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Slightly Different Kind of Table

cuanglercuangler Posts: 22
edited July 2012 in EGG Table Forum
Hey guys, I've been semi-lurking for about a year and a half, which is also about the time that I purchased my egg. I've been without a nest or table for that time as well. Just had the egg chilling on a concrete bench in my back yard while I schemed up a way to build my table. I wish I took pictures along the way, but oh well...

I wanted to have a metal frame because I knew that the Egg was going to last a lifetime, so I want my table to as well. I used 1-1/2 inch metal tubing and built a frame using the naked whiz dimensions as a rough guideline. Welded, grinded, smoothed, primed and painted. I used cypress for the table top. Glued and screwed them together with cross braces underneath out of sight.  Countersunk the screws underneath that hold it to the frame. Sanded and coated with Helmsman Urethane after reading several suggestions on here. My final step was the granite base. I bought a scrap piece off craigslist and had a guy in town trim it to match a cardboard template that I made for him.

No hooks or bottle openers yet... I might try and keep the sleek appearance of it and see how that works out. I would like to add a hanging rack of some sort underneath that I can slide my extra grates and grill extenders into.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Now that the wheels and Egg are in place, its a tad higher than I like. If I ever get a covered outdoor patio, I think I'll take the wheels off, but I try to keep it in the garage for now so that makes things difficult.

All in all, I probably have about $350-$400 into it. It wasn't the cheapest thing in the world and it took some time, but it should give me a lot of mileage.


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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 3,858
    Very nice!!!

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Looks good. Glad you are out of the shadows.
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    nice work 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 25,047
    So nice, I like!  Cultural learnings of table for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan!
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  • brother thats nice
  • That is nice. Cover it up after use.
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,486
    Really like the table- nice work
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  • ZaltydogZaltydog Posts: 86
    That is a sweet table- great job
  • Looks Great! Very nice use of different materials and your skills that made it! :)
  • Hokie_SmokerHokie_Smoker Posts: 653
    Nice job, looks great.

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  • WickedIslandWickedIsland Posts: 153
    Nice work!
  • Thats a good looking table.
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,834
    Beautiful table and nice craftsmanship. 
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  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Nice table!
  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    Very nice work. I'll get around to making a table one of these days.
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  • Very sleek very nice.
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,052
    Beautiful!!!!  I really like the granite.

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