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ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,882
edited August 2011 in EGG Table Forum
Took all of one year (and a Wisconsin winter) to destroy my wood table.
This new one should last 100 years or so...
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Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • funk49funk49 Posts: 115
    That's pretty cool!
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    Man that is a pretty nice setup.
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 942
    Very nice table. Old man winter will run from that.
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    That is a sweet setup...
    Large and Small BGE * www.quelfood.com
  • great job :-) what did you use for the counter top?
    Coming to you from the Mothership!
  • Took all of one year (and a Wisconsin winter) to destroy my wood table.
    This new one should last 100 years or so...
    image
    sounds like a TV show

    :-D
    Coming to you from the Mothership!
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,882
    edited August 2011
    great job :-) what did you use for the counter top?
    It's 2" thick poured concrete (same for the two "shelves").  I built wood forms using melamine board, mixed up some Quikrete concrete in a wheelbarrow and dumped it in the form and let it sit a couple days.  They're heavy as hell but should withstand the elements!
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • What was your old table made out of that made it implode so quickly???

  • Great looking table, btw.
  • DnormanDnorman Posts: 117

    Looks Good,  Did you use any morter?

  • Nice setup
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,882
    What was your old table made out of that made it implode so quickly???

    2x4's, plywood and bolts/nails.  It was fairly solid at first but I moved it around a lot and it got a little loose as time went on.  Plywood was a bad idea to begin with, I made an inexpensive (bad) decision and it deteriorated quickly with rain/sleet/snow.  My ultimate plan was to do something permanent (bricks & concrete) eventually, I just ended up doing it sooner than later.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,882
    edited August 2011

    Looks Good,  Did you use any morter?

    No morter.  I used a "retaining wall" brick glue.  Comes in tubes and you use it in a caulk gun.

    I've seen examples of people trying to take the bricks apart a day or so after the glue was applied.
    You'll break the brick apart before the glue bond will let loose.  Once the glue sets, it's permanent!
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    Ya know, I like this about as well as anything I've seen.  I am building a new house with a lot of stone...betcha I could do this out of the same stone and it would look like a custom built-in deal.  Of course it actually WOULD be a custom built-in deal.  My original wood BGE table is in the goat run being used as a surrogate mountain.
  • IssaMayIssaMay Posts: 4
    Choke on Smoke, that's the finest table I've seen! We live on the Gulf of Mexico so our wood dies from with heat, humidity, and wood rot; our 3rd Egg table is gasping it's last. I want to build my hubby a table like yours. (I think I can!; I think I can!) Did you draw up a plan for that beauty?
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 536
    Took all of one year (and a Wisconsin winter) to destroy my wood table. This new one should last 100 years or so... image
    You never met my youngest grandson. 
    Woodford Co. KY & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle
  • EggscusesEggscuses Posts: 319
    IssaMay said:
    Choke on Smoke, that's the finest table I've seen! We live on the Gulf of Mexico so our wood dies from with heat, humidity, and wood rot; our 3rd Egg table is gasping it's last. I want to build my hubby a table like yours. (I think I can!; I think I can!) Did you draw up a plan for that beauty?
    IssaMay. Welcome to the forum. This post is from 2011, don't know if you'll get a reply from choke n smoke. I haven't seen any post from that user since I've been a member.
    Post some pictures of your cooks. Bunch of great people on here. Someone can give you some ideas for an island.
  • IssaMayIssaMay Posts: 4
    Well, I knew the post was old, but was hopeful. Thank you for the welcom!
  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 733
    First ever table, could hardly move it since it weighed so much. Has extra heavy duty casters on it.
  • Tspud1 said:
    First ever table, could hardly move it since it weighed so much. Has extra heavy duty casters on it.
    That's a pretty serious table. 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 4,748
    So what was @The_Buffalo handle back then?
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 3,037
    Looks great!
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  • mcypert09mcypert09 Posts: 20
    I am glad I saw this...

    I have been wanting to build a table but have been waiting since I want to put up the current house for sale and get a place with more storage and a bigger patio for a table

    The new set up looks awesome though!  Welcome Wisconsin summer with that thing!

    Oshkosh, WI (home) and Kangaroo Lake in Door County, WI (cottage)

    Tasting and brewing beer; cooking outside year around here in WI (even in Frozen Tundra temperatures); and living the life is better at the lake life.  Life is good...

     

     

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,882
    IssaMay said:
    Choke on Smoke, that's the finest table I've seen! We live on the Gulf of Mexico so our wood dies from with heat, humidity, and wood rot; our 3rd Egg table is gasping it's last. I want to build my hubby a table like yours. (I think I can!; I think I can!) Did you draw up a plan for that beauty?
    @IssaMay  Thanks for the kind words!  Sorry, I've been away for a while so I never saw your post until now.  I documented my entire project way back when.  Everything is still holding up very well.  You can check it here:

    http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&Itemid=55&func=view&catid=1&id=1120136


    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • MysteryEggMysteryEgg Posts: 8
    edited May 5
    What no bottle opener. You disappoint me. :lol:
    Very nice!
    Are these dryfit only laid bricks for the structural? I don't see mortar. 

  • MysteryEggMysteryEgg Posts: 8
    ^^^^didn't see this earlier. Very neat and clean work!

    Looks Good,  Did you use any morter?

    No morter.  I used a "retaining wall" brick glue.  Comes in tubes and you use it in a caulk gun.

    I've seen examples of people trying to take the bricks apart a day or so after the glue was applied.
    You'll break the brick apart before the glue bond will let loose.  Once the glue sets, it's permanent!





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