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LightningBoldtz

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Building a custom table
« on: September 04, 2013, 04:55:48 AM »
So I posted how I got this 1986 black kettle, in great shape for the age, but it had an odd lean to it.

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/weekend-scores/

Well I took it apart and found 2 leg sockets bent

Normal


Bent


not sure how well the other one showed it but this one shows how it is not at the proper angle


So I was waffling on the idea but I think this confirms it, I am going to do a table for this.

I have seen a lot of tables made some of them are overkill, I think I can frame it with 2x4 and use maybe 1 x 4 decking and do it on the cheap.
Any thoughts, advice for me before I get started?

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Ted B

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Building a custom table
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 04:58:58 AM »
Put wheels on it for sure. Also plan for covered storage. At least I would. Otherwise have fun and I can't wait to see the finish.

Jocool

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Re: Building a custom table
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 05:15:03 AM »
You're over-thinking it. No need for the framing. The sorts of weights involved will be well supported by the use of just the 1 X 4 decking. That's how I made mine.



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Bman

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Re: Building a custom table
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 06:16:45 AM »
As a custom cabinet maker, I agree with Jocool.  No need for the 2X4 framing.  Use your 1X material for everything.
And for gawd's sake - no 4X4 posts for the legs.  It's not holding up a hot tub.  ;D
I've always had gas...  And now a bunch of kettles because of this place.  Thanks!

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Building a custom table
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 06:20:55 AM »
As a custom cabinet maker, I agree with Jocool.  No need for the 2X4 framing.  Use your 1X material for everything.
And for gawd's sake - no 4X4 posts for the legs.  It's not holding up a hot tub.  ;D

Great, that is a really nice table

What about wheels?  should I use Weber wheels that I already have with a bar and some caps?  I was thinking of using caster wheels but they are kind of expensive.
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want"
8 MBH, 2 WoodDale, a SCG, and other stuff, including Pellet grills.

cbpeck

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Re: Building a custom table
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 06:49:48 AM »
Jocool - how are the kettles mounted? If I had to guess I'd say the handle brackets are secured to the underside of the table top. Your table surface doesn't butt up against the bowl, does it?

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Building a custom table
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 07:08:37 AM »
I think I will rest the handles on the wood and put in an additional L bracket on the side,  there needs to be a gap (my understanding) to compensate for the heat of the kettle.
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
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8 MBH, 2 WoodDale, a SCG, and other stuff, including Pellet grills.

Jocool

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Re: Re: Building a custom table
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 07:19:56 AM »
Jocool - how are the kettles mounted? If I had to guess I'd say the handle brackets are secured to the underside of the table top. Your table surface doesn't butt up against the bowl, does it?

I mounted my Kettles by drilling a 1/4 hole in each of the straps that support the charcoal and cooking grates. And then used some perforated metal straps to connect to the table. I can get some more details pictures when I'm on the PC to show you.

There is a guy not far from me that regularly makes and sells a single kettle table on E-Prey.  He just cuts the hole and has the 2 handles supporting the kettle. It seems to work for him.

And yrs, I have left a 1 inch air gap all the way around the kettle so I don't overheat the table and make it smolder.

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