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Large Egg Table

a sticka stick Posts: 69
edited 2:59AM in EggHead Forum
I'm building a table for my new large Egg. The plans on the site here call for a 21" diameter circle for the egg to fit in. Has anyone building their table found a need to increase or decrease that size?[p]Brined and beer-butted a chicken for 4 hours at 275 with Jack Daniel's chips, life is good.[p]A.Stick

Comments

  • A Stick,
    I made my hole 21" for the large egg and have scorched the edges of the wood. 21" is plenty big for the physical aspects of putting the egg into a hole, but I think another inch wouldn't hurt as far as keeping the wood from scorching.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,221
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    <p />A Stick,
    As you can see by the photo mine is close trimed. I used the recommended measurements but then I was disappointed that the big gap allowed rain to enter my BBQ Center. My frame is made out of cedar and the top is porcelain tile and even thought the Egg is virtually up against the wood I have not had a problem with scorching. One of these days I plan to stuff some water/heat proof gasket material around the open edge to keep the water out. Got to find the material first.
    Another thing, my Egg sits on the little ceramic feet that sit directly on the cedar base 2 X 4's. No problem scorching there either, and yes, I do take my Egg up to as high as 800 degrees.

  • a sticka stick Posts: 69
    Gentlemen - Thank you both for your input and replying so quickly.
  • ZipZip Posts: 372
    The Naked Whiz,[p]I have experienced the same concerning the scorching, but frequently use the egg for breads like batches of pita and pizzas at very high temps. If you are not cooking at nuclear temps for extended periods of time, it probably will not be a problem for you. [p]Ashley
  • BigsmokeBigsmoke Posts: 30
    A Stick,[p]I just constructed my BGE table using the spacing dimensions b/t the top and bottom shelf, and for the hole. Be careful if you have the new type hinges. I followed the instructions and still couldn't fully open my Egg. I had to put another stone under it just to get it high enough. I used 1x6's for the shelving, rounded off the edges, and 2x4's for support and the legs. Good luck.

  • JulieJulie Posts: 133
    Bigsmoke,
    With the new Spring Assisted Band you need to either use a patio stone along with the feet that come with your BGE or shorten the distance 2 inches between the bottom boards and the top boards. Have had customers successful with both of these methods.
    Julie

  • BigsmokeBigsmoke Posts: 30
    Julie,[p]10-4, I just figured that out a little late. No big deal, it just seems like every time I do something, it ends up *&%#'ed up. It cooks just as well though.[p]Good Egg to You.

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