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New Guy With XL Egg and Table

Ok so here's my back story... I've wanted a BGE for years and years, but I had a great charcoal grill and a vertical smoker that were still in good condition. Finally this was the year that my trusty old reliable grill rusted to the point of no return. I turned 35 at the end of April, and my wife went and got me the XL and a bunch of other gadgets to go with it for my birthday. She's a real keeper ;) It took a few days to figure out the direction I wanted to go with my table, and using some of the very basic measurements from this site and incorporating my own wants into the design, here is what I came up with. It is considerably larger than the cypress Egg table, mine comes in at 36"x60". I'm still trying to figure out a way to incorporate the umbrella mount onto the table, I need to find some hooks for my tools, and I have to get a bottle opener with a catch can, but for the most part it's done. 

Here is the basic framing, treated pine and cedar. The wheels are a little puny, they've been replaced already
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I stopped fighting my inner demons. We're on the same side now.
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  • I can't figure out how to get multiple pics on one post so I'll just spread it out

    Put 1/2" cement board on top and got my hole cut. Had to make sure the size was right before I went any further. 


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  • Laid down some slate and got it grouted in

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  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    Looks very good.  Congrats on the birthday gift and yep, she's a keeper.

    Now get to cooking some good food on that egg so she says the same thing about you. :-)

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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    I especially like that you allocated a spot for a cold beer!
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  • that_dude_Davethat_dude_Dave Posts: 34
    edited May 2013
    Wrapped the edges and started cooking! I didn't want to wait any longer to use it so the pics here don't show it completely sealed, it is now though. 

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 661
    Looks good. Welcome and hope you enjoy your egg!

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • that_dude_Davethat_dude_Dave Posts: 34
    edited May 2013
    CharlieTN said:
    Looks very good.  Congrats on the birthday gift and yep, she's a keeper.

    Now get to cooking some good food on that egg so she says the same thing about you. :-)

    so far I've smoked a turkey, made steaks a couple times, smoked a 10 pound pork loin, and baked a pulled pork pizza with pork from the smoked loin


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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Awesome looking table and good looking cooks! Welcome Dave!
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • I also made the table much taller than the BGE one, I think my table height is at 38" which works well from me since I'm 6'2. 32" just wasn't gonna cut it



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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,875
    Very nice man! Table looks amazing. Welcome to the madness. 


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  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    Very good looking cooks.  Bet she'll keep you around.  LOL

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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 598
    Welcome. Yes wife is a keeper. Great looking table and food also.

    XLBGE, LBGE growing accessories.

    Want: Ceramicgrillworks 2 tier large, Dutch oven, Cyber Q Wifi

    Grenada, MS

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  • cajunrphcajunrph Posts: 44
    Great ideas again. Great table and over lucky guy to have such a thoughtful wife. 
    LBGE, 
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    West Columbia, Tx
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,384
    I really like that. Welcome and congrats on the xl.



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  • Randy1Randy1 Posts: 360
    Great work!
    Benton,Arkansas
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,856
    Welcome. I have the same lodge pizza pan but use it as a griddle and place my skillet on top as a grease guard.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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