Large Green Egg Table

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mike mike mike added on 10/19/2015

This table was built to accommodate a Large Green Egg as a Fathers Day gift. Please keep in mind before proceeding that this is not only my first post, it's my first real project and also my fist time illustrating anything using Sketchup. Also, please do not rely 100% on my dimensions.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Frame - Step 1

Create the base frames out of 2X4's. Be sure to recess the 2X4's on the sides 3/4".

2

Frame - Step 2

Construct Egg support frame and drawer box out of 2X4s. Recess Egg support base 3/4" on all four sides

3

Frame - Step 3

Construct the table top out of 2X4's with one 2X6 intermediate support. The 2X6 will be used to support the finished top as well as the granite.

4

Trim - Step 1

Use 1X6 trim cut to fit.I started with the center panels and left a 1/4" gap between the panels. The end pieces were ripped to fit.

5

Trim - Step 2

Install the trim on using 1X6 panels cut to fit. Start with by centering the middle panel and incorporating a 1/4" gap between. The end panels are ripped to fit.

6

Trim - Step 3

The table should fit five 1X6 panels from front to back with a 1/4" gap between the panels. You will need to cut around the 2X4's.

7

Trim - Step 4

Install the 1x6 trim pieces on the sides by centering the middle panel on the openings. Incorporate a 1/4" gap between panels. The end panels will need to be ripped to fit.

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Trim - Step 5

The table top should accommodate five 1X6 boards with a 1/4" gap between each from front to back. The perimeter edges of the trim should be flush with the frames. I used secured the top using Kreg Jig Pocket Holes around the perimeter as well as along the inside intermediate supports. These will be covered up with the 1X6 finish trim in the next steps

9

Openings - Step 1

The openings were cut to accommodate a Large Green Egg (21" Dia) as well as a granite top (2’-7 ½” X 1’-11 ½”). The opening for the granite top can be cut out ahead of time if you know the exact size. I installed mine after the fact and had to cut the opening out using a circular saw and a small hand saw. the opening for the Green Egg was cut out using a jig saw. The 1X4 trim at the base can be installed at this point as well. The granite tops was secured in place using Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive.

10

Top Trim

I used 1X6 panels for the top trim. the panels were extended 6" to accommodate the handle. A 3/4 cut was also made to the front panel so the granite top could extend flush with the face of the trim. I used a jig saw and small hand saw to complete this cut.

11

Handle

For the handle I just used a wood closet hanger rod (I believe it was 1" diameter) I cut two 6" support panels from a scrap 1X6 panel and drilled a 1" diameter hole through the middle. I slid the wood hanger rod through the support panels and secured it to the 1X6 trim panels using standard deck screws and concealed them using wood putty. I also incorporated a chamfer to the outside edges.

12

Drawer

The drawer was put together using scrap pieced removed from the top for the granite. I used 1X4 panels for the perimeter and 1X6 panels for the base and face of the cabinet making sure to incorporate a 1/4" gap to match the rest of the build. I used standard drawer slides from Lowe's. I had to incorporate some additional supports fro the drawer slides using 1x2's.

13

Mobility

I initially intended to incorporate just two wheels below the green egg since this was going to be wheeled out from under a canopy during cookouts. But with the weight of the Green Egg and 3/4" thick granite top, I decided to add swivel casters to make it easier to move around. I used 3/4" threaded rod the following wheels which I purchased from Lowe's". Marathon 10.25-in Wheel for Universal Application These wheels have a Max load of 250 lbs. After the Green Egg was placed on the table, the threaded rod had a bow in it. I would recommend adding an intermediate support for the rod to avoid the bowing. Also, be sure to add something below to Green Egg to separate it from the wood.

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Finish

Finally it time to sand and stain the table to your liking. I hope my instructions made sense to you. If you have any questions or notice any discrepancies on my plans, please feel free to reach out to me. GOOD LUCK!!!

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 1x4, 48", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(4) Frame, 2 X 4 X 2'-9 3/4"  
(4) Frame, 2 X 4 9 3/4"  
(1) Frame, 2 X 4 X 4'-5"  
(6) Frame, 2 X 4 X 2'-1 1/2"  
(1) Frame, 2 X 4 X 1'-9 1/2"  
(3) Frame, 2 X 4 X 2'-0"  
(2) Frame, 2 X 4 X 1'-7"  
(1) Frame, 2 X 6 X 2'-1 1/2"  
(5) Trim, 1 X 6 X 9"  
(10) Trim, 1 X 6 X 7 1/2"  
(5) Trim, 1 X 6 X 2'-4 1/2"  
(5) Trim, 1 X 6 X 2'-6 3/4"  
(5) Trim, 1 X 6 X 1'-10 1/2"  
(5) Trim, 1 X 6 X 1'-7"  
(5) Trim, 1 X 6 X 5'-0"  
(2) Trim, 1 X 6 X 5'-7 1/2"  
(2) Trim, 1 X 6 X 2'-4 1/2"  
(2) Trim, 1 X 6 X 6"  
(2) Trim, 1 X 4 X 2'-4 1/2"  
(2) Trim, 1 X 4 X 5'-1 1/2"  
(2) Drawer, 1 X 4 X 2'-0"  
(2) Drawer, 1 X 4 X 1'-8"  
(4) Drawer, 1 X 6 X 1'-8"  
(5) Drawer, 1 X 6 X 6 1/2"  

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