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BGE Cypress Table Question

HoosierDanHoosierDan Posts: 76
edited 11:01PM in EGG Table Forum
OK, so my wife bought me a large BGE during the Eggfest in Louisville a little over a week ago. We upgraded the nest to the small cypress table. I brought the table home, put on a coat of Olympus Maximum redwood stain (to match my deck). The next day the first coat of stain had dried uneven so I added a second coat. Tomorrow will have been a week and the darn thing is still not fully dry. Any tips, ideas? I plan on adding poly once the stain dries.


  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    With a heavy coat of stain soaked into the soft cypress it will take a longer time to dry. Not much you can do other than let the sun dry it out. Give it time to dry before applying a top coat, very important.

    Congrats on getting an egg! Your going to have a lot of fun. Enjoy! :cheer:
  • Thanks for the info. I'm just too damn anxious to get the egg into its home. I sucked it up and cooked on the egg placed directly on our patio this past Saturday. On the first cook I had fits with regulating the temperature but the ribs, salmon, and corn were a big hit.
  • icemncmthicemncmth Posts: 1,157
    One thing about the Cypress table make sure you buy some washers and use them on the bolts. Otherwise your table will start to lean as the bolts pull.
  • My table came with washers for the bolts. Are you recommending I add addtional washers?
  • Cypress doesn't take stain very well or evenly I should say. I would've tried a wood conditioner first. Did you wipe the excess stain before it dried or did you lay a coat on and let it sit?

    The only other thing I'll add is that regular poly usually isn't a good finish for outdoors. Even with UV stabilizers it has a tendency to yellow and flake.
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