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Finally some shade for my eggs!!! (pics)

lilwootylilwooty Posts: 214
edited January 2014 in Off Topic

Since we moved to this house two years ago, my egg table has been out in the merciless sun and rain.  I finally got around to doing something about it.

Posts up, then beams, rafters, roof panels and wind/privacy screen.  Viola!




Only took me six months to finish.  Now some new patio furniture and we will be good to go.

Living Large and XL



  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,451
    That's gorgeous.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    That's beautiful. I want one.

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

  • I love seeing the under construction photos.

  • Fabulous!
    Large BGE Owner since December of 2013!
    Marietta, GA
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,334
    Very nice! That's a beautiful spot to be egging. 

    Was the concrete patio already in place? Did you have to dig holes through it to erect the posts?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,981
    Does it have a cover? It's awesome.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    If you don't mind me asking, what was the final price tag - looks fantastic! What kind of wood did you use?
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,587
    Very pretty!


    Caledon, ON


  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,267
    Wow... You should be very proud of yourself... That is a beautiful egging and entertaining space :)

  • lilwootylilwooty Posts: 214

    @caliking: Yes the concrete patio was there when we bought the house.  Nice selling point as far as I was concerned.  10 inch diameter holes were cut in the concrete with a diamond core driller for the post locations.

    @henapple: Yes it is rain proof.  I used Suntuf roofing panels to cover the structure.  Chose hunter green panels to match the eggs.  They only let in about 5 percent of the sunlight.

    @Aquacop: All together around 5,000 bucks.  It is Con Heart Redwood with SuperDeck redwood stain applied everywhere.  My wife did most of the staining, bless her heart!

    Living Large and XL

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,587
    Do you get much snow where you live?


    Caledon, ON


  • lilwootylilwooty Posts: 214
    @Little Steven: We don't get any snow here at all.

    Living Large and XL

  • Kinda makes the pricetag of the egg look cheap :) It looks great!

    Southern Indiana
  • lilwooty said:

    @Little Steven: We don't get any snow here at all.


    Awesome looking addition to your home.
    Nowhere Indiana
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,587
    lilwooty said:
    @Little Steven: We don't get any snow here at all.

    Your house looks very similar to mine. We had to rebuild after a fire and I kept the upper windows short so I could throw a roof down overtop. The architect messed up and we needed the house done but I still have designs on doing it.

    My deck is stamped concrete and I have pex tube run in it so it would be heated by the boiler. The plan was to make a greenhouse area with screened windows for the summer.


    Caledon, ON


  • Very nice but I would appreciate it everyone would not post pictures with no snow or below zero until Thursday when the temp here is 20. Thanks in advance.

    XL & waiting for my Mini Max Bloomington MN.
  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 459
    Great job!!! Looks good! Have fun egging!
  • Beautiful.
    LBGE- Atlanta, LBGE and SBGE- Ellijay, GA
  • It'minus 10 in Detroit area. I never complain about heat. My rule is. You can only complain about one. Hot or cold. I complain about col
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,877
    Quite nice.
  • DMWDMW Posts: 7,921
    Very nice setup. A roof for my eggs is at the top of my wish list this year.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer
  • Very nice
  • tjosbornetjosborne Posts: 432
    It'minus 10 in Detroit area. I never complain about heat. My rule is. You can only complain about one. Hot or cold. I complain about col

    Yes for sure. I hate the cold


    Looks nice, your handywork? Great taste in grills and tools, I see the Bostitch there.

    middle of nowhere- G.I. NE
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Beautiful space, nice job!
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • lilwootylilwooty Posts: 214
    @tjosborne Yes  we did it ourselves.  My wife helped me set the posts and did most of the staining and some detail work with the router.  I did the rest.  For a while I didn't think it was ever going to be finished.  We started it back in August and we finished it last week.  Later on I want to install some LED lighting and we need new patio furniture too.  Overall it was fun to do though.  This was the fourth one I have built and at my age, it just may be my last!

    Living Large and XL

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,334
    @lilwooty - thanks for the info. I had a flagstone patio put in over the summer, but held off on building a pergola or cover since we have nice shade from trees over the patio. But that doesn't provide shelter from rain. I may thing about adding cover later on. 

    That's a reeaaalllly nice egging spot. The Big Green Envy is kicking in :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,656
    @lilwooty - a skill-set I don't have.  Congrats on the project-most eggcellent.  Time for some serious BGE time to reap your just rewards!
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • Wow @lilwooty that's a great setup! What part of Michigan are you located in?
  • lilwootylilwooty Posts: 214
    @Browninggold ; Michigan?  I am a Northern California boy.  No snow for me.  And the way it has been going since last year, no rain either!  Salmon fishing is going to be pathetic this year.

    Living Large and XL

  • tcampbelltcampbell Posts: 646
    That's so nice.I got a set up not near that nice going to try and post pics later.
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