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My Aluminum LBGE table in progress

pinballLookingpinballLooking Posts: 127
edited September 2017 in EGG Table Forum

I have needed a table for a while now. I bought a used large BGE over a year 1/2 ago it came with a wood stand that had been burned around the egg.

I just got a new Hobart welder and a spool gun to weld aluminum. I never welded aluminum before so YouTube to the rescue. I have my BGE on a wooded deck so I wanted a stand that will not burn.

I went to the Steel surplus place and bought 36 pounds aluminum for $1 a pound. Over the weekend I started my stand.  

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,060
    I like it already. Keep posting progress pics.

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a Mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

  • CanDidCanDid Posts: 106
    Wow. You make it look easy. And into it for $36 for a table that would sell for $800+ is not bad at all.
    BGE XL
    NWArkansas
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,174
    Great looking table so far, also great skill in putting it together.   Looking forward to more pictures as it progresses.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • Thanks guys.

    I am think about doing diamond plate aluminum for the bottom shelf or maybe flat bar aluminum. Maybe expanded diamond aluminum

    I have really not decided what to put on the top.

    I have considered cement with maybe embedded glass.

    Diamond plate aluminum  

    Flat bar diamond aluminum I think they had some 3”-4” flat bar.

    I might just go back to the surplus place and see what they have.

    I will be putting casters on it.

  • cool build.  thanks for sharing.

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Large, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • pinballLookingpinballLooking Posts: 127
    edited September 2017

    I made some progress. I decided on 1/8" diamond plate aluminum for the shelf. I am going to do a concrete top with Charcoal color stain. I have the mold done. I am going to put broken glass down and when it is hard I will sand it to expose the glass.


  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,023

    I like where this is going.  

    Phoenix 
  • It sits outside on my deck.

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,216
    I like this!
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • You got a great deal on the aluminum tubing. I pay twice that price around here.  And 1/8" treadplate goes for $10/square foot at my supplier.  Your build looks impressive.  Keep the pictures coming.

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++Custom Gravity Feed cabinet smoker++2 Weber Kettles

  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,141
    That looks great!  No danger of that guy catching on fire.
    LBGE/Maryland
  • You people are really talented.  I'm always impressed.
    Best - Jack
  • Aluminum does give the "bling" factor, and takes the heat without worry!

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++Custom Gravity Feed cabinet smoker++2 Weber Kettles

  • feef706feef706 Posts: 852
    Awesome work, can't wait to see the finished product.
  • Wait... so now I have to get a WELDER?!!
    This forum is costing me a fortune!!
    Large BGE and Medium BGE
    36" Blackstone - Greensboro!


  • Really like where you're going with this. I'm happy with my modest cedar table, but my next one will be metal of some sort.
    Stillwater, MN
  • HibbyHibby Posts: 605
    That looks to be an awesome table when you've got it completed. What model of welder are you using?
    I cook. I eat. I repeat. Thornville, Ohio
  • thats a badass one of a kind egg nest you made
    LBGE with 76" Challenger Cooking Island
  • joehamptonjoehampton Posts: 1
    edited September 2017
    WOW! This table is amazing!!! B)
  • pinballLookingpinballLooking Posts: 127
    edited September 2017
    Hibby said:
    That looks to be an awesome table when you've got it completed. What model of welder are you using?

    My welder is a Hobart handler 210 with a spool gun. A tig welder will make better looking welds.

    I am getting better with the spool gun. My projects are mostly mild steel it does really well on mild steel.

    Thank for the nice comments.

    I had been off grid helping family in FL rebuild a sunroof the hurricane took.

    But I am glad to get back and continue work on my BGE table.

  • Aluminum does give the "bling" factor, and takes the heat without worry!

    I like your table.

    Looking at your build helped me decide to use the diamond plate for the shelf.

  • Good looking table! Wish I could weld!
    Charlotte, NC

    XL BGE, WSM, Weber Genesis 2, Weber Kettle
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,676
    Most excellent!
    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,387
    Beautiful build. Watch out for corrosion. Awesome looking table.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • I made some more progress.

    It will be a few days before I will take the mold off.

  • KayakKayak Posts: 171
    ?? I don't get the sequence of glass and rebar? Or is there some kind of ultra white concrete over the glass?

    Bob

    New Cumberland, PA
    XL with the usual accessories

  • pinballLookingpinballLooking Posts: 127
    edited September 2017

    I cut the reinforcement wire. Then I laid out the broken glass that will become the top when I take it out of the mold.

    I mixed the cement that had Charcoal color dye. The first batch I put on carefully not to move the glass around.

    I put ½ the concrete in the mold then I put the reinforcement wire in. I added the rest of the concrete with some crushed glass in.

    I vibrated it for about 2 hours to get the as much air out as I could.

    I then covered it with white plastic to keep the moisture in so it can cure slowly and be strong.

    This is my first time doing a cement top. I based all the steps off this project.

    http://www.diypete.com/diy-polished-concrete-coffee-table-crushed-glass/

  • This is great, can't wait to see the finished product! Just told my wife after my cedar table is no more this type of table will be my next table project. She just gave me the (when will spending money on BGE items stop) look!
    Memphis, TN: XL BGE, Custom 62"x34" Cedar Table, Weber Kettle 22" that no longer sees action.
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,060
    Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a Mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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