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New stone table in progress, with a pic

BeeferBeefer Posts: 41
edited August 2012 in EGG Table Forum

I can't claim credit for doing the work.  The stone mason doing the work on the house (new build) is doing the table, and the fireplace beside it.  I'm just hoping I didn't mess up the design.  The stone is going to continue up along the fireplace, which will leave me about 5" between the stone of the fireplace and the egg's hole.  Based on my current set up this should be just enough room for the lid to open at the angle I like.  If it's too tight i'll just centre the handle more.  Going to put a couple of wood drawers in the top right quadrant I think.  Might store firewood in the bottom, I've got a space over on the right that is covered where I can keep my egg stuff, including lump.  I'm going to sit the egg on some 1" pieces of firebrick which will be glued with heat resistant glue to the stone.  Doing this to hopefully avoid any heat transfer issues, although that's probably overkill but can't hurt. 

Hole is 21", so my large should fit without touching.  Took the mason a few hours just to do the hole.  No one at the quarry would touch it, they figured they would break the piece.  Once the fireplace is done I'll bring my egg over and cook some stuff up for the guys for Friday happy hours.  None of the guys working on the house understand what's going in the whole, they are mostly Polish or Slovak and haven't been indoctrinated to the Egg yet.

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Comments

  • That looks great. Can't wait to see the end product!
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
  • GK59GK59 Posts: 501

    Nothing wrong with a Polish buider. I speak the truth for I am both.Well 2nd generation heritage in Michigan.

    By the way. Any ideas on how to do a concrete top? How wide at the narrow sides( so it don't crack) and what type of reinforcement? Also how thick?

    Have a great cook this evening! Go Detroit Tigers tonight !

     

    Smitty's Kid's BBQ

    Bay City,MI

  • BeeferBeefer Posts: 41
    Sorry GK59, can't help you with the concrete.  Mine is about 8 inches at the narrowest edge.  3" thick natural stone.  They lifted it up there with a bobcat, too heavy for 6 guys to lift.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,861
    edited August 2012

    That's one serious tabletop.  Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,055
    GK59 said:

    Nothing wrong with a Polish buider. I speak the truth for I am both.Well 2nd generation heritage in Michigan.

    By the way. Any ideas on how to do a concrete top? How wide at the narrow sides( so it don't crack) and what type of reinforcement? Also how thick?

    Have a great cook this evening! Go Detroit Tigers tonight !

     

    My concrete top has about 2" between the edge and the hole. My buddy makes them. He uses fibers in the cement instead of rebar. Very strong. No worries about it cracking. Concrete is a great choice. No maintenance and very durable.

    Mark Annville, PA
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