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Cypress Stain _ Sealer

danv23danv23 Posts: 702
edited 4:37PM in EggHead Forum
Hi all

Wife got me a cypress wood table for my Large E, and was wondering if I should treat it as I do my pressure treated deck, i.e. light stain with sealer or if there is something else I should do to preserve it.

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  • I built a cypress table and used spar urethane to seal it. You can see the results below. I've been using it (and also keeping it covered) now for about a year and a half and it's not shown any signs of weathering.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    danv23, I did stain my cypress wood table for my Large and then about four coats of spar not poly. Tim :) ;)

    Note: Sense this picture was taken I have put three feet under my egg and on top of the firebrick. For a heat shield and air gap. Doing so is highly and strongly suggested in order to keep your table from burning up. It can if you don't take certain precautions. Tim ;)
  • It's a groundswell of stain and spar urethane!

  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Pittsburgh Paints markets a clear wood sealer that goes on easy [rag or throw-a-way brush] and will not darken the wood. It has excellent UV protection as well as waterproofing. You can add poly varnish later if you choose, but you don't have to.
    You really don't have to do anything to cypress at all, it is virtually rot proof, but without a sealer it will turn gray pretty quickly if exposed to the weather.
    Hope this helps. :)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, Fl
  • I have a new egg as well. Are you saying I should take the feet that came with the egg and place them under the egg in the nest? I'm a complete newbie so pardon if not getting the terms right....
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    volntitan, No you said nest and you don't need to use the feet if your egg is in the nest.

    Only if you have a table.

    Look at the Jeffersonian's picture. That is a paving stone and three big green egg feet. Use only three feet and place the foot that you don't see in the picture in the back below the hinge and your good to go. Tim ;)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Where are my manners! :ohmy: Welcome to the forum volntitan and danv23! ;) Tim
  • I do have table. I guess I was misusing the word "nest". I know the egg is resting on some kind of stone. I just got it and honestly haven't even had a chance to really look at it since we have been gone since Xmas. So I need to replace the "stone" that came with it with something else? Is there a "mod" guide available to kind of tell you what modifications you should do?
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    volntitan, The guide line is the experience of this forum. We are merely suggesting this based on experience because in the past some have had heat from the base of the egg burn the shelf where the egg sits and that could be a safety hazard. So, we found through experience to use a paving stone on the table shelf and the three feet. When you get around to it see if you have a paving stone under your egg you probably do and if you do carefully put the feet under it. Then you should be alright. In the mean time don't freak out use your egg and enjoy your food that comes off it! :)
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