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Hi Guys,

 

So I've been following a lot of guys on here and got inspired to build a table for my Akorn, I'm not a work worker by any stretch but I have learned a lot along the way. I'm almost done with the build. July 5th will be the day I complete it. I used white pine on most of it totaling in $170 in wood alone. (All from the lumber yard) about $70 in hardware/Stain,prep etc.. 

It was supposed to be a simple build but as I went along I kept changing and adding as I went. Hope you guys like it. 

 

Stain I used which Im not entirely happy with is Thompson water Seal Natural Cedar tone. (The pigment was hard to lay down- steaks, darker areas)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post-8936-0-41327600-1435681209_thumb.jp Added slots in the 2x4 so the Akron flanges can rest flush and secure

post-8936-0-05042300-1435681212_thumb.jp Now for the Test Fit! Looking good!

post-8936-0-50038500-1435681214_thumb.jp I really wanted to add doors but wast sure how to keep GOOD airflow while smoking low and slow

post-8936-0-46526700-1435681219_thumb.jp So....Im cane up with screens! Added a frame the stapled the screen to the inside of the frame and then screwed in for a clean look. 

post-8936-0-01417100-1435681222_thumb.jpSo far so good.  Going to be adding led light inside and adding the hooks and Akorn and she'll be done!

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Hi Guys,

 

So I've been following a lot of guys on here and got inspired to build a table for my Akorn, I'm not a work worker by any stretch but I have learned a lot along the way. I'm almost done with the build. July 5th will be the day I complete it.

July 5th finish? Looks more like July 4th you'll inaugurate it with a family cookout. Looks mighty fine :congrats: . Did you use Kreg pocket hole jig for everything or just the vertical slats? Which jig do you have?

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Hi Guys,

 

So I've been following a lot of guys on here and got inspired to build a table for my Akorn, I'm not a work worker by any stretch but I have learned a lot along the way. I'm almost done with the build. July 5th will be the day I complete it.

July 5th finish? Looks more like July 4th you'll inaugurate it with a family cookout. Looks mighty fine :congrats: . Did you use Kreg pocket hole jig for everything or just the vertical slats? Which jig do you have?

 

Thanks Smoker08-

 

I bought the Kreg junior for this project grossly underestimating the time it took to create ALL those pockets lol. But in the end it was worth it. I'm sure if I have more projects, I'll invest in a nicer more productive model. 

 

So, I have I elected to smoke ribs at my neighbors house on July 4th so I will be bringing my Akorn down the street to their house. If it wasn't that, this project would have been done already> I knew I had time so I worked on it little by little each weekend. Had a few buddy's over to help with some beer and enjoyed the experience.! But Yes July 4 I will be smoking =)

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