New shelving on the Lexington came out nice

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Put some RedOak fold downs on my Lexington.

Came out pretty decent....
 

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NICE work. I did a front shelf, and with this inspiration, I'm now I'm considering a side flip-up shelf to match it! We have screws in place already on the side to attach a shelf, just need to add the hardware, right? What could be easier?

Are your shelves two individual pieces of butcher block or...??
 

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The side shelf: Is there any interference with the grease drain spout or bucket when the shelf is dropped? There doesn't appear to be, but I'm wondering if the shelf was cut with that as a factor?

I'm seriously going to go measure mine right now because I'm going to start building this soon!
 
NICE work. I did a front shelf, and with this inspiration, I'm now I'm considering a side flip-up shelf to match it! We have screws in place already on the side to attach a shelf, just need to add the hardware, right? What could be easier?

Are your shelves two individual pieces of butcher block or...??
Heya Andrew. Thanks for that. Yes I used the existing screws in the end and drilled the hinges to fit.

I really wanted butcher block but when I went to Lowes and was looking through everything this piece of Red Oak was there and it was the perfect width/length/price for the project. It was also a clean beautiful piece of wood. Couldnt resist it! Sanded slick as glass and oiled with butcher block oil.
 
The side shelf: Is there any interference with the grease drain spout or bucket when the shelf is dropped? There doesn't appear to be, but I'm wondering if the shelf was cut with that as a factor?

I'm seriously going to go measure mine right now because I'm going to start building this soon!
No cut out.

1. The side shelf is necessarily higher than the front shelf from using existing screws and holes. This height gets you the clearance over the grease bucket.

2. I used folding hinges. When folded the thickness of the hinges holds the shelf out from the grease drain spout. No problems.
 
I really like your shelves, but to me the most intriguing part to me is the pizza oven insert... Please do tell...?
Ask away :)

We love it. Green Mountain Grills brand oven insert for their grills, however it fits many others on the market.

Needed just a slight amount of metal work to fit perfectly in the Lexington....YMMV. If your handy then its not a big deal. Four tangs stick out to catch the front and rear rails in the PB. Had to cut about 50% of them off to fit and it dropped right in. There is a sliding/retracting chimney built in to the bottom that inserts into your burn pot. Went back and adjusted the amount sticking out in front (tabs) and re-welded to fit and the cover will close. We love it. TIGHT fit side to side on our smaller Lexington. NBD on the larger width grills.

Usage. The fire piped directly to the oven creates a much hotter area than the grill itself. Takes a bit of warm up (1 hour-ish) but I get 550-600 pretty easily (on high -450-) Hotter will get you a shorter cook time. Mine takes about 10ish minutes with 1 turn.

Need a temp pistol to monitor the oven temp.

Pizza peel for handling. Ceramic plate is 14x16 I believe so you can put a pretty good sized pie in there (14')
 
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Great job, I’m looking to do the same. What kind of hinges did you use and it it the same for both shelf’s? How deep did you make them?
Same hinge for both shelves, 8". Same board in fact. 12" X 48" red oak from Home Depot.
 

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