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Jason Bowlin

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New Mini Ranch build....looking for side table ideas
« on: June 25, 2018, 07:12:35 PM »
Hello folks, was inspired to build a 26Ē mini ranch by looking at all the people here that done it. Instead of bolting the frame back together though I added a piece of angle iron top and bottom and tig welded it all back together. Cooked on it 3 times last week while on vacation and really like but will take some getting use to. I do have the desire to add folding side tables and saw swamps pics and really like his but Iím not so lucky to find those tables for 40$. Has anyone else added similar side tables to theirs that are not ridiculously expensive? Also has anyone put a handle on the front of the lid?

Thanks in advance JB

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Re: New Mini Ranch build....looking for side table ideas
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 07:39:31 PM »
Welcome to WKC, Jason.

Yes I believe some have added a front handle to their mini-Ranch but examples escape me. However ... so what? If it sounds good to you, DO it.

So let's see some pics!
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Jason Bowlin

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Re: New Mini Ranch build....looking for side table ideas
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 03:46:52 AM »
Thanks for the welcome! I tried posting a picture but it kept giving me an error message saying attachment couldnít be saved because it either took to long to upload or was to big.

Jason Bowlin

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Re: New Mini Ranch build....looking for side table ideas
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 04:09:43 AM »
Here is a picture....all my pics were Live Photoís on iPhone so they were wrong format.

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Re: New Mini Ranch build....looking for side table ideas
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 04:38:40 AM »
Looks great. For an ďidea,Ē you might keep an eye open for an old Genesis and use its frame to make a table, since it would match the aesthetic.
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Re: New Mini Ranch build....looking for side table ideas
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 07:52:41 AM »
Iím guessing that youíve figured out that the angles of the frame make it somewhat awkward to bolt some folding shelf brackets to.
What I did on mine was to fab angled braces to the down tubes of each frame piece so that I could mount the Primo side tables.


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New Mini Ranch build....looking for side table ideas
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 04:21:48 PM »
Hello folks, was inspired to build a 26Ē mini ranch by looking at all the people here that done it. Instead of bolting the frame back together though I added a piece of angle iron top and bottom and tig welded it all back together. Cooked on it 3 times last week while on vacation and really like but will take some getting use to. I do have the desire to add folding side tables and saw swamps pics and really like his but Iím not so lucky to find those tables for 40$. Has anyone else added similar side tables to theirs that are not ridiculously expensive? Also has anyone put a handle on the front of the lid?

Thanks in advance JB

I havenít seen any others with folding side tables (yet)?

As far as adding a handle to the front, which IMO it really needs, Iíve been hesitant to add one on my Red, but have done it on the lid on my 85 Gallon Drum.

Here are a set of locking folding brackets that would work on the frames

Another item to watch out for are BGE folding side tables - they can be easily modified




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