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My egg finally has a proper perch! - pic

Slap-Yo-MamaSlap-Yo-Mama Posts: 49
edited 1:03AM in EggHead Forum
<p />My egg and I are pleased with how the tables turned out (This is my first attempt at posting a pic so, I hope you can see it). The granite really came out nice. I scored these pieces of granite free when a cabinet guy moved out of my building so I basically built the tables around the granite sizes. I had a shop in Richmond that has a water jet cut the hole for me. I used the center of the cutout for the bottom egg support. It is seriously heavy! I will be firin' it up tomorrow am on two butts for a company party. Thanks to all of you (especially The Naked Whiz) for the table ideas and images.[p]Steve[p]"It's a good thing my Mama ain't here!"


  • BurntRawBurntRaw Posts: 565

  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Very, very sharp![p]Mike

  • BOBFBOBF Posts: 177
    Slap-Yo-Mama[p]I am envious. I hope the one I am building comes out as nice. One thing - I think someone said you still need the little green feet under the egg to allow air circulation to cool the bottom. Any comments out there?
  • BOBF,[p]Yea, The granite got pretty warm the other night and I was only at 350 degrees. I am going to try the trick Fishless suggested - He says I could put the egg on three quarters and this small airspace will keep the temp down on the granite. The granite is pretty thick - about 1 1/4"
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    That is one nice looking table set-up. What kind of wood and finish may I ask????[p]Thanks,

  • BOBFBOBF Posts: 177
    Slap-Yo-Mama,[p]Again man, that is nice.
  • Lawn Ranger,[p]Now I just need some nice bbq tools with custom wood handles:-) I will let the wife calm down first!
  • Bordello,[p]I didn't want to spend too much on it so I just used Pressure treated pine (and alot of sandpaper). The stain is actually the same stain I used on my deck. It is a redwood colored semi-transparent deck stain.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,301
    Very, very nice!!!
    and to keep it that way I still believe you need the green ceramic feet. Here's why - while the 3 quarters will give a tiny amount of space the heat will still move right on through to that beautiful round 1 1/4" thick granite slab underneath and water trapped under the slab and in the wood table will turn to steam. I was a non-believer and sat my large directly on a 2 1/2" thick exposed aggregate concrete thinking the aggregate left ample air space. Well - it didn't and when that stone broke it was like an explosion.

    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...

  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    Slap-Yo-Mama,[p]That is one nice setup. [p]With the two tables, you could have an "L" shaped setup or any way that works best! Most of all, you have flexability![p]Smokey
  • That's very impressive for pt-pine.
  • SirKeatsSirKeats Posts: 159
    Slap-Yo-Mama,[p]Your table(s) is/are awesome!![p]What are the dimensions for the smaller of the two? Because of limited space... that actually looks like about the size I was thinking for mine (that's a large egg no?). Something small like that but nicer (and higher up) than the stock nest.[p]I don't know if I could afford a custom cut granite top (LOL) but I could figure something out!

  • SirKeatsSirKeats Posts: 159
    Actually... if it's not too much trouble... the full dimensions on the smaller of the two tables would be much apprecited (e.g. LxWxH as well as the height of the shelf).[p]Thanks!!

  • SirKeats,[p]I have it drawn in AutoCad at work. I will convert it to an image and send it to you tomorrow.

  • eggnerdeggnerd Posts: 64
    Hi Slap:[p]Extremely nice job on the tables!!!![p]I'm very jealous of your granite slabs! At my local Granite shop prices that looks to be about $800 bucks worth of granite. Again, WELL DONE![p]Eggnerd[p]
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    A step at a time, My Friend. Remember...If Mama's happy,...then everyone's happy. Words to live by.[p]Mike

  • icemncmthicemncmth Posts: 1,157
    Kind of makes my little set up look sad...[p]But ...mine will work for now!

  • SirKeatsSirKeats Posts: 159

  • HighCottonHighCotton Posts: 43
    Can't beat that granite top. Nicely done!
  • SirKeats,[p]I have three drawings for you. I had to convert them to a word document. I can email them to you but I don't see your email address.

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