The Big Green Egg Table: Part 2

by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust

If you haven’t already, check out The Big Green Egg Table: Part 1.  Otherwise, continue reading for more of the cedar Big Green Egg Table build.

The Top

With the base complete, I moved on to the top and shelf.  Consequently, I struggled with how best to attach them.  While pocket holes would conceal the screws, drilling through the boards would increase strength.  Ultimately, I decided to go through the boards.  This allowed me to use a longer screw.


Next, I cut the circular hole for the Big Green Egg.  First, I determined the center of the circle.  Then, I marked the circumference using a shop-made jig, nailed to the center point.  Finally, I cut out the hole using a jig saw with a fine blade.  I cleaned up with cut with an orbital sander.


The End Result

This left me with finishing the table.  I cleaned up the surfaces with the sander, and applied a couple of coats of clear Danish oil.  Danish oil is super easy to apply, dries quickly, and is great for outdoor furniture.

I’m very happy with the result, and I think my customer is as well.  I think the mortise and tenoned base really adds a lot to the look and strength of the table.  I hope that this supplies him with many years of good use.

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