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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.  






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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,252
    Looks great- nice job
    Greensboro, NC
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,950
    Very nice. I really like the exposed granite edge. Are you going to stain/seal it or just allow it to weather?
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  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Great job

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

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  • 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...
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  • 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!
    2013-08-26 19.31.38.jpg
    2688 x 1520 - 1M
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  • Looks great.
    LBGE- Atlanta, LBGE and SBGE- Ellijay, GA
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  • HankyorkeHankyorke Posts: 146
    Very nice. Almost exactly what I want, did you use any plans?

    LBGE

    BTFU!

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  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 275
    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.
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  • I'm originally from Iowa. Where abouts?

    GO BLUE!

    Springfield, Va

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  • bcranbcran Posts: 37

    I'm originally from Iowa. Where abouts?

    I'm in Ames!
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  • 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.  
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,814
    Very nice. I really like the exposed granite edge. 
     
    Me too!  What kind of top is on your Egg?  
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    Ogden, Utard.  
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,133
    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.
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  • 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/



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  • 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!


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  • HankyorkeHankyorke Posts: 146
    Eggware toppers rock

    LBGE

    BTFU!

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  • 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!

    2013-08-19 18.17.05.jpg
    3264 x 1952 - 2M
    2013-08-29 18.57.54.jpg
    2688 x 1520 - 1M
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  • Very nice! Enjoy.
    -The Goat
    Marietta, GA
    XL BGE

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