Not that i've been following this thread too closely (man you guys post alot
), but i may have a project upcoming.
We're going to buy a Big Green Egg tomorrow and are trying to decide whether to purchase the $700 pre-built table or to build our own. I'm working out the cost of wood but it will depend on whether we use basic materials or something more interesting (e.g. pine 2x4 framing or cedar framing, generic deck board surface or an "exotic" species for a surface, etc.).
This is a fairly simple project by woodworking standards, but i don't have a workshop, just a garage that needs to have the cars backed out and a bunch of things tarped over before i can do any dusty ripping on the table saw. Plus i don't have use of the garage for this activity for much more than a day or two (i could do the finishing/staining work in the basement though).
Here's an idea of the table from the store.http://www.biggreenegg.com/eggcessories/nests-tables-mates-shelves/long-table-for-egg/
A few other table ideas:http://silverspider.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/big-green-egg-table-cedar-ii.jpghttp://static.cl1.vanilladev.com/biggree...b5787e80ed9.jpg
Some of the more interesting surfaces we would consider for the main table top:http://www.windsorplywood.com/Sycamore_Finishing_Lumber.aspxhttp://www.windsorplywood.com/Walnut_Finishing_Lumber.aspx
Anyone have any thoughts to add?
Should we buy or build? (time alotment to build may be a factor and notably we cannot use the new bbq until the table is together)