Commissioned Kamado Joe Grillin’ Table
By - StinkyMilkman
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Really nice peice!
It’s so nice, I don’t know if I could use it outside… I’d fret about it all winter. Stellar job.
Ya. It’ll be under a large covered patio. We live in Texas so normally there’s not much of a winter…haha.
You say that but remember January! All that white stuff the northerners left in our yards. Texas ain’t what it use to be unfortunately
Looks really nice!
Do you know if the pull our drawer is for extra charcoal or a trash can?
I designed it. It’s a trash can drawer.
Right on, great work. Hoping to build something similar for my smoker soon
Could def load it with bags of charcoal or wood chunks though.
Lovely. That is a beast. Nice job and happy grilling and smoking with it!
That is beautiful. Amazing job
Any chance you have some plans for this that you'd be willing to share? My dad has been talking about something like this for a while, and I'd love to build one for his birthday next year
This is what I used to get started and make my own design: https://learn.kregtool.com/plans/big-green-egg-grill-cabinet/
Beautiful job boss. I want to get into making custom woodwork for people. Any tips on getting started?
I don’t do it a lot. I work full time and view woodworking as a hobby for the most part. I do commissioned pieces on occasion for local people. I have an Instagram account and rely mostly on word of mouth for clients. It’s easy to get more work than I can manage with projects like this.
How much would a table like this cost?
That's a bit low tbh
I was happy with it. I use a formula to calculate pricing. Usually aim for around a 60-70% profit margin on cost. Or cost plus $40-50 an hour. Cedar lumber is much cheaper than hardwoods I usually work with. I’d prob charge more for a second one though as this was my first build and it took longer than expected. Better than no sale though, pretty sure the client was shopping around and they are available on Etsy for similar pricing with shipping.
Regardless it's a damn nice build. Sounds like you know your numbers, which in my experience is the most challenging part of professional woodworking.
Don't discount your work. Too many fools will think that piece is only worth 200 bucks.
Set your prices and stick too it.
This goes for any work as an IC.
You might want to watch the most recent Bourbon Moth video. He talks about how he went from building stuff for himself to making a living.
Also known as "how to completely ruin a perfectly relaxing hobby"
I worry about this.
I think I'd love to transition to woodworking full time of I could. I try to spend as much time in the garage as I can, making things, but I'm at the point where I'm running out of any practical reason to continue building things for myself l, but don't have the money to just give away hundreds of dollars worth of wood to a friend because I was bored and wanted to build them a liquor cabinet or something. In order to give myself something to do.
I dont think of myself as an amazing woodworker, but I'm really good at making plans come out the way they should. Haha.
But I mean, what happens when you wake up one day and don't feel like doing it? Scary!
Wow…great job OP
Looks beautiful, but be careful, under normal operation, my wood cart for my Primo is fine, but i had some build up and loaded it up with lump charcoal to burn some of it off, guess i used a bit too much, because 20 minutes later my wood table was smoking. Had to hose it down, so you can defiantly heat those puppies up high enough to catch the cart top on fire. And yes there was an air gap, about 1/2 an inch between the top of the cart and the Primo.
I feel like a half inch fire resistant fabric layer, between the kamado and wood, is appropriate. Something like nomex.
Good idea! Maybe get some auto exhaust wrap and wrap it around the hole and tack it on with some stainless steel nails.
You could also use cement board, ceramic wool, etc etc but yeah, some kind of thermal barrier between the grill and the wood seems like a good idea.
I mentioned this to him as well. I designed a 1” air gap around all sides.
It’s very nice!
which Kamado do you have?
Looks great too!
It was for a client. He has the classic 2.
Nice! Yeah those pavers are such an easy way to add fire protection to a grill surface
awesome, this is one of the nicest Work in have ever seeing 😍💯
What woods did you use?
It’s all western red cedar. Drawer boxes are 3/4 maple ply
That’s one beautiful piece of furniture
Great work! I’d buy the grill just to use this table.
Beautiful, really nicely done. All furniture should have casters on.
Woodgasm. Is that a thing? It should be a thing. ‘Cuz I think I just had one.
Damn that's beautiful. How did you finish it?
The frame and cabinetry are sanded to 120 and have 3 coats of General Finishes exterior 450 satin sprayed from an HVLP gun. The top is sanded to 180 grit and has 5 coats of exterior oil based spar urethane and buffed with paste wax.
Wow that looks aamazing! 🙌🙌🙌😆
This makes my heart sing. Absolutely awesome. Enjoy.
Awesome job, how does your food turn out on the KJ?
It was a piece for a client, but they do cook well. I have a regular Weber gas grill and a big offset smoker.
Beginner here. What is spar urethane as opposed to polyurethane?
Basically it’s for exterior use. Has UV inhibitors and fungicide mixed in. It’s more flexible so it can better handle temp changes. Regular poly hates the sun.
This is absolutely beautiful!!
We're going to need a picture with the KJ inside.
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How does the grill fit into it?
I wouldn’t want to use it and get it dirty. Looks amazing!!
Very nice! I made one not nearly as fancy as this. Is this built for a webber grill? I had and issue with mine getting too hot and burning the edges of the table top. Even though I used lag screws at the bottom to support the bowl and prevent the metal of the grip from touching the wood, sucker still got a little toasted. Nothing a bit of sand paper couldn't fix.
That's absolutely beautiful, but I feel like it'd almost be a sin to use it.
What's a grilling table and why is there a big hole in the middle, please?
well that's different