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MY NEW EGG TABLE !!! --- 2ND time around

Just built my 2nd EGG table, this time it's for my house.  I only have one question.....should I stain the butcher block top or simply seal it?  The color is beautiful and I don't want to risk changing it.  Opinions please!!!!  Hope you like.....still have a few touch ups but couldn't wait to show it off.


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  • RickCRickC Posts: 15
    This is deluxe!

    Can't help with the staining but I love the table.  What type of wood?
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,952
    @-) =D> man you have got skills. I drew the exact sketch with a concrete counter. I am liking yours. Well done. You should be proud
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,077
    I'm assuming you're not going to be cutting on it?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • tamu2009tamu2009 Posts: 273
    I've never seen butcher block stained or sealed, but then again, I've never seen them on an outside table.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,752
    Beautiful table. I think you should just seal it.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • stripedeggstripedegg Posts: 87
    henapple said:
    I'm assuming you're not going to be cutting on it?

    no...not gonna be cutting on it.  gonna put 4-5 coats of poly on it to harden it up the best i can

    The Nest Whisperer
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  • stripedeggstripedegg Posts: 87
    RickC said:
    This is deluxe!

    Can't help with the staining but I love the table.  What type of wood?
    Treated lumber for interior framing....cedar for exterior.  Cedar 2 x 8's for building butcher block top.
    The Nest Whisperer
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    Somebody got an A in wood shop. That is awesome, you do have some serious skills.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • stripedeggstripedegg Posts: 87
    Chubbs said:
    @-) =D> man you have got skills. I drew the exact sketch with a concrete counter. I am liking yours. Well done. You should be proud

    thank you....

    The Nest Whisperer
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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,748
    Very Nice.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,077
    Imho... Doesn't need that many coats. Probably to many mils. I'd do the bottom also. I definitely wouldn't stain it... You'll lose some of the color contrast. I'm not sure how an oil would work. I uses tung oil on my ipe frame but it's not the top. Over the long haul additional coats of poly will be needed and will build up.

    That's an awesome table.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 297
    I thought most butcher blocks were Maple. How does cedar work for butcher blocks?
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  • WakefanWakefan Posts: 51
    That is gorgeous!
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  • Wakefan said:

    That is gorgeous!

    Thanks! I've gotten 3 orders off this post alone. I gotta get working!
    The Nest Whisperer
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  • That is an awesome table. I already have some plans drawn up for mine but I might change it after seeing yours
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
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  • Sealed it, 3 coats........no stain.  I'm happy.  The wife is happy.  Period.
    The Nest Whisperer
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  • Very nice.  Wish I had your skills for a table like that in my back yard!!!!

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  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 2,203
    I must have missed this thread before. But damn. That's gorgeous.
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
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  • Thanks. My website is almost complete and I'll have more pics on there.
    The Nest Whisperer
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  • Very nice.  Wish I had your skills for a table like that in my back yard!!!!

    Thanks. I appreciate it. Took a while to figure out some details but I'm happy with the finished product.
    The Nest Whisperer
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  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 502
    Wow!  Very nice table.  Do you have pics of the build process?  I'd love to see how you did it.
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
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  • Send me your email address and I'll forward you some pics.
    The Nest Whisperer
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  • Awesome, great job.
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  • TY
    The Nest Whisperer
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  • beautiful work. 

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  • @stripedegg - How far away from the house is the egg?  I am starting to layout where I want to put mine but with the winds at my house I want it to be close to the house but not too close. 
    Large BGE from Normal, IL 
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  • The egg itself is about 5 ft from the house. The backside of the table sits right next to the house
    The Nest Whisperer
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  • That is awesome!! I think I have found the table I want! How much does it run?
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  • That is really nice.
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  • lecramslecrams Posts: 106
    Awesome table, wanna build another? :-j
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