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First post

This is my first post.  Have 2 LBGE's.  Am in the process of building a new table for one and am looking for some woodworking advise.  Planning on using Kreg pocket hole screws so everything is hidden.  White oak 5/4 planed to 1"x4" for frame and 8/4 planed to 1-3/4"x4" for legs.  May double up the legs to enable screwing casters to the bottom.  Basic plan is from Naked Whiz with some modifications.  Have had to overcome issue with Kreg stainless fine thread screws not being available over 1-1/4" long by setting jig to 3/4" thick material setting per Kreg tech advise.  

Problem I have not overcome is how to attach legs to frame or frame to legs, since the Kreg screws that are recommended for outdoor use are Blue-Kote or Stainless, but they don't make fine thread in Blue-Kote and nothing over 1-1/4" long in stainless.

Suggestions?  Thanks in advance for help.  

Pictures are upper frame layout & lower frame with shelf layout.  Nothing attached yet.  First picture shows what leg section would be if I glue/screw (2) 1-3/4x4" pieces together.  Top will be leathered granite.  Top frame as laid out would be if I was putting an 18x18 granite slab & wood rather than granite for the entire top.


Comments

  • jabamjabam Posts: 1,782
    Not not much of a carpenter myself, but
    im sure some will chime in. 

    Welcome aboard and and enjoy the ride!
    Central Valley CA     One large egg One chocolate lab "Halle" two chiuahuas "Skittles and PeeWee"
  • Have you checked out Kreg's website? They have some zBGE table plans on there that may give you some ideas.
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    Large Egg 10/16 MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
    Facebook Big Green Egg MiniMax Owners Group


  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,350
    If I could tape two toothpicks together, I'd consider that an accomplishment so no help from me.

    But welcome to the machine!
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,211
    Diesel machinist here....I can fix a power assembly but not a wood table.....but I'm tagged to see the results. 
    Live fast. die young, and leave a well marbled corps. 
  • I forgot to say Welcome aboard.
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    Large Egg 10/16 MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
    Facebook Big Green Egg MiniMax Owners Group


  • Can’t help with the table, but welcome.
    Memphis, TN 
    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)
  • I would suggest an air gap between the bottom of the egg and the table, and leave a gap between the table and the hinge, because the hinge drops down when you open the egg.
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,531
    I’ve seen some cool two large bge tables if you’re not already to far in
    “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.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,960
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey...above all, have fun.  Sounds like you have some good BGE run-time as most don't start this trip with two.
    No help with your project but I'm sure it will turn out great.  Keep us posted.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,171
    Welcome!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
    Floyd Va

  • Spax SS construction screws may be an option
    LBGE, and just enough knowledge and gadgets to be dangerous .
    Buford,Ga.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,174
    Welcome to the madhouse.  304SS table here.  I would think the quality SS screws/hardware would be best for the given outdoor application.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  •  I don't think they have to be fine thread, I have a similar jig and I think the main thing is that you use a pan screw head.  If you use a typical screw it will split the wood apart, however using a pan head screw will give you a secure fit no matter the thread count.  
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • Welcome!
    LBGE
    SC AL
  • logchieflogchief Posts: 1,351
    Welcome!! I like others am not a woodworker, but sure looks like nice wood and not cheap.  Fit for an Egg
    LBGE - I like the hot stuff.  The big dry San Joaquin Valley, Clovis, CA 
  • Scott805Scott805 Posts: 304
    Welcome!

    Large BGE, 2 Tier Adjustable Swing Rack System, three (3) bricks from Home Depot for raised direct, Blackstone 22" Griddle - Finally have a decent cooking area!

    Dallas, TX

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