When I decided to move my big green egg closer to the house, I had to come up with a new Big Green Egg Table to fit the smaller space, provide some storage, and look somewhat modern to compliment the overall look I am going for in the backyard. After hours of drawing up plans, I finally pulled the trigger to build this beautiful new addition to my backyard.
If you are looking to build your own Big Green Egg Table, this one is pretty easy to build and looks great too. And… I have developed detailed plans for both the Large and XL sized eggs. And if you own a medium, you could easily modify the plans for the large sized egg. CLICK HERE to see ALL of my Grill Table Plans currently Available. If you are not sure which one to buy, I sell all of them packaged together for one low price.
Tools Required to Build the Big Green Egg Table
The build itself was quite easy with the proper tools. These are the tools I would recommend having to complete the build:
- Miter Saw
- Table Saw
- Jig Saw
- Power Drills and Drill Bits
- A variety of clamps which come in handy.
- Finish Nail Gun
- Biscuit Joiner
You can find the tool sets and the hardware for the build HERE on my Amazon Storefront. Once you have the proper tools, this build can be done in one full day or split up into 2 days at a more relaxed pace.
Instructional Video for a Quick Overview of how to Build the Table
Build the Frame for the Big Green Egg Table
The first step is to build the frame for the Big Green Egg Table. I have taken a lot of time to optimize the dimensions of the frame to minimize the table footprint, while still giving you the most storage under the egg. I chose to use 2×4 Cedar material as cedar holds up well in the outdoors. You can also use 2×4 pine material to save money if you are keeping your egg table under a canopy.
After you have the frame completed and mounted casters on the bottom of the frame, is is time to build the countertop and assemble the rest of the table.
Egg Table Countertop Assembly
I chose to use 2 x 8 cedar for the countertop for a very sturdy surface that can be cantilevered past the frame of the table. I think this detail gives the egg table a distinct look compared to others. I prepared the 2×8 for glueing by ripping 1/4″ off of each side of the boards to give the joints a nice square appearance. After glueing the countertop, I heavily sanded the countertop and applied an outdoor sealer several times with light sanding in between. I then cut the hole for the green egg before mounting the countertop to the frame.
Siding Installation and Finishing Touches
After the countertop was mounted I installed 1/2″ tongue and grove siding in a vertical orientation for a modern look on all 3 sides. Then to finish things off, I custom cut 1×4 and 1×6 cedar material to trim out the front framing of the table. This part is optional, but makes the table look real sharp.
All of these details can be found in my table plans for the Large or XL Green Egg. I have sold hundreds of table plans and have received very good feedback from costumers on the details and information found in the plan sets. All plan sets have full dimensions for every single cut needed and complete lumber and hardware lists. I am confident these plans will save you time and money. Plans may be purchase below for the Large or XL egg. If you are not sure which one to buy, I sell all of them packaged together for one low price. CLICK HERE to see ALL of my Grill Table Plans currently Available.