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greendeangreendean Posts: 50
edited 10:29PM in EggHead Forum
I am planning on building a table for my bge. I am thinking of using composite lumber for the ttop. Any thoughts on this?

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  • FSM-MeatballFSM-Meatball Posts: 215
    2 possible issues-

    You will occasionally set hot or warm items down on the table. Composite would be likely to melt. If you have some tiles or a cutting board you should be fine. I would also be concerned about how close the hole is to the edge of the egg. While the outside doesn't get too hot, it can be over 100.

    I have found that my composite decking seems to absorb oily and greasy substances and stain. I would be worry about setting a greasy utensil down and staining the top.

    I used normal wood decking planks with stain and poly on my table.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,915
    welcome aboard, man - I'm not being disrespectful, but there is one heck of a lot of shared knowledge about table construction over here on this other BGE forum section that you might want to check out. OK, buddy?
    http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&Itemid=112&func=showcat&catid=13
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,234
    No big deal asking here. We get alot more OT questions about cleaning stains and stuff on this side of the forum.
  • LitLit Posts: 6,856
    The outside of the egg can get really hot. My first table I didn't leave enough space between the egg and the hole in the table and the table caught fire and that was pressure treated wood. Not sure I would try composite wood.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,915
    :laugh: sorry I p*ssed you off, big boy. :laugh:

    BTW I also sent you an email explaining some things, if you care to read it.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • tacodawgtacodawg Posts: 335
    I am in the lumber business and my suggestion is a definite no. The first time you put something hot down it will be ruined. The clearance of the hole is also an issue. Just my 2 cents.
  • asianflavaasianflava Posts: 313
    FSM-Meatball wrote:
    I have found that my composite decking seems to absorb oily and greasy substances and stain. I would be worry about setting a greasy utensil down and staining the top.

    +1 This house had it installed when we bought it. I pulled a drip pan out of the egg one time and spilled some juice/grease. I tried pressure washing the stain out but no luck.

    I have a gap between the egg and table, but it still got slightly scorched when I did a high temp burn. Dunno what would happen if it was composite.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,909
    Wow, I've been hanging out on this forum for over a year and I didn't even know there was an "Egg Table forum". :ohmy:
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,234
    Didn't pi*s me off but what makes you have to tell someone to use the table forum when you don't use the OT forum?
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,915
    It was a HELPFUL suggestion - not a criticism - I hope he took it that way whether you did or not.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    The table forum has alot of great pics of what other folks have done. It's a great place to start for him.

    Personally I would never use trex or what have you for my egg table. I'd rather have it tiled. Mine is only wood right now, but I do have tile sitting around to use for a table. May just want to start from scratch.

    Good luck.
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,234
    I could care less about you posting about a OT stain on your shirt. Had to poke fun of comment you made about him using the main board. Just kind of funny I thought. Not trying to make it a issue. Just relax and grab a beer.
  • ric3677ric3677 Posts: 278
    Just food for thought. I went to a Granite fabricator and picked out a small leftover from a kitchen job and had him cut it and make the hole. Laid in on some 2x4's for support. Easy to clean and looks nice too.

    Rick in MT
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    How much did he charge you for the piece of granite? I need a small piece to replace a coffee table top and a retailer wanted way too much to cut and shape a piece. I'm talking about maybe 24" by 48"

    Thanks!
    The Naked Whiz
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Composite is a very poor choice for any type of furniture, don't use it B) B)
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