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Medium BGE Table

I am working on my BGE table. Naked whiz recommends a 18" hole for the tabletop for a medium BGE. The diameter of my egg just below hinge clearance is 17-1/2". My top will be finished western red cedar. My question is a 1/4" on each side enough clearance to avoid heat problems?  TIA. 

Comments

  • The better educated will be along shortly but I'm going to say 1/4" isn't enough. Maybe 3/4"? 
    Snellville, GA


  • Personally, I would want more than a 1/4 of an inch space. Don't forget to factor in space for the hinge, it drops down when you raise the dome.
  • I have compensated for the hinge drop. I thought a 1/4" was a little close. 
  • Looking forward to seeing your final product @Jcrosson. Be sure to share a picture. 
    Snellville, GA


  • Work in progress. Had to plane a couple more boards for the bottom shelf. Didn't like the way the shelf looked running front to back. Waiting on granite top. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,969
    Just make the hole the size of a large. 
  • I made my table opening for my medium 19". That's about 1" all around. I made 3 wooden doorstop pegs to put in the opening if I have to roll the table. Glued felt to the side that goes next to the egg. I have used it about 7 months now and the only time the wood gets warm is on a pizza cook, but I can still touch it with my fingers. On anything else it's never warm. I also have the egg on a table nest which is on a 18" paver
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