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Table number 2 of 3 - small

ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
edited 3:37PM in EggHead Forum
The weather was nice enough this weekend to allow me to work on the table for my small egg. I started out with the dimensions from the plans for the long table from the BGE website, and did all my calculations, from there.

It was real fun, trying to build a "squared" table, when I have no flat or level surface upon which to build it, anywhere near my tools.

Once again, I offer the disclaimer that I am in no way any sort of carpenter or woodworker...

I'm at the rough-sanding phase, and plan to stain it red mahogany, when the weather turns warm again.

For anyone who is curious, the fancy-shmancy "you don't have to pre-drill holes for these" lag screws (the black connectors you see in the picture above) THEY LIE. They split the wood just like any other big screw connector, if you don't pre-drill the holes.

I have my big ol' 16-inch paver ready to sit under the egg (with feet, of course), once I am able to move the table onto the deck.
BJ (Powhatan, VA)


  • XLentEGGXLentEGG Posts: 432
    Looks great from here. Does the treated lumber take stain well? Does the "green" affect the stains color?
    More meat please !! :-)
  • ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
    You have to let the lumber totally dry out, then sand the heck outta it, followed by a stain prep/sealer, which will help ensure the stain gets absorbed at the same rate across the boards. By then, it's lost its green tinge, and stains like regular ol' southern yellow pine (what our PT lumber is made of).
    BJ (Powhatan, VA)
  • i'd just let it turn a natural grey color..... rr
  • ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
    I'm actually very tempted to do that, since I can't stand the cycle of staining, sealing, every couple or few years.

    Okay, so let's say "IF" I stain it, it will be red mahogany. ;)
    BJ (Powhatan, VA)
  • For a self-professed non-carpenter have done an eggcelent job judging from your pictures!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:
  • ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
    Thank you very much!
    BJ (Powhatan, VA)
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