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Hi Guys,

Few years back I posted my build on a custom cedar table for my old Char-griller Akorn kamado. I have recently purchased and upgraded to Kamado Joe Classic II and am currently building a new table for it. It is all being made using western red cedar. I will be updating progress periodically. 

Overall dimensions are as follows: 84" (L) x 36" (W) x 32" (H) 

Grill will be placed in the middle with 2 lower shelves on each side. 

 

Picture of the old grill set up. 

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Great, 12v_dub!  I am also in the beginning stage of building a table for my Classic - also coincidentally, out of western red cedar.

My overall dimensions will be: 75" (L) x 33" (W) x 30" (H). When I get to the stage of some significance, I will also post some photos.

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4 hours ago, Kjthom said:

Great, 12v_dub!  I am also in the beginning stage of building a table for my Classic - also coincidentally, out of western red cedar.

My overall dimensions will be: 75" (L) x 33" (W) x 30" (H). When I get to the stage of some significance, I will also post some photos.

 

Nice! post some pictures when you do.

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Red Cedar.  I am considering a similar project. What's the wood cost?  Are you using a local lumber yard?

I want to build around the KJ.  I.e. slide the KJ in out of the place it sits. Then finish building table. I may try for some work space  in front of the KJ,  rather than off to the side. Not too much in front to avoid a long reach to the KJ.

 

M.

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1 hour ago, mike echo said:

Red Cedar.  I am considering a similar project. What's the wood cost?  Are you using a local lumber yard?

I want to build around the KJ.  I.e. slide the KJ in out of the place it sits. Then finish building table. I may try for some work space  in front of the KJ,  rather than off to the side. Not too much in front to avoid a long reach to the KJ.

 

M.

I work for at a cedar manufacture so i'm taking advantage of wholesale pricing on lumber, but Cedar has skyrocket in pricing since last year. a linear foot of a 2x4 (s4s) is $1.47 and 4x4 (s4s) is 3.87 

 

I am using rough cedar and running it to my specific dimensions. 

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I have decided to run the middle 4x4 legs all the way down for additional support of the heavy grill. 

 

Here are some pictures of slight progress from yesterday. I am using mortise and tenon joinery instead of screws. 

 

 

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Another progress made. Lower bottom shelves are pre-cut and pre-fitted. Middle section is plenty strong. I had my uncle stand on top of it which is roughly half of the grill weight lol. 

All there is to do, is to finish the top section, cut out the hole opening for the grill and sand everything down. 

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