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Upgrading my table, just enlarged the tile from 18" to 24" granite, plus using tung oil *pics*

FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
I built this table last fall but never got to finish it since I used pressure treated wood (wasn't sure what to use, next time I'll use diff materials).  I let it dry and recently started treating it with Dark Tung oil, pure tung oil not the finishes that are called Tung Oil.  I recessed an opening for an 18" x 18" tile, but when I went to buy granite no one sold them individually, and don't even have them in stock so you order a whole case for $77.  Last night I stopped in a store and they had 24" granite, for $15 per sq/ft.  The guy actually came down half price, so for $30 I picked up black granite.  Today I routed the table out for the larger tile.  Not anywhere near the level some of the tables posted here, but it dramatically changed the look between the tung oil and the bigger tile.

Pic from last fall when the table just built, original tile is hard to see: 
Pic of the table with a few coats of tung oil, and the small tile all stained after 9 months of use:

And finally, after recessing the new bigger granite tile today:



  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    Looks good and a nice large prep/ work area. Easy clean-up. Enjoy.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • mteelemteele Posts: 48
    Looks very nice!
  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    Thanks guys, it is very nice to have more usable space.  I've got 3 racks of ribs on right now and it's great being able to fit all tools, trays, and gloves on the work surface. I wish I'd have done this from the beginning.  Now I need to put all my bottles openers and hooks back on once I get the finish where I want it.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,882
    Nice.  Looks like it's holding up well!
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 382
    Looks great!

    I feel a whole lot more like I do now than I did when I got here.
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