I've been scouring this site and others looking for ideas for my table for a Large Egg. I've landed on the following site ... http://sites.google.com/site/mybiggreenegg/home
... which not only had good photos, but also had 3D drawings with measurements. Props to his mad SketchUp skills. I settled in on his plans but made some minor changes to make it my own.
Wood - Philippine Mahogany (1x4 and 2x4 material) from Crosscut Hardwoods here in Portland.
Fasteners - SS Kreg screws for all but 8 SS carriage bolts, washers, nuts (yup - SS is expensive)
Wheels - two 10" inflatable wheels (I recall reading flatspotting hard rubber wheels)
Inlay - two Home Depot 12" tiles silicon adhesive together to make approx 3/4" to be flush with 1x4 boards
What I've learned:
- Ton of good information on forums / websites - THANK YOU!
- Measure twice, cut once ... Measure twice, cut once -- I've made two mistakes, but was able to recover without wasting wood
- Pick lighter wood and/or use 1x4 material for the table framing -- this thing is going to be a tank
- Don't only support the circle vertically from below when routing the 21" hole, but also make sure that support won't move horizontally - whoops!
- Buy a good set of drill bits and router bits -- it can be done with the stuff I had, but sharp tools are key with hard woods
I didn't start a full photo dairy, but here are two photos from last night. Basically I'm all done with the cutting, routing and most of the sanding. The frame is all fastened, but none of the table boards are screwed down. I'll do the final 220 grit sanding today and will start finishing tonight. Assembly will be done after assembly. This was done using Festool systems (still need to upgrade my aging PC router though) -- can't say enough about their setup.
If anyone has any last minute finishing suggestions, I'm open. As of right now, I'm planning on putting down Teak oil on all sides before assembly. I've looked at other products (Epifanes - 6+ coats with different thinning levels and 24 hr cures in warm weather = too much work) (WaterLox - 2 coats sealer + 3 coats finish = too much work and over $70 in product) (Home Depot stuff = well ...). I figured if needed, I can still add Epifanes or WaterLox on top of the teak oil treatment if needed.
More to come.