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Composite Table?!?!?

tillerman7tillerman7 Posts: 18
edited September 2012 in EGG Table Forum
Sorry to be a Johnny come lately... But I too have been considering building my BGE table out of a composite material.  That being said I wanted to see if anyone had issues with sagging?  It seems that if these decks can hold up hot tubs, that they should be able to hold a BGE.  Thoughts?  The top will be granite, just wanted to know about the weight on the composite...
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,667
    I would use structural composite lumber (SCL) for the structural elements.  The non-structural elements, like the decking, can use non-structural composites such as Trex.
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  • Build with treated. Cover the treated with pvc skirt boards. I have composite, well pvc actually, on the lower shelf of the table.
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • @cortguitarman:

    So, do you have sag issues?
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  • No. The frame is all wood. I build lots of decks with these materials. They can handle any load you're going to throw at them. The load is distributed to the frame. Just keep your supports at a max of 16" on center.
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,667
    cortguitaman knows what he's talking about
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • OK, very cool.  Just wanted to make sure I was on the same page.  Do you have a particular type of composite that you like to use, or is that frowned upon here?
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