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Finally Done...

OMG EggsOMG Eggs Posts: 118
edited 12:08PM in EGG Table Forum
I finished my table this weekend and loaded up the egg. The wood is fir and the counter is concrete with some black coloring added.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the result. I think if I were to change anything, I'd go with 4 or 5 inch caster wheels rather than 3 inch. I'm at about 50% of the caster weight capacity so they're fine, but I think it'd be easier to move with 4 or 5 inch wheels.

Of course, I still need to add a bottle opener, some type of handle, some hooks and maybe something to hold the plate setter below the countertop.

FinalEggTable.jpg

Comments

  • Very nice job. Table looks great :)
  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    Looks good. How hard is it to do concrete tops?
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • I suppose it depends on what is expected for the end product. I thought it was relatively easy to get a decent counter, but if this was going in the house, I would have had a higher bar to meet.

    When I initially removed the form, there were a bunch of tiny bubbles (Kink) in the surface that I had to fill in with cement, it took a while and was a pain, but it looks fine. I think next time I'll practice with some small 1x1 forms to work out the tricks.

    Definitly a doable DIY project.
  • Looks great, I like the top. Can you post any pictures of formed up top before concrete?

    Clark
  • Very nice looking!!! I like the top....very practical AND it looks nice. What did you use to seal the top?
  • Nice.....how did you make the concrete top? Did you have a mold and how did you secure it to the table.
  • I didn't remember to take any pictures of the form. ;)

    To build the forms, I ripped 1 1/2in strips of melamine covered particle board, screwed it into a larger melamine base and calked the corners and gave it a light spray of WD-40 to make sure it released easy. Then I just cut a piece of foam insulation for the egg knockout circle (had to wrap the edge in tape to keep it from sticking).

    To secure it to the cart, i did two things - first, I pluged some dowels into the underside of the concrete and drilled corrisponding holes in the table legs. Second, I used a solid dose of liquid nails for concrete blocks all around the top of the cart frame.

    Anyway, their are tons of great resources all over the internet. My main source was this Fu Tung Cheng guy, but I didn't buy any of his offical stuff. Here's a link to one of his videos. I tried to get his book at the Library (the place where the hobo's read the newspaper), but it's always checked out.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1UXrYPU5Xo
  • Good job. That is one beautiful table. I am not a handy man so I decided it best to go with the basic cypress table.
  • What was the final thickness of the concrete? Did you include any kind of rebar?
  • Yeah, I used soem rebar. The thickness is 1.5 inches.
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