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New XL Egg and Concrete Block table

Just got my egg about a month ago and started right away on a table/small outdoor kitchen for it. I went back and forth about a wood table or this but landed on this. Pouring my concrete countertop this weekend and will update. I used dry stacked blocks and surface bonding cement (Quikwall) to hold it together. It's been a fun project to take on and can't wait to get the egg into it!
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  • JscottJscott Posts: 174
    looks fantastic! You'll really enjoy this!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,590
    Can you come to Salado, TX?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,038
    Wow!  Looks great - can't wait to see the finished top!

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,393
    =D>

    Very nice. Keep pics coming!


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    XLBGE 
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Looks really good. I never thought about just using cinder block. 

    Can I ask where you got the SS drawers, and cabinet?

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    Thanks, all. I'll keep updating. Oh, and I plan to tile the face and backsplash after the countertop. Lotta work! (Not to mention getting all that rock and dirt moved once it's done.

    I got the cabinet at Costco.com. They have a bunch of options with drawers and doors.

    http://costco.com/Urban-Islands-Stainless-Steel-Door-and-Drawer-Combination-by-Bull-Outdoor-Products.product.11329232.html

  • Looks really nice, so do you have to move It? Looks pretty heavy. I guess no wind will blow it over.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,624
    That's looks awesome. I'm jealous now. I'm waiting to build an island until I find my "forever home".
  • Very nice, is that a concrete slab that the egg sits on?
  • HogHeavenHogHeaven Posts: 265
    Nice... Innovative!
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,862
    edited April 2013

    Really nice! ...like the look.  Looking forward to seeing your concrete top.  
    I poured my top as well and built the structure with large retaining wall bricks.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    That thing is hurricane, tornadoe, lightning, nuclear bomb proof!! Looks awesome!
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    Very nice, is that a concrete slab that the egg sits on?
    Those are reinforced concrete lintels that span where the egg sits and also across the counter top over where the cabinet goes. It's got a lot of weight to it!
  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21

    Really nice! ...like the look.  Looking forward to seeing your concrete top.  
    I poured my top as well and built the structure with large retaining wall bricks.

    Thanks! I had your build bookmarked and debated doing something similar. Yours gave me the idea to do the concrete countertop though. I'll be doing a pour in place rather than flip over method. I'm going for the more rustic look and also figured flipping over a 500+ pound slab would be difficult.
  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    Pouring the concrete top today. Wish me luck!
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,862
    tom_c said:
    Pouring the concrete top today. Wish me luck!
    Good luck, Tom!  Looks like you know what you're doing, sure it will turn out great.
    No doubt 500 lbs would be a big challenge to flip.  I did mine in 2 pieces so I'm guessing the were 200lbs and 300lbs a piece.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • If you don't mind me asking, how much will this table cost when finished?
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Looks great! Hope it all goes great with your concrete top.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21

    If you don't mind me asking, how much will this table cost when finished?

    I don't mind:

    Slab: around $30 worth of concrete
    Block: $200
    Quikwall: $70
    Countertop supplies: $100

    Plus the cabinet, which I considered a splurge. The whole hobby is a splurge I guess.

  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    Here's the top still wet. It's a bit rougher than I planned but gives the natural stone look. Will pop the forms off tomorrow.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,862
    tom_c said:
    Here's the top still wet. It's a bit rougher than I planned but gives the natural stone look. Will pop the forms off tomorrow.
    Lookin good!
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Looking good! What's the disc from Lowes? Something you cut or right off the shelf?
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    R2Egg2Q said:

    Looking good! What's the disc from Lowes? Something you cut or right off the shelf?

    1" foam board... Cut it out and stacked three together then used liquid nails to glue some vinyl baseboard molding to give it a smooth finish.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Nice! A very creative solution.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • setdahooksetdahook Posts: 161
    Bookmarked!!! Looks awesome did you just trowel the surface bonding or how is it done?
  • HotwingkingHotwingking Posts: 211
    Very nice, can't wait to see the finished product.
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Really can't wait to see the final product.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • tom_ctom_c Posts: 21
    setdahook said:

    Bookmarked!!! Looks awesome did you just trowel the surface bonding or how is it done?

    Yes, just troweled it on, about an eighth of an inch.

  • One sweet table sir, very nice job. So do you polish the top? I love it. 
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