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the throne

ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,625
edited 9:50PM in EggHead Forum
I was on a roll with the hut & the new coffee table, so I figured I’d round out the project sooner rather than later with a cooking helm befitting the area. I’ve always liked the open design of Jay’s & Always Golf’s setups, & basically used those pictures to design this with my mason.

There was also the situation with the old, nasty, rotten wooden window that has always been the backdrop of the large. Quite an eyesore, it had to go. Rather than replacing it with a new, nasty, vinyl window that would still serve no purpose (it is a garage after all), or covering it up & trying to match the stucco, I thought since the egg would still sit directly in front of it in the new table, why not incorporate the window into the table with an artistic & useful design.

That’s the history, here are the pictures:

The old setup:

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The nasty window:

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Just a little rot:

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5 minutes with the proper tool:

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All gone:

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You know what happens next:

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Re-building begins, action shot of fine Irish craftsman, Michael McCullough, slappin the mud:

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Here is the footprint:

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Remember the old wall I knocked down to make way for the hut, it makes a re-cycled return appearance as ‘clean-fill’ support for the base of the new table:

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The base is complete & the interior walls are up:

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All done:

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The new mini home when not in use, it’s nice to have the entire work surface to prep food when cooking on the large, mini pops out only when needed

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Zippy the pig in his throne:

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Finally, a shot for posterity sake:

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happy in the hut
West Chester Pennsylvania
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Comments

  • Egg-N-TinoEgg-N-Tino Posts: 157
    AWESOME pictures and that is a heck of a setup you got going.

    Happy cook'n in the new area.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Oh HELL yes.That was brilliant!!! :whistle: ;)
  • Egg-N-TinoEgg-N-Tino Posts: 157
    AWESOME pictures and that is a heck of a setup you got going.

    Happy cook'n in the new area.
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Very nice Zippy, I like what you did with the window
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Turned out great!
  • Ex-GasmanEx-Gasman Posts: 287
    Your HIRED !!!!!
  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    Wow that came out great! I'm a little envious now. :P
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    Great job, I like all of the indestructable work surface. Will you coat it or stain it to keep the grease from soaking in.
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Looking good Marc! I expect to see some more wild food creations soon!
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    WOW!! you have come a long way baby!! what a great spot!!! I bet you can not wait to kick back and have a cold one and sniff the pizzas puffing away :) very cool Marc!
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Looking good Marc! -RP
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Suweeeet. =)
  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Very cool indeed Marc. I'm envious.

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  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    that is great ,, i'm jealous.. happy eggin in the hut... WHEN i win the lottery that will be my first stop. i am planning a tour [when i win] of shacks huts and the like .. since it is where eggs are kept i am calling it the "ovum tour".. the hut first , then sparky's, on to jl's, then the chicken ranch and end up in beli's pool.

    viverla in buona salute, il mio amico


    bill
  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    The Lord Zippy-pig looking over his kingdom!hahahaha
    Love the look of your new work area-have fun.


    GOOD EATS AND GOOD FRIENDS

    DALE
  • Daaaang man! Thats quite the transformation. Looks great. It added to the looks of the entire hut. :) Just in time to enjoy it for the weekend. :laugh:
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    ........

    ...

    (speechless)
  • Looks like Zippy has a nice new home. :)
  • EggmoramusEggmoramus Posts: 84
    Great slide show! Looks terrific
  • Double BogeyDouble Bogey Posts: 627
    What an improvement. Not only are you an cook with a vivid imagination you are also an accomplished designer. Nice job.
    Larry
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,625
    well thank you Mr. Tino
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,625
    ;)
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,625
    Cpt'n, thanks, that's my favorite part
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,625
    see you tomorrow mang
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,625
    Barry, yea, I cooked on it tonight & had cardboard on it, have to cover it till I seal it, I hope to pick up the stuff this weekend, but you know what, I have a bar inside made out of the identical materials & it'll stain even after sealed, just gonna look at it as part of the charm :laugh:
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,625
    thanks Todd, & you will buddy
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,625
    thanks Julie, & you know me well, already have the beers flowin, & tomorrow we will be throwing a few pies on for the mom-in-law...
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,625
    Adam, thanks, by the way, how is the weather up there these days, been a particularly not tooo hot summer here in SE PA
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,625
    funny you should say that, I actually laid one 'course' of bricks in this monster; I made the mistake of calling it a 'row', & the master mason was quick to point out my error :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,671
    That looks great Marc. So I guess your gonna scrap the emergency mobile keg evacuater (forget the name)? :P
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