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Made the cart before the egg

First time eggowner.  Saw these carts... needed a project.... knew I had to have one so I could build the cart.

Smoking my first dish.... salmon... right now.  Crazy temp issues, but thats for another forum.


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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,399
    Well done sir!
    Seattle, WA
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,471
    COOL table!!! Only have 2 questions/suggestions - is the carcass of that drawer under your egg structurally sturdy enough to hold that heavy BGE? Secondly - the piece of "whatever stone" that the egg is sitting on will still be better off with pot feet, or something to keep your egg from resting right on that "stone". The bottoms of eggs get HOT and need air to prevent stone breakage let alone fire!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 1,835
    Very nice looking setup, but you need to get an air gap under the Egg. If you don't, the wood will start to char under that granite tile, and can lead to a fire. Google pyrolysis. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,151
    Vey much agree with the air gap. First hand knowledge. Absolutely beautiful table... and hedge...  he'll whole backyard is nice! Where are you?
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,127
    Very nice! Take Rons advice on the feet. I think the dark stain is quite striking and will only look better with the nice green cooker installed. Bravo!
  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 2,172
    First...Welcome and make yourself at home !!!

    The eggdiction and the time spent here in the forum will make you a better person....or maybe a worse person !!!


    Great looking table and still more ideas for me to use when I ever get to build mine !!!!

    Thanks for posting !!!

    Donnie

    Donnie Dawes - RNNL8 BBQ - Carrollton, KY  

    TWIN XLBGEs, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

    I'm keeping serious from now on...no more joking around from me...Meatheads !! 


  • LBHLBH Posts: 50
    Ain't worried about the weight.  It'll hold the Saturday night polka club from St. Anthony's church.

    I'll work on implementing a gap.  Not sure I want a BGE nest or something from me.  I can always get some extreme temp silicon sheet from McMaster Carr.

    There's no stain on the cart.  It's 100% cypress.  The dark wood is treated with fire to get a Japanese "Jin di sugi" effect.  The Japanese  buried their wood for years.


  • LBHLBH Posts: 50
    Too bad the dang Wood Kote poly darkened the soft grain.
  • LBHLBH Posts: 50
    Jeremiah said:
    Vey much agree with the air gap. First hand knowledge. Absolutely beautiful table... and hedge...  he'll whole backyard is nice! Where are you?
    I live behind the Orange Curtain, in The Peoples Republic of California.  We are few but a hearty bunch.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,493
    Nice looking table. I like the design also.

    According to BGE HQ it is acceptable to just place an egg on a concrete paver (or slab of rock like in yours) when placed in a table. It might be better to implement an air gap in some manner but I wouldn't worry about it if you didn't.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,193
    That's freaking hilarious!  I was just watching some documentary on this old age process. Obviously it works. Beautiful work & design. Definitely look at an air gap of some sort whether it be a table nest, pot ceramic feet or hand sculpted stone to fashion feet would be kinda cool. Enjoy your creation and look forward to seeing your chef skills. Cheers. Blake
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,471
    Being a life long wood butcher myself would you mind posting some more pictures of just your wood working shop? It looks like a "stand out shop" that those of us would admire and appreciate!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • BBQBuddyBBQBuddy Posts: 269
    The talent among the members of this forum is amazing.  Well done!
    2 Large BGE, MiniMax, Miami, FL

  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,691
    That's some Amazing work!
  • blukatblukat Posts: 353
    Nice setup...table and work shop!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,207
    Beautiful work and shop!   I'm a Festool fan myself.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,207
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • CountryBoyCountryBoy Posts: 101
    Dang beautiful table and an amazing work shop! A guy can dream right?!
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,693
    Welcome.. WOW !!!! Awesome table and as said above fantastic work shop..
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • CashfanCashfan Posts: 382
    Awesome table and shop!! Some really nice work there.

    I have the same Festool vacuum, but I use mine for drywall dust and debris, its a worthwhile investment. I used to burn through a shopvac in less than a year, and have had no issues with the festool for almost three years now.
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 1,835
    Beautiful work and shop!   I'm a Festool fan myself.
    I'm with you there Nola. I've spent wayyyyyyy too much money on black and green tools/ Gorgeous table.
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • RRP said:
    COOL table!!! Only have 2 questions/suggestions - is the carcass of that drawer under your egg structurally sturdy enough to hold that heavy BGE? Secondly - the piece of "whatever stone" that the egg is sitting on will still be better off with pot feet, or something to keep your egg from resting right on that "stone". The bottoms of eggs get HOT and need air to prevent stone breakage let alone fire!
    @RRP: Does this meaning setting the stone on a paver stone is insufficient?
  • @RRP: *Egg on a paver stone*
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,693
    Jeremiah said:
    Am I the only one that sees faces in the wall?
    I did also notice them as well.. Very cool..
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,471
    RRP said:
    COOL table!!! Only have 2 questions/suggestions - is the carcass of that drawer under your egg structurally sturdy enough to hold that heavy BGE? Secondly - the piece of "whatever stone" that the egg is sitting on will still be better off with pot feet, or something to keep your egg from resting right on that "stone". The bottoms of eggs get HOT and need air to prevent stone breakage let alone fire!
    @RRP: Does this meaning setting the stone on a paver stone is insufficient?
    That is correct - you need some form of spacer to separate the bottom of the egg and the stone. Common "pot" feet sold at landscaping shops will do. Or BGE sells a short metal stand it can sit in to provide the air space.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Thanks!
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    That's fantastic man!  Welcome.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
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