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Unread 01-09-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default UDS - side table ideas

I've seen a bunch of UDSs with great side tables on one side on the main UDS thread. However, I'm not seeing where this type of table is purchased.

All I really want is a small side table that I can mount via a right angle shelf bracket. I was thinking a small wood cutting board, drill some holes in and attach to the right angle bracket?

Any ideas on where to find a small side table for a UDS?
Clearly, I think it would be great to have a little shelf to hold thermometers and such.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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I just cut a piece of wood to fit with a jig saw, sanded, stained, sealed and attached it with shelf brackets. It was quick and simple.

Side tables are really handy to have! http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/...ds-so-far.html











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Make it yourself,mount two shelve brackets and screw on some lumber.
Can't get any easier than what cowgirl is showing you.
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Ok so these guys are doing it themselves. Gotcha. Cowgirl, that looks great! My only problem is no jig saw. So I guess I can just do a square version.

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Doesn't have to fit around the drum...mine are stainless and welded to some angle iron, but there is a gap between the drum and table...still works just as good and you can accomplish the same thing with wood and shelf brackets as the others mentioned.

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Maybe you can borrow a jigsaw from someone? If not you can buy a cheap one.


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Maybe you can borrow a jigsaw from someone? If not you can buy a cheap one.


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I picked up a jigsaw at a garage sale a few years back for a $1. I have used it several times and it is still running fine. but I think Walmart has them 20 or 25 bucks. Get a metal cutting blade and you and also cut expanded steel with it and use it to make fire baskets and racks for your grill so it serves multiple purposes.
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I second the jig saw.
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I used the side tables from a medium big green egg for mine. Sometimes you can pick them up pretty cheap from someone who has built a table for their egg. The added benefit of the egg tables are that they fold down and are out of the way when you don't need them there.
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Can you rent a jigsaw from Home Depot for a day?

We can here.
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The other option is a small table. I use this and it works great fro my drum. Also a standard upright grill cover fits the drum.
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Jigsaws are plentiful at pawn shops.


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Yeah it's pretty simple to add these.
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Skidder I like that!
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