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New XL Egg and Concrete Block table

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,909
    That looks amazing!!

    What's the diameter of the egg hole cut out?
    Just a hack that makes some **** BBQ...
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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    One sweet table sir, very nice job. So do you polish the top? I love it. 

    Thanks! I'm going to give it a little buff with some fine sandpaper after I slurry coat it. I don't want a high gloss but smooth.
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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    cazzy said:
    That looks amazing!! What's the diameter of the egg hole cut out?

    Thank you! I think it was 26.5"? Can't remember for sure but I used whatever the dimension is on the BGE website's table plans.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,909
    edited April 2013
    tom_c said:


    cazzy said:

    That looks amazing!!

    What's the diameter of the egg hole cut out?




    Thank you! I think it was 26.5"? Can't remember for sure but I used whatever the dimension is on the BGE website's table plans.

    Yeah, that's the Extra (fail) large spec. In the last pic, it looks small in comparison to your egg on the left. I was worried lol
    Just a hack that makes some **** BBQ...
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  • caneggercanegger Posts: 532
    I wish I had a place to do a setup like that it is looking good
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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    cazzy said:
    cazzy said:
    That looks amazing!! What's the diameter of the egg hole cut out?

    Thank you! I think it was 26.5"? Can't remember for sure but I used whatever the dimension is on the BGE website's table plans.
    Yeah, that's the large spec. In the last pic, it looks small in comparison to your egg on the left. I was worried lol

    You worried me for a sec there! That's the spec for the XL. I just went outside and measured again... It's 26.25" and the egg diameter at the felt is 26.25, so accounting for the ~3" it'll sit above the table top it should be a perfect fit.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,909
    tom_c said:


    cazzy said:

    tom_c said:


    cazzy said:

    That looks amazing!!

    What's the diameter of the egg hole cut out?




    Thank you! I think it was 26.5"? Can't remember for sure but I used whatever the dimension is on the BGE website's table plans.
    Yeah, that's the large spec. In the last pic, it looks small in comparison to your egg on the left. I was worried lol




    You worried me for a sec there! That's the spec for the XL. I just went outside and measured again... It's 26.25" and the egg diameter at the felt is 26.25, so accounting for the ~3" it'll sit above the table top it should be a perfect fit.

    I meant that's the extra large spec...I was agreeing with you. Lmfao sorry Tom!

    Just a hack that makes some **** BBQ...
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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    I meant that's the extra large spec...I was agreeing with you. Lmfao sorry Tom!
    It's all good! Just gave me an excuse to open the egg and smell the remnants of the steaks I did earlier!
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,909
    tom_c said:

    cazzy said:



    I meant that's the extra large spec...I was agreeing with you. Lmfao sorry Tom!

    It's all good! Just gave me an excuse to open the egg and smell the remnants of the steaks I did earlier!

    Cool cool! I really look forward to seeing your egg in it! Great work sir!
    Just a hack that makes some **** BBQ...
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  • Great workmanship. Looks eggcellent!
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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    Move in day!
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  • Greeno55Greeno55 Posts: 495
    Absolutely love it!! Making me reconsider wood. Are you facing it with those tiles?
    LBGE (2012), MiniMax (2014), and too many Eggcessories to list.  - Sudbury, Ontario
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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    Greeno55 said:
    Absolutely love it!! Making me reconsider wood. Are you facing it with those tiles?
    Thanks. Yep, tile is for the front and exposed side. Acid stain and sealing the countertop after smoothing a bit.... in a few weeks after it cures more.
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  • DJKrageDJKrage Posts: 15
    Great looking setup and nice workmanship!
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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    Getting close...
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,706
    tom_c said:
    Getting close...
    Really nice!!  Was always planning on acid staining mine.  Can you give me any details on product and application?  How easy/difficult was it? Thanks.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    I actually ended up using a non-acid stain. I couldn't find anything I liked in less than a gallon size for fifty bucks so I went with this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042XA6GO/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 There is little info about it online, even on the manufacturer's website. That 4oz bottle ends up mixed with 12oz of water to make plenty for two coats on my 7'x3' table. I'm very pleased with the results. All I did was mix in a cleaned out windex bottle and sprayed it on (after covering the egg and other places I didn't want sprayed). I also used a foam brush to work it in a bit and get into the low spots. The sprayer clogged toward the end and I dumped it on and that seemed to work fine, too. It got darker in spots where it pooled for too long but I like the rough, natural look.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,909
    Looks beautiful! Excellent job!!!
    Just a hack that makes some **** BBQ...
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  • dfrelichdfrelich Posts: 59
    Wow. This is what I'm looking for. Did you pull some electrical wiring somewhere there?
    Large BGE
    Frederick County, MD
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  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 467
    Sweet, you should be proud! I would post my bad ass nest but I dont wanna make you jealous.
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    dfrelich said:

    Wow. This is what I'm looking for. Did you pull some electrical wiring somewhere there?

    Nah, light just above it is all the electric I have there. Just inside the door is a wet bar with everything else I need.
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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    Aquacop said:

    Sweet, you should be proud! I would post my bad ass nest but I dont wanna make you jealous.

    Haha! Thanks

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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 2,798
    Hot damn.
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos
    <BR> vote now for surf and turf throwdown!!!!
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  • Looking good Tom. I was thinking of making something similar for myself. What convinced you to use concrete block over Allen Blocks or Pavers?
    2x Kamado Joe Big Joes + Cyber Q Wifi + Themapen - Pizza Steel + BGE Paella Pan + BGE Ash Tools + Woo2 + Open Bar Fire Ring
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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    edited April 2014

    Looking good Tom. I was thinking of making something similar for myself. What convinced you to use concrete block over Allen Blocks or Pavers?

    I couldn't find any pavers or other engineered blocks I liked for what I wanted to spend so I just jumped right to the blocks.

    It really was one of the most fun projects I've done. Can't wait to build another when we move eventually. I've learned a few things from this one and think the next one will need two round holes!


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  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    Oh, and it survived one of the harshest winters we've had in a long time without any cracks so I'm happy about that.
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  • Beautiful! And won't blow away in high wind either :-)
    Doug/Jaime in Tucker, GA   Could almost walk to BGE Mothership  LBGE
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 8,336
    That's hurricane safe! Absolutely love this build out. Nicely done!
    LBGE 2012, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
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  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 132
    @tom_c  You knocked this out of the park, very nice!
    Large BGE - McDonald, PA
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