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Table for large egg

edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Any ideas where to buy and/or build a table for a Large Egg with granite or tile top? Any help would work. Thanks.
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  • HerbHerb Posts: 28
    I just finished one, I did modify it a bit to accommodate 2 large eggs. Scroll down a bit and you can see a photo in my post. The whiz plans are very good and well thought out. I would recommend them.
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  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    This is mine. The basic Naked Whiz plan..just made it 6' with granite on top.

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    Kim Youngblood
    (aka vidalia1)
    Lawrenceville, GA
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  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    I love your table, Kim. Most of the granite tiles I've seen come in 12x12" squares...is that what you used, or did you find a supplier that had slightly larger tiles?
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  • ScubadogScubadog Posts: 97
    You should be able to find 18 inch granite tiles at the major suppliers. But I'm thinking that my next table will be granite slab with a cut-out for a new medium BGE. The slab material really isn’t all that expensive. It’s the edge-work that drives up the cost. To get around that, you can frame up your table surface ½ inch wider and ½ inch longer than your slab piece. That’ll leave you a ¼ inch grout line all the way around the perimeter once you trim out. These pics (if I can make it work) of my first table kind-of shows the idea only with tile (since I’m a cheap bastard and these floor tiles are $1.50 a piece). I had decided that my XL would take up too much table space so just went with a full table and no cut-out. The basics of the table design are of course from the wise and noble Naked Whiz. The biggest challenge on the new granite table will be the round cut-out. I’ll probably pony up to get that done. Straight cuts are fairly easy with a diamond blade and a worm drive Skil saw. BTW, if you go with tile, choose porcelain over ceramic as it will hold up better to freezing.

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  • c tredwellc tredwell Posts: 575
    UGA griller--
    hey i'm assuming your'e in Athens, call me, i build tables and pour concrete tops for M, L ,XL eggs. I sell them to a local dealer, but if we get together it will be cheaper for you.

    chris tredwell
    go dawgs
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  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Don't feel bad...I was eyeing some 13" (33 cm) tile for my upcoming table project. It was a bit more than $1.50 per, but not that much. It was ceramic, however...I might need to reconsider based on what you said about freeze resistance.

    Yeah, I've seen the 18" (45 cm) granite, too, but can't make that work unless I make the table >36" deep, too deep to work on, really. I might head back to my granite guy to see what a 2 cm slab would cost me and just bite the bullet.
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  • Scubadog - Why not make the table a little smaller than the granite slab to avoid the edge work and grouting? Much easier to keep clean if it is just a single piece of rock with a hole in it. The piece I had was a freebie but wasn't wide enough for an XL and I would have probably messed up trying to cut a hole in it. But if someone was buying one with a hole, for a few xtra bucks I suspect you could get it wide enough so frame work and grout wouldn't be required - just two centavos.

    Here is my side table for my Egg Table
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  • I'm in Atlanta. Is that a problem?
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  • c tredwellc tredwell Posts: 575
    no problem UGA griller, e-mail me, i can help you with doin' it yo self, or build ya one... anything for a fellow dawg fan.....

    chris tredwell
    go dawgs
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  • ScubadogScubadog Posts: 97
    Good point and nice table!! The only reason I would go with the wood trim is to avoid the cost of the polished edgework on the granite.
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  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    I got my 12 x 12 tiles at Home Depot. They worked out great and were cheap. Less than $3 per tile.

    Kim Youngblood
    (aka vidalia1)
    Lawrenceville, GA
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  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    I got my 12 x 12 tiles at Home Depot. They worked out great and were cheap. Less than $3 per tile.

    Kim Youngblood
    (aka vidalia1)
    Lawrenceville, GA
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