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My Custom LBGE Table


Loosely based on the design here:

http://50.115.35.242/projects/70023


I work with a guy that does custom cabinets and recruited him to help me build my table.  

100% Western Red Cedar.

1.5" angle iron support for the Egg

Recessed paver for the Egg to sit on

Flush mounted 22"x24" granite remnant ($10 on craigslist!)


No casters, I don't plan to move it.


I had to double the pavers because the hinge just touches the table.  I'll either cut out an area for the hinge or built a 1/2" spacer on top of the angle iron, under the paver to raise it enough for the hinge to clear.  

I need to get some mulch today to put under and around it.  






Comments

  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,953
    Looks great- nice job
    Greensboro, NC
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,628
    Very nice. I really like the exposed granite edge. Are you going to stain/seal it or just allow it to weather?
  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Great job

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

  • bcranbcran Posts: 37
    Very nice. I really like the exposed granite edge. Are you going to stain/seal it or just allow it to weather?
    Planning on allowing it to weather.  Having a cover made for it also.  Protect it from some rain and Iowa winters...
  • bcranbcran Posts: 37
    Just a quick update.  Decided to go ahead and put a coat of Thompson's clear water sealer on it.  It really brought out the grain and knots.  I'm very happy with how it turned out!
  • Looks great.
    LBGE- Atlanta, LBGE and SBGE- Ellijay, GA
  • HankyorkeHankyorke Posts: 146
    Very nice. Almost exactly what I want, did you use any plans?

    LBGE

    BTFU!

  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 580
    edited August 2013
    If you put a notch in back for the hinge to drop down, you will be able to lower the egg some.
  • I'm originally from Iowa. Where abouts?

    GO BLUE!

    Springfield, Va

  • bcranbcran Posts: 37

    I'm originally from Iowa. Where abouts?

    I'm in Ames!
  • bcranbcran Posts: 37
    Hankyorke said:
    Very nice. Almost exactly what I want, did you use any plans?
    Not really, just the style linked above.  We started with rough dimensions and went from there.  
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,508
    Very nice. I really like the exposed granite edge. 
     
    Me too!  What kind of top is on your Egg?  
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,256
    The table looks even better after staining. Nice work! The cover is a good idea - I lived in Iowa City for a few years and know what those IA winters are like. Where are you getting the cover made from?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • bcranbcran Posts: 37

    caliking said:
    The table looks even better after staining. Nice work! The cover is a good idea - I lived in Iowa City for a few years and know what those IA winters are like. Where are you getting the cover made from?

    These guys are in my hometown and will custom make a cover for anything:

    http://www.syntexindustries.com/



  • bcranbcran Posts: 37
    edited August 2013
    Botch said:
    Very nice. I really like the exposed granite edge. 
     
    Me too!  What kind of top is on your Egg?  


    I assume you are talking about the stainless cap?


    http://eggware.net/


    I love it!  Keeps the rain out, easy adjustment, won't move when you open the dome, won't fall off and break if you open the dome too fast...the list goes on!


  • HankyorkeHankyorke Posts: 146
    Eggware toppers rock

    LBGE

    BTFU!

  • bcranbcran Posts: 37

    Another update on the paver.  I ended up finding a 3/4" thick piece of black delrin (melting temps is well over 350 degrees) at work that I cut to to fit the 1" recess.  This raised the 1 1/4" paver just enough for the hinge to clear.  Its a nice stable base that retains the look of a recessed paver.  


    Also, finally mulched!

  • Very nice! Enjoy.
    -The Goat
    Marietta, GA
    XL BGE

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