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Stainless steel table recommendation for our first two eggs

TDog78TDog78 Posts: 4
edited August 2011 in EGG Table Forum
Hello all, we just picked up a Large and Medium Green egg a couple days ago and have been going back and forth with many hours of reading on tables materials etc.. to come to the conclusion that we want to go the route of stainless steel but are having a difficult time finding many options and wanted to know if you have any suggestions for places to look. I am ok with getting two units but would prefer for one to house both at the same time like the one at Big Green Egg Chicago. It has to be made in America which is what kept us from buying an egg for so many months to begin with but we just kept coming back to them and plus we got a pretty good deal on the brand new ones to boot. I have the tools and skills to build my own out of wood but I am tired of fighting the elements with outdoor items no matter if it is cypress, white oak, teak, etc.....it is just one more thing to add to the list to maintain. Any leads...Thanks
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  • BarManBeanBarManBean Posts: 129
    Where are you located?  Might be worth looking through some of the pics on naked whiz's site and contact the people individually.  I've seem some eggers who have found custom fabricators to do SS tables for them and they looked amazing.

    Good luck.
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  • TDog78TDog78 Posts: 4
    I am in CO and have been calling around town to the local fabricators with little promise as it is either too expensive for what it is or they are not interested in the work ( find that hard to believe in this economy) and the one that I found in Chicago that was perfect would be 850.00 for shipping YIKES.
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    edited August 2011
    TDog,

    Send me an email at mrbowhunr@cox.net and I will send you the information on the company that built mine.  They are in Hannibal, MO and truck freight to Omaha was around $70.00.  They build several different configurations, including a lg/md style.

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • TDog78TDog78 Posts: 4
    On its way, thanks a bunch!
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  • ForniaFornia Posts: 451
    Have you checked out the offerings from Southern Specialties Outdoor?

    They've got wonderful, made in the USA tables. We just used ours for the first time at a kcbs contest this weekend....solid as a rock and has wonderful functionality.

    If I can help more, just send me a PM!
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    edited August 2011
    Wow!!  I just looked at the Southern Specialties site.  Nice tables, but waaaaaay overpriced.  I bought my 304 stainless table last year for less than half the cost of theirs.

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    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 337
    The Southern has a 26 page assembly as well. Get a freight quote also, they over charge on that also. Gauge is lighter also.
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  • YetiBobYetiBob Posts: 60
    I got this one from a local restuarant supply company for less than 150.00. I cut the hole in the top and reinforced the lower shelf with three aluminium channels from the underside. All in all less than 200.00 for a nice stainless table. Mine is 30 x 60". Actual photo coming soon
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    In Maryland
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  • Stainless steel is not maintenance free regardless as to whether it is 304. It can develope surface rust and pitting. Easier to maintain than wood though.
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  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 663
    Bowhunr/Mike,

    can you post the info here for everyone to investigate?
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    I would be glad to but wouldn't the forum consider that as advertising?  I thought that was against the forum rules.

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,042
    I would be glad to but wouldn't the forum consider that as advertising?  I thought that was against the forum rules.

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I would hope not.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    edited September 2011
    Well I guess we'll see.  Here it is.

    Mid-America Equipment
    1-217-653-0654
    Ask for Tim

    Mike
    Omaha, NE



    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 337
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    Guys I have posted a new phone number for Tim.  The new number will get you right to him.

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • Very nice table indeed!!! :)
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  • BYCBYC Posts: 358
    Does that owl keep the woodies away? :)  Nice table Mike!
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    Well look who's here.  The owl mainly keeps the doves from leaving their little gifts all over the deck and everything on it.

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 337
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  • SnorkSnork Posts: 15
    For what its worth, I bought a table at a restaurant supply store and cut the hole in it myself.  Used the stainless racking and a concrete paver to make up the base.  It came with wheels and is by far much stronger than I could have ever made out of wood.  Look on craigslist and such places, with this economy, restaurants and coffee shops are coming and going all the time.  They are not totally maintenance free, but even neglected, will outlast a wood table any day. 
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  • BakerManBakerMan Posts: 154
    @ SNORK - What did you use to cut the whole in the stainless?
    BakerMan - Purcellville, VA "When its smokin' its cookin', when its black its done"
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  • SnorkSnork Posts: 15
    I used a die grinder with a carbide bit. I fastened it to a board, and used the board like a compass. I measured how big a hole I wanted, divide by two, and that is the radius for the circle. Bolt to table top, and cut away. I will try to upload photos later. Simple table, but rolls around deck easily.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,473
    Tdog after 5 years with the 3 eggs I found I did not want them tied down to a table. I like the nests with handles best. Sams has this table for a little over $100 and will get another. This way I feel in control not the table holding the egg.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Fly310Fly310 Posts: 13

    I picked up my new table from Tim last weekend.  It's awesome!  Guys (and girls) this guy is a class act, and builds a GREAT product!  He is easy to work with, and will bend over backward to accommodate you.  If you want something special, ask him and he'll work with you to get it done.  Tim, it was great meeting you, and thank you for a wonderful product!

    Terry

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  • Fly310Fly310 Posts: 13
    And as an added bit of info, if you buy the same table I did (Large Egg), when the side tables are folded down, the cover for the XL Egg fits perfectly over the entire assembly.  I will try to post a picture this evening. 
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    Very nice Fly310!!  I agree, Tim and his guys do a great job on their tables.

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • akafishmnakafishmn Posts: 3

    I also purchased a table from Tim at Mid-America - it arrived last week, just a couple days before my egg was delivered. The table is awesome! So is the egg! Tim is great to work with and I have no buyer's remorse whatsoever. Granted, things were not cheap, but the end result is a unique, high end product that will see years and years of use.

     

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  • Dan4BBQDan4BBQ Posts: 262
    Tim has mine on order.  I'll post when it arrives.
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