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First day of construction

Here is a progress picture after day 1. I'll stop back to this thread occasionally with some updates.

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  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63

    Built from treated lumber. I will use stone verneer on the front and hardi-plank siding on the sides and back. Building it to match the house.

    The area for the egg is some scrap timber tech composite decking I had left over from my recent deck overhaul. I will use the same composite to cover the inside of the cabinet area.

    It is on casters, but I don't plan on moving it very often...its very heavy.

  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 4,516
    Looking good Carl. Keep the pics coming!

    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 3,837
    Looks pretty heavy duty. Can't wait to see the next day and finished product.
    XL, WSM, Little Kahuna, Coleman RoadTrip Gas Grill

    Kansas City, Mo.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,516
    @HAWKCARL‌ estimated weight w/out egg? Would guess hellava heavy ;-). Did you use plans or design yourself? Keep the pic updates flowing. Sounds like a fun project.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    That baby looks solid! What the top goin to be ?
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    I have no idea how to estimate the weight other than just classifying it as HEAVY. The weight isn't really a concern, I originally planned on a stationary outdoor kitchen style but decided on the casters last minute. It won't get moved much, but having the option to move it will be nice. I didn't follow any plan, but I had a very good idea of what I wanted. I'm going to try to make my own concrete countertop, if that doesn't work I'll go with granite. I only really have time to work on it on Saturdays, and this Saturday is a charity golf outing so I probably won't touch it again until the 17th. I'll bump the thread with new pictures then.
  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    Got another day of work in today. Ready for the countertop and stone verneer.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,420
  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 3,837
    Nice HAWKCARL. Did you use concrete board? Its kind of what I'm thinking of doing.
    XL, WSM, Little Kahuna, Coleman RoadTrip Gas Grill

    Kansas City, Mo.
  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    It has durock on the front as I am putting stone verneer there. The sides are osb as I will cover them with hardiplank siding to match the house.
  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    Put the egg in it today just to see how things fit.
  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    Put the stone on the front. Going to fill the joints tomorrow or Monday.
  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    Filled the joints today. Weather permitting I'll put the siding on the sides and maybe paint the trim tomorrow.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,516
    Liking how it's all coming together for you! Looks great!
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63

    Got the joints filled and the siding on the sides. Just need to caulk the siding, fill the trim, build a drawer for inside the cabinet and a cabinet door, and or course paint....then figure out the countertop.

    Beautiful weather Monday though, so I couldn't resist firing it up.

     

     

     

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  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    Installed the drawer today. image
  • FockerFocker Posts: 3,423

    Nice work!!

    So close. 

    Now get after it!!

    Brandon
    Quad Cities

  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,932
    Very nice looking
    Greensboro, NC
  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    Got some painting dont yesterday before the storms came through. Granite was measured yesterday too, hopefully it'll get cut and delivered before the weekend. 
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,862

    Nice looking!  Well done!

    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • LLambethLLambeth Posts: 36
    I'm curious why you left the egg sitting up so high?
  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    LLambeth said:
    I'm curious why you left the egg sitting up so high?

    I based my design off of the Big Green Egg website plans. It calls for the egg to sit 15" below the top of the countertop. I believe the reason for this is 2 part. 1) The hinge will not interfere with the countertop, so its a circle hole and doesn't have to have a rectangle slot for the hinge. 2) I think with the 15" drop, the countertop will be almost even with the fire ring, which will help with heat transfer from the egg to the countertop since it will be doubly thick there.
  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    Put the granite on tonight. Now just need to make a cabinet door and do some minor touch ups. Getting closer.
  • MJGMJG Posts: 350
    Beautiful. Enjoy!
    Large Big Green Egg in a nest. North Shore of Boston.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,516
    Daaaamn! Bea uti ful! =D>
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • SGHSGH Posts: 21,350
    @HAWKCARL‌
    Magnificent job sir!! Absolutely beautiful. You have talent my friend. You should be very proud if that. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
  • pescadorzihpescadorzih Posts: 717
    Looks good!
    SE PA
    XL, Mini max
  • SJ21XDCSJ21XDC Posts: 235
    Well done! =D>

    XL & Mini-Max

    Chattanooga, TN

  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Very nice!

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • HAWKCARLHAWKCARL Posts: 63
    DONE!! Just gotta figure out a cover for it now.
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