My wife, who's the chicken cooker, continually complains about the lack of work space for our weber 22.5. I considered the "Weber One-Touch Work table" but at a cost of $50 I didn't think it was worth that amount of money. I saw some very nice home made wooden work tables but they were a bit too elaborate for her needs and then I found a wooden table for a Grill Dome (large table $500!!!) that I thought I could adapt to our Weber 22.5. The attached picture shows the result and my wife is now a happy cooker!! The material (2X4's & 1X4's) cost about $50. The 2 wheels make it easy to move. It took about 3 hours to build because I was formulating as I went along but now that I have the dimensions I could build another one in 1/2 that time. Once my Weber neighbors see this table I'm sure they'll want one!!
The table is 34.5" high, 39.5' long and 30" wide but you can build it to any size you desire. My wife decided on the size she wanted!! The material was 2X4X6 (X6) and 1X4X6 (X5). I had the wheels but they are a nickle & dime item and you could get away without them. I mitered the 2X4 corners and notched the 2X4's so the 1X4's would fit in the notches. You could get the same effect by using a small wooden cleat. I attached everything with screws -- you could bolt it together.
Once the top shelf was completed, I turned over the cooker and traced the outline to cut the opening. I cut it just slightly larger to create a small gap between the cooker and the wood. I'm not sure that's necessary but the cooker gets a little hot but not enough to start the wood on fire. Some plan show the cooker sitting on a lower platform with shortened legs but I found that the carry handles support it nicely -- the Weber on a cook platform uses small "L" brackets. I stained it with Penofin Penetrating Oil Finish only because I had 1/2 can from another project.
This is a very simple and inexpensive build. What took extra time was my wife kept changing the dimensions!!
Edited by Wood River BBQ - 5/19/14 at 6:03pm