Big Green Egg Table Plans for a Compact Modern Table

complete build of a modern green egg table cart

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. During the process I also developed detailed Big Green Egg Table Plans for Large and XL sized Green Eggs.

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 right tools.   I definitely recommend the following tools for this build to get you started:   Miter Saw, Table Saw, Jig Saw, Power Drills and Drill Bits, A variety of clamps, Finish Nail Gun, and Biscuit Joiner

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.

Video Showing the Table Build

Building 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.

compact green egg table framing

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..

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.

countertop glued up out of 2x8 cedar
Big Green Egg Countertop Glued Up and Joined out of 2x8 Cedar Wood
egg table framed with countertop
The Table almost done... just need to add the sides and back to complete it!

Siding Installation and Finishing Touches

After the countertop was mounted I installed 3/16″ 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.


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2 thoughts on “Big Green Egg Table Plans for a Compact Modern Table

  1. Hi. I have watched your videos and I really love your work. My husband has a big green egg that he loves. I has had it for many years now and uses it almost every weekend. There was a fire last weekend and the table top got ruined. I cannot afford to replace the table right now, so I was thinking I could rebuild the tabletop and reinforce the frame with L brackets (it has become kind of wiggly but the wood is not rotted or anything). You use cedar in both of your videos. Is that the best wood to use with the heat? I have no idea what kind is on there now. I did put 2 coats of stain on it when we put it together years ago and used Thompson’s water seal about 2 years ago. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you. Vicki Flack

    1. cedar is nice as it generally weathers very nicely compared to pine or other soft woods. you could also use a hardwood, such as maple, oak, or walnut. I like cedar as it is easy to work with (light and easy to move around). My favorite stain recommendation can be found here Thanks for checking out the site! -Keegan

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Hi, my name is Keegan Lare. I love to create delicious grilled and smoked food, bursting with bold flavors. I also love to see my friends and family try something tasty and new. It is in this spirit that I created Seared & Smoked. Leave me a message and i’ll get back to you as soon as I can.