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My cedar and granite tile egg table (pic heavy)

HiitesHiites Posts: 26
edited 3:51PM in EGG Table Forum
I just finished my egg table and wanted to share some pictures of the process. It wasn't without set backs but more on that later.
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Pieces cut and beginning the assembly.
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Frame assembled.
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Set the frame in for the paver stone and the cleats are on for the shelf boards.
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Bottom shelf in and getting a look at the stainless steel screws.
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Another view of the bottom shelf and the paver stone in place.
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Frame is stained with Cabot Timber Oil.
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The plywood and backerboard is on and cut out to accept the egg. Just need to tile it. I wanted to curve the ends so I had to figure out how to cut curves on granite tile. I bought an ARCUS tile blade for a circular saw that was supposed to be able to cut curves in tile and concrete. Awesome product. Look them up online and check them out if you think you will ever need to cut curves in tile. My only complaint with it is it won't fit all circular saws. I own 3 circular saws and it wouldnt fit any of them. I borrowed an old, beat up saw from my neighbor and it fit that one, thank goodness. Next is a picture of my redneck, curve cutting rig. It's hard to see but I got some "Rainbird" irrigation fittings from Lowes and rigged a system to keep water on the blade to extend the life of the blade and to keep dust down.
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The tile is on and ready to grout.
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Finished table. This was the first time I had ever used epoxy grout and I was pretty pleased with it. There is a wide variety on color selection so you can get close to your tile color and it sets up in just a matter of hours.
So what was the set back? I had carefully measured during the set up to get 15" of clearance from the bottome shelf to the table top....top of the frame that is.....I didn't take into account that 3/4" plywood plus 3/8" backerboard and 3/8" tile was going to make that measurement 16 1/2" from the bottom shelf to the table top. That's not enough to allow the hinge to clear the top when the egg is opened. Sooooooo, I had to put a bottle jack under each end and take out all of the screws that held the bottom shelf to the legs (as shown in the fourth picture), then I jacked the bottom shelf up 1 1/2" and then reattached it to the legs. I didn't even have to take the egg out. :cheer: It ended up not being as big of a deal as I thought it would be. I look forward cooking on it.

Comments

  • fonemanfoneman Posts: 104
    That is really nice looking! I like your rig for cutting the tile!!

    john
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Very nice job.
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Creative thinking went into your table. Nice work with the granite!
  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    Beautiful work. Did you use a table saw at all? I would like to make one and I think have all the necessary tools. But i don't have a table saw. I got a hella deal on a Dewalt dw715 (12" miter) and I have a circular saw, and drills. Any other tools you would recommend?
  • HiitesHiites Posts: 26
    Thanks for the compliments. Aaron, I didn't use a tablesaw at all. It was all with a circular saw, radial arm saw (but a miter saw would work just as well) and a drill. You shouldn't need any other tools but a few clamps will come in handy to use as an extra set of hands, if you are building it by yourself.
  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    Awesome. I have everything I need then minus the lumber.
  • Nice table
  • Good job, buddy!! I'm going to have to step up to the plate one of these days. You are making me look bad!

    Bruce
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