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Sorry for the poor photo quality. Between the CF lights and the camera phone, these shots are fairly bad. There is a lot of glare and the color of the granite and table finish is off a bit.... Sorry!
The table is incredibly "over-built". Mostly 2x6 with some 2x4 and 4x4 construction (all cedar). With the granite pieces in place, it weights a TON. (The slabs themselves must have weighed 70 lbs apiece) And this is even before the 205 lb XL EGG that is being delivered on Wednesday. :)
The color of the granite is a marbled brown on top and a flecked marbled black on the bottom. Matching slabs would have been nice, but considering that I picked up the pieces for $25 each as remnants (no cutting necessary), it worked out well. I actually think the slightly different colors look great as they sit.
The EGG will rest on a pad of 18 firebricks that are inlayed into the mid level. There will be a bit more firebrick coverage towards the front of the table in case some hot ash or coals escape.
I used Pittsburgh paints "Ultra" oil based UV protectant finish/waterproofer to seal the cedar. I didn't want any colorant as I just wanted the cedar's natural grain to "pop". I may have to recoat every few years, but I shouldn't have to worry about fading, cracking or peeling.
I'm certainly no carpenter, and this table is far from perfect. But I thought it turned out well, I think it will hold up for a long time and I'm looking forward to seeing what my new EGG can do! :)