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Reclaimed Cypress table

FlobeySoloFlobeySolo Posts: 8
edited October 2012 in EGG Table Forum
Finally got around to posting pics of my table I finished earlier in the year. Seeing the pics of other tables was invaluable, and I was able to come up with a design to make my own.

I utilized reclaimed LA cypress that is close to 100 years old, a chunk of Black Amazon granite from our kitchen island cook top cutout, and a portion of a stainless table. My in-laws were kind enough to purchase the Egg for us as a Christmas gift, and the cypress and stainless came from my father. It was a really fun project (short of the splinters and about a thousand old rusty nails I had to pull, and a few sets of planer knives ruined on those I missed) that enabled me to bring materials together from both my wife's and my family.

Joinery is mortise and tenon, with pocket hole screws and lots of Titebond III, with no visible fasteners. All stainless casters and hooks from McMaster-Carr. Worm holes filled with boat making epoxy, and finished with 5-6 coats of hand rubbed spar urethane.

Enough talk - everyone likes pics so here you go. Hopefully someone can gain an idea or two from mine like those so many I pilfered from others. Cheers.

Comments

  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 575
    nice looking table!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,464
    Beautiful job!  I know that took a lot of work because I made a couple tables out of reclaimed cypress.  I love that stuff.  I actually have two planers - one for rough planing where I don't care as much if I get a chip on the blade, and one for finish planing. 

    These are indispensable if you're building with reclaimed wood:

    http://www.amazon.com/Lumber-Wizard-MD-438-Little-Detector/dp/B0037MI60E/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1350663804&sr=8-7&keywords=nail+metal+detector
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,688
    Nice
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,575
    Looking good!  Nice table, love the choice in wood.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • KingRoverKingRover Posts: 115
    Wow great job. Love the marble.
  • cspearce2cspearce2 Posts: 107
    Great job! Marble is awesome looking.
    Kind Regards...Papa C
    Peachtree City, GA
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  • Very nice, great job of recycling and use of various materials!!! =D>
  • Beautiful table!

    1large BGE and 1 well used mini BGE living in coastal South and North Carolina!
  • CactusCactus Posts: 12
    edited October 2012
    Wo, that is killer! My favorite aspect by far (even though the marble is outstanding) are the "floating bins" to keep the space below them free when using a blower or sweeping to clean the deck -- super smart. Love the table.
  • tmastmas Posts: 28
    How did you attached the rails for the bins? I can see on the right side you can anchor them to the leg posts, but what about the right side?
    XL BGE Katy, TX (otherwise known as Far West Houston)
  • Nice table indeed.  I am getting very very close to wrapping up my reclaimed cypress (pecky sinker) table.  Applied the last of 5 coats of spar varnish on it last night.  I will post pics when I can.

    Geaux Tigers!!

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,464

    Nice table indeed.  I am getting very very close to wrapping up my reclaimed cypress (pecky sinker) table.  Applied the last of 5 coats of spar varnish on it last night.  I will post pics when I can.

    Geaux Tigers!!

    Can't wait to see it!  Hope we beat Bama.  I'm nervous as hell.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Hey gang - thanks for the comments. Sorry I have not been back in a while..@tmas - I simply make L-shaped slides from scrap cypress and attached them to the bottom of the rails with pocket screws. They work really well. 
  • Really nice work
  • great job I love the old school mortis and tenon joint work 
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  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 1,092
    That is one hell of a nice table. Congrats!
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
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