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Newbie Table help

etomczaketomczak Posts: 9
edited 10:04PM in EGG Table Forum
I know this must get posted 100s of times, but I am about to buy a large egg and have decided that I want a table as well. From the local retailers, I have pinpointed one from Knox Pools in Pompano Beach, FL. It is non pressure treated with a stainless steel top and decent casters on the bottom. I live in South Florida and was wondering what you all recommennd as far as materials, staining/sealing, etc.

Thank you so much for your input and I look forward to being on the forum in the future!



  • I just got my first large BGE and table on Friday. The very helpful man at the hardware store recommended that I use Cabot Stains Australian Timber Oil. I selected the Jarrah Brown for the cedar table and it came out fantastic! It started raining just after I put the table and egg on my deck and I saw that the rain was beading up on the table, just like I hoped. Here is the link to the page for the oil, and if I knew how, I would post some pictures of my table. One can of the oil should be enough, but that depends on how many coats you are going to put on it. Products
  • Here is a picture (I think)from the previous post about the stain.

  • DexDex Posts: 85
    Dont think that you HAVE to stain it. I personally like the natural look of the wood. Here is my table I built with cedar wood and I just sealed it.

  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I prefer cypress as a building material as it is pretty much rot proof. It should be readily available in your area [but not at big box stores].
    I like to use marine polyurethane spar varnish as a finish. It is durable and gives good UV protection.
    There is a pic of one of my tables just a few posts down the page, "Oddball Egg Table", or something like that. That table is not quite one year old, is always outside and never covered. :)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • I agree with not HAVING to stain it. I argued with myself for a long time about "to stain or not to stain". Your table looks great! I love the marble top. I am trying to find a cutting board or something that I can put on mine so that the hot parts don't burn the wood.
  • Thanks guys. I am buying it today or tomorrow found out it is cypress wood and has a stainless steel top. I don't mind the color at all, but had to make a deal that if I was buying 'that big ugly egg' I had to get it to match our furniture! To be honest, the real drive for me to get a table was so that I had a place to fasten my bulldog beer bottle opener!

    Thanks again for the advice...
  • I have to ask if you are from north Georgia. There is a person who teaches where I do with the last name Tomczak.
    Enjoy your table and egg!
  • I have a cousin in Alpharetta (Brian) but he is not a teacher (not to my knowledge at least!)
  • sbmfjsbmfj Posts: 37

    I stained my wood floors with a clear coat (looks kinda like a Royal oak color, golden type color, typical color for a wood floor)and have a ton of stain left. any harm in using this for my egg table (I havent even purchased my egg yet, but have been thinkning about my table)

  • I don't see any harm in it at all. I have seen lots of tables that were done with a clear coat. There is a picture of one in this thread up a bit higher. It took me a long time to decide if I wanted to clear coat mine or stain it darker, I just decided I liked the darker color with the green of the egg.
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