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Want input on panels between wood supports

I just bought a large BGE a couple of months ago and I have been working on a table for it off and on.  I'm almost finished, but can't decide what material to use for the panels that close in the sides and the back.  Whatever it is, I'd like for it to tuck neatly behind the 1x4's that run horizontally around the top and bottom perimeter, and sit flush with the vertical frame members (4x4's and 2x4's).  It can't be much thicker than 1/4" since that's the amount of space I left between the decking and the horizontal 1x4's.  I was originally planning to use cedar tongue and groove closet lining, but I'm wondering if there is something that would make the table more interesting.  I mentioned galvanized roof panels to my wife.  She hated the idea, but I think it would give it a modern industrial look.  What do you guys think?  Below are some pics of the table progress so far.

Btw, the picture of the finished wood (Cabot's Australian Timber Oil 'Mahogany Flame') was taken in low light so the color is actually a tad bit lighter than shown.

Comments

  • BrandoBrando Posts: 5
    This image is what I had in mind for the steel panels.

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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited April 2013
    Love the table, not a fan of those panels. 
    I was going to suggest some type of copper ceiling tile, but now I don't thing the colors complement. 
    image 
    this looks a bit industrial :
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    .02 Google, Blue steel tile. That should bring out that mahagony color. 
    Not cheap, but the table looks great. 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Love the table, just leave it open it will be fine and easier to clean
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • BrandoBrando Posts: 5
    Love the table, just leave it open it will be fine and easier to clean
    I wouldn't mind doing that on the egg side, but on the storage side I'd like for it to be closed in.
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    I would reccomend the metal options.

    A panel made from any type of non-manufactured wood will shrink and expand.  If you do use wood, use a plywood type of product - or allow for slots in the mounting to allow for movement.    

    Cookin in Texas
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,163
    the quarter inch doesn't leave much room....I like the tin look but....
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • caneggercanegger Posts: 540
    What about cedar shingles, they are pretty thin
  • BrandoBrando Posts: 5
    I ended up going with the 1/4" cedar closet lining planks as originally intended.  It actually turned out very nice.  I'm kind of glad I didn't go with the metal panels.  lol

    Thanks for the input!
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,163
    Pics?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,359
    Brando said:
    I ended up going with the 1/4" cedar closet lining planks as originally intended.  It actually turned out very nice.  I'm kind of glad I didn't go with the metal panels.  lol

    Thanks for the input!
    That was going to be my suggestion, but then I'm a wood nut. How about seeing the final result!
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • BrandoBrando Posts: 5
    Long overdue!  Here is a picture from last spring of my egg in its home.
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