Leaving the Nest – Update

I thought I’d post one final update to the construction of the table for my large Big Green Egg. We finally got the BGE placed in the table and cooked on it for the first time. And it’s awesome!

Here’s a shot of the BGE in it’s final resting place:

Egg in Place


In an earlier post, I talked about some of the finishing touches.  We did run into one snag.  If you notice in the photo, the paver that the BGE is sitting on is not flush as was intended.  We discovered that the spring hinges on the dome actually rotate downward slightly when opening the lid and we hadn’t allowed enough clearance for this.  So we had to make accommodations for that by raising the egg slightly by inserting slats under the paver. 

Favorite parts:

  • having an “electric” table
  • grilling light
  • huge work surface

Things to consider next time:

  • possibly use larger casters
  • consider where to store the platesetter (I’m thinking a wire shelf suspended under the bottom shelf would work great)

All in all, I think it turned out really well.  I have to give special thanks to Zino & Davidhoff for all their help.  Without them, I would have probably just bought the BGE table or thrown together something that wouldn’t have been nearly as nice as this table.

Are you building a table or cart for your Egg or other cooker?  Drop us a comment and let us know how it turns out.

Cheers,
Braddog

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