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medium table build

New to the egg forum and excited about my christmas present, a Medium egg.  As I am getting ready to build a egg IMMEDIATELY after christmas lol, I'm trying to get my plans in order.  I am basically going to do the footprint that BGE has on their websites so a stock table cover will work, but my question is regarding the cutout.  For a medium, they say to cut a circle with a 18 in diameter.  But what i have seen from others tables is that this is significantly raised off the table top to accommodate the hinge on the back.  I saw a table a while back that seemed to have a notch in the back which allowed the Egg to be almost flush with the tabletop (only bottom band sticking above).  Has anyone gone this route? If so, do you know what size rectangular notch you need to cut on the back of the circle so the egg will open properly?  

I could probably figure this out once i actually have the egg, but as i have nothing to do but dream at this point, i figured i would get as much planning done as i can.  Thanks in advance.


  • Hey @cjham9985, welcome to the site bud! I have a medium, and just finished up my table last week so any questions you have I will do my best to help you.  Once I get home from work I will get you some dimensions and pictures and send them to you.  You are going to really enjoy this forum, these guys and gals are extremely helpful, and one or two of them know what they're talking about lol.  Soak in all the info you can with the new egg coming soon!
  • Thanks Chuck.  I think im going to repost this to the main forum.  I heard that you get a lot more traffic there than the individual pages.  But any help/pics/advice you could lend would lead to a faster build!
  • it looks like it is on the main forum.
  • nvm, i see where it says egg table forum now.  good luck!

  • Haha after I posted that I saw that it also came up in the main forum. Lol still getting used to navigating the forum.  Look forward to your pictures.
  • IMHO  my next table won't have a hole to set the Egg in.  It's easier to build a platform to set it on and one doesn't  have to lift it in/out if needed.  
    Dan, Columbia,Mo.
  • Revolver, I totally agree that it would be easier to lift if there was no hole cut. But aren't you worried if it gets bumped or something, especially with the lid up, that there would be nothing to gently catch it and stop it from falling? The thought of it crashing already gives me shivers.
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