I built a BBQ cart using a similar process. No exposed fasteners. It sits next to my Egg. It's a little more weathered now. 

    Michiana, South of the border.
  • RoebuckRoebuck Posts: 45
    edited June 14
    Greeting Eggers,
    After a recent move and a new Blackstone 36 in the arsenal, I don't have much room on the patio for this large of a table. Anyways - I'm thinking about getting rid of it and would probably trade it for a nest with mates or the intEGGrated nest with the handler...
    If anyone is remotely interested, let me know. I did remove the wheels and replaced with the 4x4 spacer as it was way heavy to move anywhere.
    Happy Father's Day weekend to all you dads!
    Birmingham, Ala.
  • very nice work on your table & wings!
  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 308
    Great work on that table...and you said you had no carpentry skills!  Looks awesome...
  • FlatfootFlatfoot Posts: 56
    edited June 15
    That is a great looking table!  I love the dark stain and the workmanship!  Here's my recent first attempt at a table, shown with the whole "family".

    LBGE, MM, & Mini. Weber Smokey Joe for a knockabout. 
    "Honestly, Honey!  Just one more Egg, and one more gun, and I'll be done!"
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