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New Custom Egg Table - Pic Heavy

BKHayes430BKHayes430 Posts: 27
edited 3:29AM in EggHead Forum
My old man and I modified the BGE table specs slightly. We extended the table top by an inch and a half. We found we had plenty of spare room under the BGE cover to extend it as such. We also recessed the paving stone in the second shelf so it is flush with the shelf itself. All edges routed and sanded. The table top has a total of 18 biscuit joints and the casters are three inches each. One coat of stain, two of urethane and there we have it! If anyone wants to plans we used, I can probably email you a PDF.

Here goes my first attempt at uploading pics, so hopefully it works.






  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 2,609
    Thats a work of art! I need to make a table myself. If you don't mind, I could use a set of plans for a table. Thanks
  • CecilCecil Posts: 771
  • wkygrillerwkygriller Posts: 408
    Now that looks awesome. Great craftsmanship. ;)
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,791
    SWEET! - but you still should use the 3 green feet even with a stone!
    Dunlap, IL
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    Awesome table!!
  • Bulldog MomBulldog Mom Posts: 242
    That is a top notch job. Great Work! :laugh:
  • You are right! Since I've taken that picture, I've been advised to your statement. I've made the adjustment. I wouldn't have guessed so, but people say the heat cracks the paving stones! Couldn't believe it, but I've changed it. Thanks for the heads up...
  • azbbguyazbbguy Posts: 191
    Beautiful table. What type of wood did you use?
  • It's made of cypress. It's a bit more expensive (not nearly as much as oak, but more than pine). It also holds up better with it being outside. Cypress is notorious for being durable in the elements. I believe most tables from BGE itself are made of cypress.
  • Jumping JoeJumping Joe Posts: 114
    Nicely that a dark wood or just dark stain?
  • jkinzeljkinzel Posts: 21
    BK, a work of art, it looks beautiful.
    I'm new to the forum, but have been reading them for months and this morning got on line with the intent of looking for information on BGE tables, and here was your post. Talk about timing.
    What size is your Egg?
    I would love a set of plans, I'll send you an email with my email address. Thank you
  • Dark Stain. It's Minwax and the shade is "Gunstock." I urethaned with a clear semi-gloss. The table (made of cypress) originally looked like this:

  • Surely, I've already gotten a couple emails looking for a PDF of the plans. I can send it out to you as soon as I get it! I'm honored to have you consider using our plans. I'll get it to you!
  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    WOW!! Absolutely beautiful table...and the recessed tile is super slick! Congrats on a job well done.
  • egretegret Posts: 4,037
    That's one fine looking table! Obviously well thought out. Results are terrific!

  • ViennaJackViennaJack Posts: 357
    Wow, it's a beauty!
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,676
    beautiful job BK ;)
  • Great looking table. It looks like you have a lot of time invested and some great talent.
  • Thank you for your kind words! Any talent I have, I've learned from my Dad and he is one with the wisdom!
  • tsbradytsbrady Posts: 101
    BK, where did you get you cypress? Having a hard time finding pre cut cypress in North Atlanta. Most places have random widths and you have to plane the pieces beautiful table!
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,356
    What a wonderful table. Beautiful woodworking and finishing. Clink of the snifter glass to many wonderful cookouts
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • Good question...
    We searched and searched also. We ended up at Suwanee Lumber. I see you live in Sugar Hill. Suwanee Lumber is right off 23 (I think). You are correct in that they provide you with random widths. They will however always give you one good edge (one completely straight edge, while the edge opposite would be a bit rough). We had access to a table saw, which allowed us to rip them into the width we desired (3-1/2") using the "one good edge." When you place your order with them, they are going to want to know how many "board feet" you need. I had to do some research on how many I needed and they were very reasonable on their prices.

    Does that help?
  • Thanks! Hook em!
  • sweet ride B)
  • Hi BK,

    Great Work - You certainly have a knack for detail!
  • Beautiful! That table looks like something that would cost $1K in a store.

    I just bought tons of cedar to build my table. Question... how did you get the top to look so straight and smooth? Did you run it through a joiner or a planer (which I don't have)? Or was it just really precise drilling?

    Some of my cedar boards are just slightly off of being straight, and I'm concerned that my top will be uneven with gaps.
  • ranger rayranger ray Posts: 812
    that's too nice!.... especially to leave out side.... excellent job! rr
  • Serial GrillerSerial Griller Posts: 1,186
    Great looking table.
    As RRP said and here's the reason you need the three green feet under your egg.
  • Wow! that table is beautiful. Great job.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Very nice job and welcome to the forum :)
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