Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Big Green Egg Table


Speaking of woodworking and good eats, my Big Green Egg is one of the best grill/smokers available.  Many BBQ competition winners
 have won using this incredible ceramic machine. 

Visit their website here, and really,  you should buy one of these.
They are an amazing cooking machine.


 http://www.biggreenegg.com/

 They sell tables for the Egg, but I love woodworking so I wanted to build my own.
I built the basic frame out of treated lumber and then had my sweet Connie help me lift it over the Egg before finishing construction. 

Everything is on castors so it's a piece of cake to roll it around
 wherever you want to put it.
 
Here is the table top after I used my router to cut the hole in it and then split it in half so it would fit over the Egg's hinge hardware.
The top is very simple to build.  Just 1/2 inch plywood with a border of 1X2 pine glued and nailed on.
 
Here is the other half.
If you would like to see what Connie did with the round piece that I cut out see her blog here.
http://crafty-home-cottage.blogspot.com/

 I stained it with Minwax Puritan Pine #218. 
After that I hammered it with 6 coats of tung oil.
 
I have had these horseshoes for quite awhile now and have been wondering about how to incorporate them into my Cowboy/Mexican Restaurant themed outdoor kitchen. 

I think they look absolutely great on my Big Green Egg table.

Like I have said before, our motto around here is "We aint buildin no piano".
But I think you'll have to admit that this table looks pretty dang good

 Looks to me like a good combination of 
"Woodworkin and good eats"
Don't you think?
Come by again soon to see what I cook on the Big Green Egg!
I love it when you visit and then I get to visit your blogs.
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33 comments:

  1. I absolutely love how your table turned out. There is so much space for platters of barbecue. Yummy, yum, yum . . . what's for dinner?

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  2. That is beautiful, you are a true craftsman. We will never agree on what should be cooked on the BBQ, but I can see my vegetable and hallow I kebabs sizzling away!!!!

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  3. Should be halloumi! Blinking predictable text!!

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    1. Well my goodness Fran, are you sure we can never agree??? I am open to vegetable BBQ.
      In fact Connie and I are really big lovers of grilled vegetables. Of course being a guy I have to have meat, but we would love to have you over for a veggie BBQ anytime. Thanks for following my blog. Happy cooking!

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  4. I'm not sure were you are, but I'm in So.Oregon, And I would Come and B.B.Q. meat or veggies with you. I am 70 and have 23 grand-kids,and 4 great. Can they come to? Lovr your table.
    Ron The outlaw Gourmet

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    1. That sounds like a day camp for kids . . . I have two granddaughters and sometimes they wear me out. LOL . . . Keep your dutch oven hot, Steve.

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  5. Wow! Your a great craftsman. I was looking at some of your other posts. Love the boat!

    Your ceramic machine looks like a fun way to cook.

    Dee

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    1. Thank you for the compliment on the boat. It was quite a project and takes up so much room that it really ties the shop up, as far as space. If it were not for that, I think I would like to try building another boat, only larger. As for the Big Green Egg, they are an incredible way to cook outside. They even make a terrific pizza oven. Have a great day, Steve

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  6. I would love to come over! When we have finished the barge and retired, we hope to be able to do a lot more travelling. Who knows, we may turn up on the doorstep one day. I am sure that you and Pete would get on like a house on fire. You have a lot in common and could talk wood and boats for hours xxx

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing more photos of Pete's work on the barge. It must keep him pretty busy. You say that you are vegetarians, does that go for Pete, too? Do you never fish off the side of your barge? Steve

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    2. Pete is a confirmed carnivore! We don't fish off the side of the barge but do run mackerel lines when we are out sailing xxx

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  7. Hi Steve, I'm so glad you jound my blog, because now I found yours and am now your newest follower. I too am a bit mad for woodworking and have made some decent pieces of furniture over the years, but alas have barely enought time for anything as it is. I badly want me one of those bad boy green eggs too, and that is one mighty table you made for yours. Combining barbecuing and woodwork in on blog? Brilliant. Anthony.

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    1. Anthony, Glad you like my blog . . . as for combining the barbecue and woodworking, those are just two things that are dear to my heart, as far as spare time hobbies. I know what you mean about barely enough time . . . I could use a few 36 hour days myself. Steve Thanks for following!

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  8. I agree! I love the Egg. We bought the large and now I wish I'd just gone ahead and bought the extra large. And what a great table by the way. Well done!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment on the table. It really does provide a lot of prep and serving space. Come again, Steve

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  9. Beautiful finish on that table! It makes a really great finished product. I love the little storage shelf underneath as well, a very handy set! I could see some chicken smoking on that egg! Happy to follow your blog!

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    1. Hi Jeff, thank you for the nice comments on my table. I am new to this blogging thing but am having great fun at it. I have cooked some awesome chicken on my egg. Thanks for following my blog.

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  10. That is one awesome rig, I can't wait to see what you'll be barbecuing on the Big Green Egg! And thanks for visiting and following my blog, I'm now your new follower!

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    1. Howdy! So glad to have you following my blog. I will be posting more cooking and woodworking posts as time goes on. By the way, I love your blog!

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  11. That is one good looking table. I am sure it comes in handy when cooking on the big green egg. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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    1. It is so good to see you. The table does provide me with a lot of extra space and comes in real handy. Thanks so much for following, I really do appreciate it,
      Steve.

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  12. Nice touch the good luck charms! :-).

    Ciao
    A.

    http://alessandrazecchini.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Hi Alessandra, Nice of you to visit. You know, I never thought of it as good luck charms, I was just going for a cowboy theme. Sometimes a little help when cooking isn't a bad idea, LOL. Steve

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  13. Thanks for the bean comment, and I love that table. I'm not very good with woodworking. I sure it I did it, it would not look that good.

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    1. I never had the patients to do woodworking when I was younger but I sure enjoy it now. Love your recipes! Keep cooking

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  14. Hi Steve, What a great idea to work your love for woodworking and food together. Likes your green egg. You are very talented. I will be happy to follow your blog and see what you are doing next. Thanks. Dottie :)

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    1. Hi Dottie, I love that you are following my blog. I really like yours too.

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  15. What a gifted woodworker you are - and, evidently, a gifted chef! When Connie kicks you out, call me - I like BBQ!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. I love your photography.

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  16. Great job on your table. Visiting from Connie's blog.

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  18. I love your motto. In the historic preservation field we tend to use "It isn't a church" and "you aren't building furniture." lol

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