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My XL table build

1move1move Posts: 510
edited May 2015 in EGG Table Forum
Hello good people of eggland!

Recently my beloved XL egg got a friend named Mini Max from my pregnant wife. Having had the egg for about three years I have dicided to build a table for it. 

After much deliberation and pestering you with questions I bought a table top which determined my size of 71" X 36" (Anyone want to buy a BGE Table cover? Never used, won't fit my new table now)

The pictures don't do it much justice but without further ado behold the table top! It is a "Sapphire Blue" Granite slab and I think it will be awesome.

I had the bottom side edges polished for a cleaner look and easier clean/wipedown. The hole cutout will act as my paving stone for the egg.




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  • byrne092byrne092 Posts: 717
    I thought you might have messed up for a second until i clicked and expanded the pictures. That color is sharp, that will look great.
    XL & Medium BGE I XAR-Woo2 & Rig-BO I Flameboss 200

    St. Louis, MO
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    byrne092 said:
    I thought you might have messed up for a second until i clicked and expanded the pictures. That color is sharp, that will look great.

    Yeah, its "egg shaped" :)
    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    edited March 2016
    This project got away from me as our son was born in June and he took up most of my free time. Unfortunately I got laid off in December and have been going back and forth on the design as my egg's were used more and more with the free time. I decided to get back to the project considering the circumstances and the free time I had on hand.

    Finally found a local guru and egghead that is welding up my design and is doing an amazing job! I am very happy with the results thus far and it is coming along quite nicely! 

    Here are a few more photos of the latest. I know it's really well built and sturdy, maybe a little overboard, but it's the way I like things done! If a tornado ever came around in this neck of the woods it will take pretty much everything but this table! 




    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,878

    I like where this is going!  That is my kind of table!  Nicely done @1move ;

    Phoenix 
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,878
    Will you be powdercoating it?

    What's the idea of the t support to the right of the cutout?

    Inlaying some expanded metal below?
    Phoenix 
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    edited March 2016
    @blasting ; The plan is to get it powder coated. The + looking support is actually for the granite above which is also the area where the MiniMax will sit most of the time. At least that is the plan for now.
    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,878
    Looking forward to seeing the finished product.


    Btw, where are located?  I have calgary in my head for some reason.  Anyway, thats where I used to live.
    Phoenix 
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    edited March 2016
    @blasting ; Yes, Calgary is my home town
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  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,697
    Looks good. Is that Kosmus granite?
    Aledo, Texas
    Large BGE
    KJ Jr.

    Exodus 12:9 KJV
    Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    Toxarch said:
    Looks good. Is that Kosmus granite?
    I don't know to be honest 
    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    The egg shelf is in and a few more supports were added! 


    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    Latest update as we have made a ton of progress, almost ready for its paint job!!


    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    No love for the update? :angry:
    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • OneNole03OneNole03 Posts: 93
    I wish I had those carpentry skills.
  • matochmatoch Posts: 135
    That's looking good. When you have the XL and the minimax on there together will the height of the felt lines be similar? I've been trying to figure out what to do with my minimax so it's not on the ground when i use it. I thiught about just building a table that will hold the XL that i want but I haven't been able to find any accurated dimensions of the XL egg online,
    Edmonton, Alberta - XL & Minimax
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    @OneNole03 thanks, However I just designed it and had a guy build this for me and I will do the rest.

    @matoch they should be fairly close, I don't have the drawings with me but I think the XL will stick out 5.5" above the table. I used the BGE plans as my base and did a bunch of double checking and back and forth to figure it out. Let's hope I didn't mess up, because there is no going back
    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • Very nice!  Wish I had the time and equipment to do that!
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    Sandblasting and seam sealing is done!!!


    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • DaveRichardsonDaveRichardson Posts: 2,322
    What's the guestimate on weight for the table + granite + eggs?  That'll be a monster setup!!!

    LBGE #19 from North GA Eggfest, 2014

    Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    @DaveRichardson at this point I am estimating at about 1200-1400 pounds. The wheels are good for 2000 pounds.
    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    Powder coating and sealing is done. Currently adding the wheels and then onto the wood


    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • matochmatoch Posts: 135
    That looking really nice.
    Edmonton, Alberta - XL & Minimax
  • Wow, this is what my brother in law and I have been planning, nice to see someone pulling the trigger, lol! Can't wait to see the finished product. Thanks for keeping us updated!
  • I really like your  table so far.  How much does it cost to powder coat something that big? 
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    edited April 2016
    @pinballLooking depends, things tend to be a lot more expensive up here. For something this size it's about $400-$500 and you add to the cost if you get seam sealing done.
    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • Looking great ... Some exotic woods like Ipe' would set that cart of the charts !!! Looking forward to completion pics

    Large Big Green Egg / Ceramic Grill 2 Tier grate / Maverick ET-733 / homemade egg station / Amelia Island Fl. "Go Gators"

  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    @BigGreenGator I am actually going with something even better. I am planing on picking up some Kayu Batu today. It's an exotic Indonesian wood that has a high heat burning point. Very similar to IPE, but has a few other properties I prefer over IPE. 
    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    edited April 2016
    The wood is here Kayu Batu FTW!!! This stuff is super heavy


    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • SGrabs33SGrabs33 Posts: 46
    Can I ask you retroactively to make me a 2nd one of these? That wood looks amazing. I could look at Kayu Batu pictures on the net all day long. Hopefully you can Egg half as well as you can build a custom table!
    Raleigh, NC
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    @SGrabs33 thank you, here is a little progress being made with the bottom shelf. I would have to say my egging is a lot better than my building skills.


    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
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