REC TEQ RT-700 Extra Legs Table

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Introduction: REC TEQ RT-700 Extra Legs Table

Well hello all!

Brand new to the site as I was encouraged from a friend to check out this site and maybe enter a contest.....

So here I am.............

I bought a new smoker grill a while back and got the competition cart for it at the same time. This left me with some extra parts... I know there are always extra parts on a project, Right???

So not wanting to let the original legs go to waste I decided to make a a prep table for the smoker.

I have attached a picture of the list of parts I used in this project. (see in STEP 1)

So I had many ideas of what I wanted to try but decided on using PVC pipe and then just plugged away at that.

Searching home center web sites to see what is out there and figuring in my head what I needed and where to start.

So here goes the build!

Step 1: Extra Legs!

Well here are the extra legs from the smoker - first thing need was to find something to fit the tops of the legs - they are 1 inch square tubes. I found that 1.5 inch PVC pipe fits perfectly over them!

Step 2: 1.5 Inch to 1 Inch

So I wanted to build the rest of the table in inch pipe. This was mainly because I could find 1 inch pipe part easier than the 1.5 inch. So I needed to reduce the 1.5 inch to 1 inch. I took 4 - 1.5 inch pieces of pipe (about 6 inches long) and added a 1.5 inch connector piece and then a 1.5 inch to 1 inch reducer fitting.

These were all glued together with PVC cement, and fitted to the legs.

Step 3: Holes for Bolts

Holes for the bolts were then drilled - using 3/8 inch bolts - 2.5 inch long with a washes on both side and a lock washer on the nut side. (looking back on this not sure the lock washer was need as the PVC pipe flexes pretty good when the bolt is tightened giving you the same tension as the lock washer)

Placement was just matched up to the holes already in the legs

Step 4: Paint to Match

Painting the sleeves to match the cart, using semi-gloss Black spray paint.

Shoved paper towel in the reducer fitting so not to get paint where the 1 inch pipe would be glued.

Step 5: Building the Frame

Using 1 inch pipe and fitting the frame was built - 1 inch pipe use in the reducer up to the 5 way connectors then another piece of 1 inch pipe up to the end pieces that screw into the table top.

I used Black pipe and fittings for this part - reason is so I can place S-hooks on it to hang utensils and as they slide back and forth the paint won't scrap off since there is no paint ;)

All connections that are vertical were glued and the horizontal ones were not - this was incase I wanted to disassemble it. Also did not glue the top cap.

The frame was then put on the legs. And LOOK!!!!! 34.5 inches tall - so with the 1.5 inch butcher block it will top at 36 inches (PERFECT COUTER TOP HEIGHT)

Step 6: Adding the Top

Sorry no pics of how I centered the top

I determined the centering of the top by placing the frame and legs upside down on the butcher block and marking the holes.

Drilled pilot hole for the screws

Sealed the wood with mineral oil (watched some youtube videos on sealing a butcher block cutting board

Taking off the end caps that were not glued, I screwed them to the top.

Step 7: Attaching the Top

With the help of the offspring we set the top on to the frame - still not gluing the top fitting as the weight of the top will keep it in place and the fittings are tight.

Step 8: Adding the Handles

Using the 5th hole of the 5 way fitting handles were made and added so not to have to grab the wood to move it around. These were glued into place.

Step 9: Once Separated Are Now Together Again

Finish prep table sitting next to the smoker!

Bring on the MEAT!

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    12 Comments

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    LarsR13
    LarsR13

    1 year ago

    Looks great! May I ask - did you have a specific need with your idea? Or a specific goal - for instance that you searched (Google it) and found that your idea either can't be bought, hasn't been invented yet, alternative too expensive, alternatives too heavy, too ugly, didn't fulfill your or was it so that could 'recycle' the leftover from the other BBQ product your bought? Or was it just to see if you could build what you was thinking your need was?? I'm asking, because I too enjoy DIY and BBQ and would love to hear what your thoughts was prior to your very nice posting here on "Instructables'?
    Fun fact: I live in Denmark (Europe) - I imported a beast of smoker from USA...
    I'll give you my email - if it makes it easier to answer me; lars1@tdcadsl.dk
    Have a nice day ;-)
    Greetings Lars - hope to hear from you / /stay cool /keep smoking BBQ :-)

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    LarsR13
    LarsR13

    Reply 1 year ago

    Correction : it should have said didn't fulfill your *needs*

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    TK-62946
    TK-62946

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you!
    Hello Lars - no I had no real need.... I had the leg that came with my grill left over as I purchased the competition cart as you see in the picture. I did not want the legs to go to waste so I though it would be cool to make a table out of them and have a work surface while smoking/grilling. Nothing was invented or offered as a kit and I have seen others with the same left over legs make tables with them. I do not have access to welding and machining equipment so I played with PVC pipe. Well a bit of trial and error and a bit of sketching (actually a lot of sketching), the finished table came to life LOL.

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    LarsR13
    LarsR13

    Reply 1 year ago

    Well I only asked because maybe you wanted a special feature that couldn't be bought in a store - like the ability to be storaged in a disassemble mod or the ability to lower or rice the table top - just out of curiosity 😊

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    CathyS91
    CathyS91

    1 year ago

    Looks great!!! Where did you find the shelf ??

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    TK-62946
    TK-62946

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you!
    The bottom shelf actual came with the original grill as part of the legs. The top is a butch block counter top from Home Depot.

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    Obi-Dave Kenobi
    Obi-Dave Kenobi

    1 year ago

    Great job. Looks good and very functional as well.

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    1 year ago

    Great to look at and super functional - very nice :D

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    sushishel
    sushishel

    1 year ago

    Great tip for using PVC over square metal legs. I will be using this in the future.

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    tmspro
    tmspro

    1 year ago on Step 9

    Great build. I especially like the way you added handles. Thanks for sharing.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    Nice idea with that table! Welcome to Instructables :)