After looking around on the boards, it almost felt like a rite of passage as a new Egg owner to build my own table. I wavered back and forth on a Large vs. XL, but ultimately went for the XL. We have 5 kids and once I started thinking about cookouts for ball teams and everyone I decided I would need the larger amount of surface area.
I poured concrete countertops because I wanted to see if I could pick up a new skill. It wasn't terrible, but I don't think I'll be doing my own kitchen countertops anytime soon. I used Quikrete's countertop mix and used the terra cotta mix in with just a touch of red to deepen the color. The body is made out of cedar and finished with 3 coats of Helmsman Spar urethane.
I decided against a single top design because I felt like the XL was too big to try to maneuver up and then into the hole I would have had to cast. With this set up I was able to just muscle it out of the nest and onto the bricks I used to line the shelf. I hope to find some Rubbermaid-type bins with lids to slide into the openings under the counters at some point.
All in all it was a fun project to tackle and only took me about 3 days to finish. My wife and I are taking a little trip this weekend, but I hope to fire it up for a long, slow smoke next week.