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Cedar and concrete table almost done

GT_EggGT_Egg Posts: 20
edited October 2016 in EGG Table Forum
Well, it took much longer than anticipated, but my egg table is just about finished. The design was inspired by some of awesome looking tables on this forum. I went with all cedar for the base with PT pine on the floor of the table. For the top I originally thought about a granite slab, but ultimately decided to try and pour a 1.5" thick concrete top. It saved me some money and I am really happy with how it turned out for my first attempt at pouring concrete. The only thing left to do is seal the cedar, build the cabinet doors, and install the hardware. Should be 100% done soon. Here's some pictures:

The start of the base with all pocket joints. The frame that supports the egg has all mortise and tenon joints.


The base with sides and floor installed


Back of the base


Drawer for grates, tools, etc.


Top formed and ready for concrete


Top poured


Top out of the mold and pin holes filled. Ready for polishing


After polishing. The top is still drying here which is why it's different colors


Base set ready to receive the top


Top installed


My egg finally has a proper home!


And of course a GT bottle opener

Alpharetta, GA

Large BGE
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  • bhedges1987bhedges1987 Posts: 3,201
    Looks great man. 

    Kansas City, Missouri
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    Mini Egg

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  • WardsterWardster Posts: 1,006
    Awesome.  Can you take a close up of the top's surface?  Just curious. 
    Apollo Beach, FL
  • GT_EggGT_Egg Posts: 20
    Wardster said:
    Awesome.  Can you take a close up of the top's surface?  Just curious. 
    I don't have a good close up shot, but can take one when I get home
    Alpharetta, GA

    Large BGE
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,394
    Wow awesome job
    Seattle, WA
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,539
    Bravo!
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 16,217
    THWG!
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. 
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,045
    Very nicely done.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

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  • blukatblukat Posts: 353
    Very nice!
  • BilZolBilZol Posts: 698
    Nice work. Love the concrete top. 
    Bill   Denver, CO
    XL, 2L's, and MM
  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,672
    edited October 2016
    Looks great. Mine looks similar but I opted for a large drawer on the right side rather than cabinet doors. I figured it is easier to use the drawer than to dig in the back of the cabinet for something.

    Aledo, Texas
    Large BGE
    KJ Jr.

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    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.

  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,428
    Like everything but the bottle opener!! 

    Sad to see your coach throwing in the towel before the boys have even played the game this weekend. Oh well.....best of luck with it anyway and great work on the table. 

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  • GT_EggGT_Egg Posts: 20
    Wardster said:
    Awesome.  Can you take a close up of the top's surface?  Just curious. 
    Here's a close up of the top 

    Alpharetta, GA

    Large BGE
  • GT_EggGT_Egg Posts: 20
    Toxarch said:
    Looks great. Mine looks similar but I opted for a large drawer on the right side rather than cabinet doors. I figured it is easier to use the drawer than to dig in the back of the cabinet for something.

    That's a good idea. Looks good
    Alpharetta, GA

    Large BGE
  • GT_EggGT_Egg Posts: 20
    Like everything but the bottle opener!! 

    Sad to see your coach throwing in the towel before the boys have even played the game this weekend. Oh well.....best of luck with it anyway and great work on the table. 
    Thanks. Yeah not how we wanted to last couple of weeks to go, but still a lot to play for so we'll see. He'd better do something to turn it around or he'll be looking for a new job!
    Alpharetta, GA

    Large BGE
  • Very nice table.  Nice job on the concrete pour.  Enjoy!!
    The problem with a problem is that you don't know it's a problem until it's a problem.
  • Great job!!!
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • feef706feef706 Posts: 848
    I love the table and really love the concrete top, great work. What did you polish the concrete with?
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,985
    Nice piece of Tech engineering. 
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 578
    Nice work!  

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • GT_EggGT_Egg Posts: 20
    feef706 said:
    I love the table and really love the concrete top, great work. What did you polish the concrete with?
    I have a dual action polisher I use for waxing cars that has a Velcro backing. I bought some diamond polishing pads off Amazon. As long as you keep the rpms down and the surface wet, they worked pretty well
    Alpharetta, GA

    Large BGE
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,674
    Sweet. I'm going to do a concrete top for mine as well with my brother's help. Whenever I get to that point...

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • Your cedar and concrete cooking table looks really great - well done!
    I viewed your post while doing some research for the outdoor kitchen that I intend to get started on in a month or two's time.  I was curious about having a poured concrete work surface and having seen how good yours looks my mind is made up.  My question is: can I set the BGE so that it fits exactly into the concrete or does this run the risk of breaking the Egg when it heats up and expands?  I've noticed that most fitted worktops have a narrow space between the edge of the BGE and the worktop.  Is this a necessity to stop the Egg cracking?  If so, how much space should I give between the BGE and the worktop?  I would like to have the "fitted kitchen finish" with the BGE flush to the counter but of course not if it ends up breaking my BGE. 
    thanks for any advice or recommendations people can share.  
  • Great post, thanks for sharing! I'm definitely jealous! I bet that concrete top was heavy.
    LBGE
    SC AL
  • Damn good, rat.
    LBGE w/PID temp control and many extras. "Cookin' right ain't got no end".
    North GA
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,940
    Looks great!
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Like it all but the bottle opener!  I'm just on the Southside of Atlanta and I'd love to check out that tabletop!  I've been considering doing something like that as well!

    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!

  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,723
    I'm seriously impressed. A fine quality build. Makes my table look like it was built by a caveman.
    Birmingham, AL
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,693
    Really great table.  I always get fired up when I see a post about a new table build.  They are my favorite posts.
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  • dgaddis1dgaddis1 Posts: 137
    Well my mind is made up - when I redo my table it'll be a concrete top.  Looks great!
    Dustin - Macon, GA
    Southern Wheelworks 
  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,034
    Great job!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
    Floyd Va

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