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michelevit 10-20-2009 04:19 PM

my new pizza prep table
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i built this outdoor pizza prep/serving table from remnant materials. Its
rolls on four locking casters. The countertop is 1.5 inch concrete cast
upside down and reinforced with rebar.(remnants of the oven build)

Weight of the concrete countertop slab is just shy of 120 pounds. Weight of
the entire rolling table is shy of 200.

All materials are recycled,repurposed, remnant or scrap.
The two collapable wing extensions are resawn oak from pallets.
Finished with a simple 1/2 roundover.
The drawers ride on full extension glides salvaged from a retired office desk.
The entire project was an experiment in conservation/green building.

Estimated cost is under 20 dollars. I just need to decide on a stain/finish
and then make some more pizzas to celebrate.

My goal was to create a large work surface to take the entire pizza making process (and associated mess) out of the kitchen.

12.19 square feet of counter-top work area
7920 cubic inches of storage.

more pics here...
Gallery | pizzatable

mfiore 10-20-2009 04:30 PM

Re: my new pizza prep table
Very cool. I'd love something like that. Nice use of extra materials!

heliman 10-20-2009 05:55 PM

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That's looks great - the mobility of it is particularly appealing, particularly where space around the oven is limited...

I usually work in the kitchen and carry the prepared pizza out to the oven (invariably drop flour on the lounge floor along the way). My wife is NOT pleased ...


michelevit 10-21-2009 07:13 AM

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That was one of the goals of the table. I've gotten good at mixing up dough balls without much of a mess, but when it comes to stretching dough and making pizza, it looks like the flour tornado blew through.
I'll be able to build pizzas outside now and keep the prep mess there.

fxpose 10-21-2009 09:37 AM

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That mobile bench is a great idea! Very nice craftsmanship too.

Dino_Pizza 10-21-2009 10:19 AM

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Nice table. I've found that the free-standing outdoor wfo really does need a side table for pizza making. I mulling around ideas like yours too.

dbhansen 10-21-2009 10:26 AM

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Very nice! I need one of those. Makes me wish I had the tools to do my own countertop polishing.
- Daren

ThisOldGarageNJ 10-21-2009 06:50 PM

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looks great and a great green project,,, Thanks for helping the planet


michelevit 10-26-2009 08:38 AM

Re: my new pizza prep table - stained and tested
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Here's how the table looks now. Applied some stain and sprayed some clear lacquer over it.

One thing I noticed is since the pizzas are made and immediately thrown into the oven there is less chance of the pies sticking to the peel. I seem to stretch really thin pies (300g into 12 inch pies) and sometimes I get a stuck pizza because the sauce has soaked through the thin dough gluing it to the peel. Now I can build a pizza seconds before it goes in the oven. Less time for the pie to stick.

but the biggest advantage is no more mess in the kitchen.

fxpose 10-26-2009 09:31 AM

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Great looking set up and that table turned out nice.

When eventually done, my wfo will be located at least 100 feet away and a flight of exterior steps down from the our kitchen exit. A table like this would definitely come in handy.

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