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daniel-delarosa
05-17-2013, 01:14 PM
My wife was going to buy me the Weber Kettle platinum that has the table for $349 for early fathers day. I told her no way and searched "weber kettle mods" and came up with this. Only cost me 40 bucks.

aawa
05-17-2013, 01:15 PM
great looking table. now you just need to add the priceless beer bottle opener on it and possibly a papertowel holder.

code3rrt
05-17-2013, 01:16 PM
That works!

KC

sigpi906
05-17-2013, 01:17 PM
Thats going on my summer bucket list of stuff to build.

CORNDAWG
05-17-2013, 01:18 PM
Very nice. Post the plans if you have them.

deguerre
05-17-2013, 01:20 PM
Even though it has the catcher, I'd still put an ash can under that bad boy. Just in case...

daniel-delarosa
05-17-2013, 01:22 PM
great looking table. now you just need to add the priceless beer bottle opener on it and possibly a papertowel holder.

Awesome idea! Thanks!

DerHusker
05-17-2013, 01:27 PM
Sweet!

FormulatedFire
05-17-2013, 01:29 PM
Since you saved her $309 tell her you would like that put into meats to cook.

aarondramp
05-17-2013, 01:34 PM
That is awesome. Have you found a cover that would fit it? That would seal the deal in my mind to give a table like that a try this summer.

Ron_L
05-17-2013, 01:37 PM
Nice work!

What is supporting the Kettle?

ssv3
05-17-2013, 01:41 PM
That's pretty neat. Great job!

HookedOnQ
05-17-2013, 01:55 PM
Very nice work! Someone ealse on here did one somthing like that a while back. Deff somthing i would like to build in the future for my otg

swinn
05-17-2013, 01:57 PM
put another bit at then for a UDS and I may have found my cooking cart. Looks good!

jerneedog
05-17-2013, 02:04 PM
That turned out great!

garzanium
05-17-2013, 02:07 PM
and possibly a papertowel holder.
Man..thats a great idea! Never thought of that..but sounds like a great idea..my cart only has the bottle holder.

arkard
05-17-2013, 02:22 PM
That looks awesome, I might have to try this this summer. Do you have any plans you could share? It be great to get a solid butcher block and install it in the top part to instead of the 2x4s.

Pappy
05-17-2013, 02:28 PM
Nice work!

What is supporting the Kettle?

Looks like the handles. If you look close you can see the steel handle shape cut into the top wood.

Scottydont81
05-17-2013, 02:51 PM
I would love to see plans as well. This is great! A few big tiles on the bottom for extra ember protection and a place to sit a hot chimney starter. :clap::clap:

daniel-delarosa
05-17-2013, 03:57 PM
I dont have any plans, just figured it out along the way. But I do have a picture of the frame of it upside down. I labeled some board lengths on it to help.
I started with the top(which on the bottom in the picture.) then I screwed the 32" legs in to place making sure they were square. Then I did the bottom. Flipped it right side up and put all the 21" bottom deck boards on. I added a board in the top to form a 24x24 hole where the grill goes . Then the little mitered boards to make the octagon that also spanned 24 inchs between them. I had to add some blocking on the inside edge of the top for the top deck boards to screw too. After I got the top deck on, I set the grill in place and traced the handles. I used a Rotozip to cut out where the handles go. The handles are the only thing supporting the grill and surprisingly it is pretty solid. Thats pretty much it. It took 13 eight foot 2x4's, pound and a half of 2" screws and two cans of Thompson water seal. Gonna test it out tonight with a fat Tri Tip.

deguerre
05-17-2013, 04:03 PM
You really did a nice job on the build.:thumb:

fat_bastard
05-17-2013, 04:04 PM
It looks great but you might think about finishing the pine with some paint or better yet stain. The un-treated wood will rot quickly.

BobM
05-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Great job on the table! :clap:

Grabnabber
05-17-2013, 04:15 PM
Nice idea and nice work! :mrgreen:

Besides the towel holder and bottle opener, it needs a place to hang the Weber lid while you're working on the food.

Carbon
05-17-2013, 04:17 PM
I dont have any plans, just figured it out along the way.

That's exactly how I proceed with most projects. I make simple, napkin drawings to put ideas on paper.
I built a kettle table very similar to your's several years ago using treated 4x6 lumber and a tiled top.

You certainly did a great job with on your table! And as someone else already suggested I would apply stain or seal to that.

williamj
05-17-2013, 04:23 PM
It looks great but you might think about finishing the pine with some paint or better yet stain. The un-treated wood will rot quickly.

Yep, better seal that wood and get ya a cover

JABonk
05-17-2013, 04:32 PM
Very cool!

mbshop
05-17-2013, 04:36 PM
me being me, anal about stuff, i would try to find a better way to support that grill.
those handles are just not made for that. looks great otherwise.

Carbon
05-17-2013, 04:42 PM
me being me, anal about stuff, i would try to find a better way to support that grill.
those handles are just not made for that. looks great otherwise.

I tend to agree here. The kettle might also rock as you apply pressure to brush/clean the grate. For the peace of mind I would like to see a couple more support points in addition to the handles.

dwfisk
05-17-2013, 05:27 PM
Simply Mahvelous (ain't gonna go to Dahling)! Recently got a 26.75 and retired the Smokey Joe to a Mini-WSM and been trying to think out a nest for them. You nailed it so be forwarned, gonna rip it off!:loco:

charrederhead
05-17-2013, 05:57 PM
Very nice but for only $309 more you would have gotten 2 wheels.

WTFark were you thinking?!! :razz:

J'ville Grill
05-17-2013, 06:36 PM
That's really nice looking. Are you going to add some sort of wheels or casters to it?

SA_Scorpio
05-17-2013, 06:44 PM
Very nice job, I wish I had that skill set.... :oops:

davefan360
05-17-2013, 09:32 PM
nice, I might also have to steel this. I have a old maroon one that needs some love. ( and legs)

daniel-delarosa
05-17-2013, 09:37 PM
I sealed it with Thompson water seal. I hope that works as good as a varnish would. I do plan on putting some wheels on it, I just havent had time to locate any.

Big Bears BBQ
05-17-2013, 09:48 PM
You did good and saved a lot money ....

b182evrclear
05-17-2013, 09:50 PM
I sealed it with Thompson water seal. I hope that works as good as a varnish would. I do plan on putting some wheels on it, I just havent had time to locate any.

Sounds good to me but I'd still try to find some sort of cover for the grill's sake. Nice job!!

criffaaa1
05-17-2013, 10:01 PM
nice work that looks great.

Johnny_Crunch
05-17-2013, 10:56 PM
Very nice!

Sunra
05-18-2013, 07:55 AM
Nice job looks great!

lhommedieu
05-25-2013, 07:45 AM
Nice find! Enjoy your summer.