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  • Thanks for the suggestions. I like your last suggestion the best :cheer:
  • Agree with the concrete backer board. On the other hand (regarding the size of the tile) if you use 12X12" or even 16X16" tiles, it's considerably less work and less grout to deal with (grout will stain and crack regardless of how well you seal it)…
  • Awesome pix. I too recently did my first ever butt and used the Elder Ward method. I put mine on New Years eve. after the midnight festivities so we were ready to eat about game time on New Year's day :cheer: I think we'll just make that a traditio…
  • Awesome pix. I too recently did my first ever butt and used the Elder Ward method. I put mine on New Years eve. after the midnight festivities so we were ready to eat about game time on New Year's day :cheer: I think we'll just make that a traditio…
  • sorry, my touchpad seems a little sensitive!! :ohmy:
  • I didn't read all the posts below your original questions, I appologize if this is redundant. My dealer will not sell an egg he or one of his staff doesn't assemble. He doesn't charge for assembly, but tells me he wants to limit episodes of dissat…
  • I didn't read all the posts below your original questions, I appologize if this is redundant. My dealer will not sell an egg he or one of his staff doesn't assemble. He doesn't charge for assembly, but tells me he wants to limit episodes of dissat…
  • I didn't read all the posts below your original questions, I appologize if this is redundant. My dealer will not sell an egg he or one of his staff doesn't assemble. He doesn't charge for assembly, but tells me he wants to limit episodes of dissat…
  • Just take your time and do several coats. You'll be happy with the results. Post some pics!
  • Brilliant!!!! I wanted soapstone for our whole kitchen but couldn't sell my wife on the idea. It should be perfect for your plan. The surface can easily be sanded as often as you want to "renew the look" and mineral oil helps, especially outdoors…
  • I would recommend a staining Danish Oil. (i.e. Watco dark walnut, or dark cherry Danish oil) Easy to apply, extremely durable, weatherproof, will never peel or discolor and can be reapplied whenever you want or think it needs it. You can apply wax…
  • Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to it!
  • Well done! You'll really enjoy cooking even more for years to come.
  • That's a work of art.
  • Can't buy eggcessories (or experiences) like that! Awesome story, well told.
  • Glad to see this discussion. I'm relatively new at this too. I just happened to have a PC stone and decided I'd try it rather than pay $40 for a BGE or other stone. So far it hasn't broken (maybe 8-10 tries), but I let it heat up slowly with the …
  • You really have a great looking table! Don't you think it was worth the work? I'm still a big fan of the oil, but done properly and with patience the varnish will also look great and should last at least several years.
  • Brilliant indeed! Looks like it was meant to be there :)
  • Sounds like you got it figgerd out! My 2 cents worth is it would be worth the effort to sand and finish it with the oil. It will look great and you won't be worrying about the health issue.
  • I think that would make a great table top! It would be nice to know if it was made to actually be used as a kitchen counter or for actual cutting and wet use. If so, you could assume it was made with waterproof wood glue. (most wood glue used for…
  • I agree with Celeste above. You will have to sand off the varnish or what's left of it and the black spots. I also would recommend the Danish oil, with or without the wax. The Danish oil is super easy, extremely durable, looks beautiful and can b…
  • Don't be ashamed to look at Cutco. They have a great guarantee, they will sharpen your knives free for life, and the quality is high. Some people pooh pooh them because of how they're sold (like vacum cleaners with an in-home demo) I use mine ever…
  • Isn't this forum the best? All ya' gotta' do is ask!!! If you want to please adults as well, try fajitas - steak and/or chicken. My kids loved them the first time they tried them (in a restaurant) at about age 6 and they now are their first choic…
  • I used a combination of cypress and cedar. Both are naturally weather and insect resistant and both reasonably priced. Cedar is available everywhere including big box stores, in many different dimensions, shapes and sizes. Cypress, depending on w…
  • No, I'm sorry. I started with the dimensions given on the BGE site for a large. (The critical dims. are the height of the shelf and table and the diam. of the hole.) I really kind of built it as I went. A few people have asked, so I will try to …
  • I used a cover designed for an air conditioner for a while until I built a table. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes.
  • I agree about the "marine" clearcoat. Penetrating oil finishes like Watco Danish oil or tung oil do not peel, fade or become discolored with exposure to UV light. All shellacs and varnishes do, including polyurethane. In addition, all shellacs an…
  • I understand. The BGE brand covers are apparently ventilated. That way they allow some breathing and don't hold humidity and allow mold/mildew to grow. I realize how much of a problem that can be in Georgia!! I am fortunate enough to have a she…
  • Thanks for the comments! I have fire bricks (split ones) under the egg. The bricks fit snuggly in the platform you can see in the open end of the table. They could be easily replaced if they crack or become stained/discolored, and yes, it would b…
  • Good ol' Sam! He's got it all!