Big Green Egg Table

by
Scott Moore

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I got a large Big Green Egg for Christmas. I wanted a nice table for it but the prebuilt ones are as much as the Egg costs. So I made this one at about a 10th of the cost.

Feel free to email me with questions at: xfscott at gmail.

Parts List:
5 2x4 x 8'
4 1x6 x 8'
4 1x4 x 12'
Deckwise Stainless Steel Deck Screws
Olympic Maximum Deck Stain
12" or 16" Paver Stone

Big Green Egg Table Sketchup File

These are the dimensions for the legs and main table body. 12.5" small legs, and 31" tall legs. The 16" small legs (total 12.5" plus 2x4 on top) 2x4 supports the weight of the egg itself.
These are the dimensions for legs, cross pieces, and one side of the rails. The holes are drilled 1/2" and are optional obviously, I put some dowels in there for a little added support and looks.
These are the dimensions for the lower shelf. These are 1x6 boards cut to 3'8.5" lengths. I list 11/16" space between them but I just spaced them out by eye and screwed them in.
The bottom deck has a 2x4 right in the middle of your table, however the top deck needs to be offset towards one side because the hole for your egg will be more than half the size of the table. My hole was 21 inches so the 2x4 support on the top deck needs to be 23 inches towards one side.
Draw a 21" circle with a string and pencil in the center of the larger side where your 2x4s underneath the top deck would be. This image shows where the 2x4s are. Cut that out with your jigsaw. If you wish you can round your edges of your deck as well like I did.
Here is is, with the edges rounded off and the paverstone in frame in place. Enjoy!

And now for the actual project pictures.
As you can see, I just used standard white pine 2x4s for the legs, stud quality.

Rather than use 4x4s for the legs, I wanted 2 2x4s so that all of the weight of the egg would be on a separate piece than the weight from the deck.

1x6s don the sides of the bottom shelf and the top deck. I stained pieces as I was building so that the connection points would be sealed.

Olympic deck sealant of your color choice for each piece. Here I'm staining the bottom of the top deck prior to screwing and cutting.

Here's the main table with 1x6s for the bottom shelf, my calculations figured that it could hold in excess of 400lb so it should be strong enough.

Another picture of the main table.

1x4s make up the top deck of the table, I used the width of my ruler to determine the gap between boards.

Top deck complete prior to cutting round edges with the jigsaw.

To mark the lines of the curves I used one of those plastic pieces for opening and closing window blinds. That way the bend was fairly uniform.

Completed top prior to cutting the hole for the Big Green Egg to fit.

21" hole needed for the top so the ole pencil string and nail in the cente r of where I want the hole to be, plus a jigsaw.

Hole cut out.

Hole cut out with stain.

12" square paverstone with some a simple frame to keep it in place for the Egg to stand on.

I added a couple of hooks on the front for various eggcessories and viola.

Large egg cover from the Egg store fits for the most part. You could make it slightly longer if you want the cover to fit exactly.


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