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BBQ Island

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  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    Very nice, I recomend putting the feet back under the Egg.
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,237
    This is a sweet setup. Exactly what what I want to build. I hope you don't mind me saving your photos for reference. If you don't mind me asking, how much did this thing end up costing?
  • Le Oeuf VertLe Oeuf Vert Posts: 512
    WOW! Really nice job. Looks like you will be enjoying cooking a little more. Best of luck with it.
  • leeflashleeflash Posts: 66
    very nice.was the concrete a special mix?
  • Serial GrillerSerial Griller Posts: 1,186
    Very nice, clean design...How's your back doing?? :)
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,031
    Just beautiful!
    Not only great looking and very functional, but I'm thinking how any and all cooks on that will taste.
    You gotta be proud!

    :cheer:
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • Very nice. I want to do something like that when I get my egg next month. Did you use any kind of reinforcement in the concrete countertops & shelves?
  • Double BogeyDouble Bogey Posts: 626
    Very nice. You will have many years of great cooking with that beautiful island.
    Larry
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,858
    Hungry Joe wrote:
    This is a sweet setup. Exactly what I want to build. I hope you don't mind me saving your photos for reference. If you don't mind me asking, how much did this thing end up costing?

    I can give you a pretty good idea:
    10 bags Quikrete countertop mix @ 12.05 = $120.00
    220 bricks @ $1.99 each = $440.00

    Other smaller expenses (can't remember the exact prices):
    20 bags of paver base
    5 tubes of brick glue
    1 4'x8' melamine board
    1 tube black silicone
    1 gallon concrete sealer

    I figure I spent about $600 maybe.

    I had two people come out to the house and give me quotes on the project and they both priced out at over $2000.00! (This included a granite/quartz countertop, bricks & labor).

    The way I look at it, I saved a TON of $$$ doing it myself and this structure is going to be here long after I'm gone!
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,858
    Serial Griller wrote:
    How's your back doing?? :)

    I was hurting for a few days. The bricks are 27 lbs a piece so were talking about 6000 lbs. of bricks. It went something like this: stack the bricks onto the truck at the store, unload them from the truck back at home, one by one - build the structure. I believe I got all 220 bricks in about 5 trips. It was a LONG day.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,858
    no-eggspert wrote:
    Did you use any kind of reinforcement in the concrete countertops & shelves?

    I bent a 10 foot 3/8" piece of rebar into a "U" shape in the section of concrete that goes around the egg.
    No reinforcement in the other 3 sections of concrete.
    The Quikreke countertop mix is suppose to be really strong on its own. We'll see!
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • AWESOME Island you have there. Very nicely done.
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  • tacodawgtacodawg Posts: 335
    Very nice job, never heard of counter top mix. Great design I will keep this in mind not sure if I like the idea of granite outside. This way I could do a colored concrete top. Thanks for sharing.. You should post on the Naked Wiz site.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,858
    tacodawg wrote:
    Very nice job, never heard of counter top mix. Great design I will keep this in mind not sure if I like the idea of granite outside. This way I could do a colored concrete top. Thanks for sharing.. You should post on the Naked Wiz site.

    Yeah, you can't find the countertop mix in stores - at least in my area. But any store that carries the Quikrete brand will order it for you.

    Granite looks great but I priced it out at almost 10x the price that I could make the concrete counterop!!!
    That was a big enough price difference that I started reading everything I could online about how to build your own concrete countertops. There's a lot of step-by-step articles and videos out there. You really don't need any former experience, I didn't know a thing about concrete before I started this project! My neighbor also provided some advice, tools and muscle to the concrete part of the project. Those slabs are heavy!

    Countertop mix:
    http://www.quikrete.com/productlines/countertopmixpro.asp
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Very nice indeed, that has to be one happy Egg not to mention yourself. Hope you had a few cold ones after each step in the construction.

    Then again it look straight so at least you were in control. :laugh: :laugh:

    Great Work,
    Bordello
  • N'awlinsN'awlins Posts: 90
    That's very cool!
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