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Finished Large BGE Table - Cypress w/Granite Top (Pics Attached)

Eggheaders,

Thanks for all the advice on a previous post.  This was my first 'major' woodworking project.  This forum has a wealth of information.

Details for the readers / future table builders:
  • Created plan in SketchUp from a mix of others.  Started with NakedWhiz's plan and modified.  
  • Louisiana Cypress Wood - rough cut
  • Granite top 2cm. Glued with Loctite Ultimate Construction Adhesive 
  • Finish: Exterior 450 Satin (I spent a lot of time researching what to do here.  There are several opinions.  I almost went with Sikkens or untinted exterior paint, but decided to go with Exterior 450.  My local Woodcraft recommended it.  I am pleased with the performance so far.)
  • No wood stain
  • Enclosed the sides and back by shiplapping boards (with a router) together and kreg jig the top and bottom to frame
  • All frame joints are kreg "jigged" 
  • European hinges for doors
  • BGE Table Nest 
  • Porcelain Tile for Table Nest
  • Casters from castercity.com - these people are very helpful (4" Black Polyolefin Ball Bearing Wheel with hole for your own lag bolt - I used a 3 1/2" lag bolt.  May be overkill, but I did not want the caster to break the table leg.)
  • Rev-A-Shelf 9" shelving system for storage
  • Ordered a customer vinyl cover from "Covers by Mel" (http://www.vinylcoveringsbymel.com/index.html).  Other options were BGE brand cover, Duck covers, or a sunbrella cover.
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Comments

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,222
    Wowsa!!!! You rocked it! Enjoy the fruits. 
  • Beautiful job my friend.  You should be proud,
    Go Gamecocks!!!
    1 XL, 1 MM
    Smoking in Aiken South Carolina
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Beautiful! Nice job

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • MotownVolMotownVol Posts: 592

    Very, very nice.

    Morristown TN, LBGE and Mini-Max.
  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,807
    Beautiful, with outstanding craftsmanship. Well done......
    Birmingham, AL
  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 374
    Great job!!!

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

  • CodyA88CodyA88 Posts: 121
    Wow.  Looks great!
    LBGE, 28" Blackstone
    Johns Creek,GA
    Go Dawgs!
  • That looks fantastic....

  • newby84newby84 Posts: 113
    Very nice 
  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,182
    That is beautiful!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
    Floyd Va

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    Sweet 
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • slateslate Posts: 4

    awesome looking table!


  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 13,111
    That almost looks too nice to cook in!
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  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 413
    Beautiful job!
    New Orleans LA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,402
    Very nice.  No such thing as "overkill" when you build something that sits outside and houses fire.
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,928
    Really nice work.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,216
    Nice build
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Awesome table there,could be the nicest I've seen of that size.
  • Did you build that to where the green egg table cover will fit it?
  • jarcjarc Posts: 241
    Great looking table. Nice job.

    LBGE

    Misplaced Cajun-----Blytheville, AR

  • Smoker317Smoker317 Posts: 219
    Love that wood, absolutely beautiful.
    Egghead since November 2014, XL-BGE & ET-732 living near Indy.
    36" Blackstone.
  • victor1victor1 Posts: 225
    really, really nice design, workmanship.  one of the best i've seen.  bookmarked this one for a future project.
  • DuckDogDrDuckDogDr Posts: 844
    Very nice
  • GrillinoisGrillinois Posts: 163
    very nice!
    Joliet, IL
    Large, Mini, Stoker, Smobot
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,572
    That is beautimus! 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

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  • Beautiful table and work!
  • drd24audrd24au Posts: 15
    Thanks all.

    Did you build that to where the green egg table cover will fit it?

    @Captainjimpark Not sure if the BGE cover will fit or not.  The top is 58"x27".
  • RajunCajunRajunCajun Posts: 615
    That is one fine table.  Nice work!
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  • ar15203ar15203 Posts: 86
    Nice Job
    XLBGE, Egging in NH
  • RajunCajunRajunCajun Posts: 615
    Very nice indeed!  Man I just love cypress...
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