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Functional, Durable, Clean! Finally done with my eggs new home :)

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  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,541
    ringkingpin Looking for ideas and wondering if you have any updates for us?
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 1,006
    You should be Egg-static!!  Fabulous.  
    XL BGE; Medium BGE; L BGE 
  • KingtUTKingtUT Posts: 157
    I guess it would do in a pinch. :D
  • lilwootylilwooty Posts: 215
    Meh....it's okay I guess.  Just kidding, awesome job!  I think my next egg table is going to have a concrete top like yours.

    Living Large and XL

  • ringkingpinringkingpin Posts: 260
    ringkingpin Looking for ideas and wondering if you have any updates for us?
    Sorry, kinda late to my own party.  Wasn't posting on here for a while.

    It's stayed pretty much the same.  I think that I mentioned that I sunk something like 32 1" stainless rounds 8" long tapped and threaded on the back side.  Those were intended to mount, whatever.  I wound up getting some old porcelin shop lamp shades from an old local factory that has long since shut down.  These things are sweet, white on the reflector side and GREEN on the outside.  Not an exact match to the egg but not too far off either.  I made some new fixtures for those lights.  Then I got two pieces of stainless tube, I think 1.25" wide and bent 180 pieces at the end to something like 38"   I put two of them equally spaced and bolted them to the back.  It makes for a very clean and elegant lighting solution.  I'll post some pics.  I also got some 4" schedule 80 stainless tube and bent a piece to 190" radius and mounted two 6,000 watt electric heaters which are cantilevered out over the round dining table which is next to the egg kitchen.  It's all worked out very well and has proven to be quite functional!  Pics coming.


    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
  • ringkingpinringkingpin Posts: 260
    Here is one of the two old lamps.  I only reused the shade itself:

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    after a couple minutes of cleaning: 
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    And the finished lights.  You can see there's just enough room to fit between the walls and you can see that they're bolted in to the stainless rounds.  Used stainless washers as shims to get them perfectly straight as the rough rock face is far from perfectly straight.
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    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 10,747
    Those lights are sweet! Great addition to your eggdom.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    @ringkingpin three questions if you don't mind. 1. How high is your backsplash. 2. What is the distance from back of hinge assembly to face of backsplash. 3. What kind of clearance do you have from dome to backsplash with dome open? Thanks.
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    Very nicely done sir! Those lights are sweet!! =D>
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • QDudeQDude Posts: 666
    Can you tell us more about the concrete top?  I am going to do one also but would like to do something creative like you did!

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • QDudeQDude Posts: 666
    Bump!

    What blocks did you use?  Were the caps on the top poured concrete or cut stone?

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • jbates67jbates67 Posts: 168
    I have been threatening to build an outdoor kitchen for my LBGE for some time. Words can't desribe how much I would desire mine to approach anything close to as nice of a job you did here. Very well done.
  • ringkingpinringkingpin Posts: 260
    Grege, I'll try to get those dims when I get a chance.  I probably have a drawing in my email I could post too.  
    The concrete counter top was poured in place.  I might have another one made in a more controlled environment somewhere down the line.  I rolled some aluminum angle to the right diameters so that I could have perfect circles.  Once the concrete was hard, we used a FEIN tool to cut the rings in to four pieces and pulled them out.
    Qdude, those are Indiana Limestone blocks, 8" square by whatever length.  Thanks for the kind words, I need to dig up some pics of the table heater, that was a fun one :)
    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
  • erbloveerblove Posts: 96
    Raised hand...yep I'm jealous.
    Columbia, SC ~ LBGE, ThermaPen
    I love to eat...sue me!
  • QDudeQDude Posts: 666
    Was the concrete top sanded, polished, and sealed?

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • I am now officially "dating" concrete counter tops and outside kitchen.  I'll get my jar out to save up.
  • Awesome, really like the tabletop!
    MM & XL BGE, Bay Area CA
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