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It doesn’t get much hotter than the EGG cookin’ in July! Make sure to keep yourself hydrated with a bit of whatever you’re using for the Beer Can Chicken. Ice Cream Sandwiches are also a great way to stay cool. Looking for some great ideas for a summer cook out? Try out a Pimento Cheeseburger or Dr. BBQ’s Spare Rib Surprise. Just don’t be surprised if your neighbors stop by for a quick bite when they smell what you’re cooking!

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  • Jasper
    Hi stripedegg, I saw your corner table pics, very nice! How is the table top holding up? I'm researching a table top for my second table and it'll be a corner table too. I'm in Toronto and the winters here can get very cold and summers very humid so I need something that'll last and keep water out of the drawers and storage underneath. Is yours keeping the weather out? I have access to a woodshop so I'd make the tabletop myself (with help), did you use any special glue since it'll be outdoors? Thanks, Jasper
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    February 2014
    • stripedegg
      stripedegg
      Thanks for the comments. The table top is holding up well. It's made out of cedar, which is the 2nd best wood available for outdoor use, so I don't anticipate any problems. Each strip of wood was glued on both sides, sanded and compressed with a clamp for 48 hours. After that I DID NOT stain it, but I put 5 coats of marine grade varnish on it and it made the wood grain really pop. After sealing it, water has zero chance of getting in. The varnish is UV resistant, but if your top fades at all, sand it and put another coat on it and it'll look brand new
    • stripedegg
      stripedegg
      DO NOT seal the bottom of the butcher block. It cannot be seen, it doesn't need to be sealed and most importantly it's a way for any kind of moisture to escape.
    • Jasper
      Jasper
      Thanks for the tips!
  • Grill Sargent
    Stipedegg,

    The drawers I made from scratch and had planned to use the normal Kreg screw system but I the birch ply I purchased was to thin 7/16" for the lowest setting so, I assembled with woodpeckers right angle jigs (like having a second pair of hands) and outdoor glue and stainless 1.25" air nails. Used 3/4" ply for all the bottoms.
    Grill Sargent
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    August 2013
  • robnybbq
    Striped - Where are you located?  I am in NY and would probably be very expensive to ship anything. 

    I really like your work and the top you made was gorgeous. 

    I do not know how that would fair in the North East with hot humid summers and cold freezing winters/ice.  Plus placing hot grates on the wood or having grease drip on the wood if I placed a grate down after a cook.  Would that work or I am I better going for a solid surface top?

    How much roughly would something 30x60 run?  I do not want the Egg in it - just a cabinet.

    Thanks
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    August 2013
    • stripedegg
      stripedegg
      Funny you should ask that. I'm in Lexington, KY and I'm building a table for a guy in Long Island as we speak. Believe it not the shipping on it wasn't as bad as you might expect. We originally agreed to meet halfway, just outside of Pittsburgh, till I found an LTL shipper that was very reasonable.

      Our weather is just like yours, humid as heck and cold in the winter, so using cedar like I do is the best option. Let's make this easy and straight forward, please call me at (859) 608 - 1530 and let me get some some of your ideas on paper and put a proposal together for you. I can build you a cabinet basically however you want it. Look forward to talking with you. Thanks.
    • robnybbq
      robnybbq
      OK - Just saw this update - The site does messaging differently.

      I'll call you later,