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New Table Build

Hey all,

I haven’t been using my egg much lately due to a move, a part of which was parting with my old, crappily built treated wood table.  So, as part of getting back into the swing of things, I decided it was time to build something new.  Here’s the semi-finished product.

As a question for the group though, what has anyone used to stain and seal their tables?  I’m going with a dark finish, but I’m not sure what product it’ll go with.
Large Green Egg

Kansas City, KS

Comments

  • I did a light seal on my cedar table and it looks dirty all the time.   In hindsight a darker stain would be a good idea 
    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
    Cedar table
    Burlington, Ontario 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,042
    I used a stain and sealer sold for decks. It was more expensive but in 17 years I have only touched up a few nicks!
    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!
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 327
    It should be said, get a table nest much safer than the stone you have.

    2 Large Eggs - Huntsville, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • Beautiful table. Ditto the nest. Just don’t sit your egg directly on that stone or you risk a fire hazard. 
    Snellville, GA


  • PBandJPBandJ Posts: 39
    Agree on the table nest. Looks like you have room for a drawer also.
    Woodbridge, Va.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,042
    PBandJ said:
    Agree on the table nest. Looks like you have room for a drawer also.
    Either that or a large water tight plastic bin to hold lump and or PS & pizza stone.
    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!
  • SpydermunkySpydermunky Posts: 75
    edited December 2017
    RRP said:
    PBandJ said:
    Agree on the table nest. Looks like you have room for a drawer also.
    Either that or a large water tight plastic bin to hold lump and or PS & pizza stone.
    That pic makes it look like the stone is sitting on the 1x’s.  Here are some better pics of how it’s set up.  It’s the same way I had my old table set up and I never had any issues with heat, which I always assumed was because of the airflow underneath (1st pic is from
    underneath).
    Large Green Egg

    Kansas City, KS
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,464
    You should still air-gap your egg.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,657
    nice work!
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  • RRP said:
    PBandJ said:
    Agree on the table nest. Looks like you have room for a drawer also.
    Either that or a large water tight plastic bin to hold lump and or PS & pizza stone.
    That pic makes it look like the stone is sitting on the 1x’s.  Here are some better pics of how it’s set up.  It’s the same way I had my old table set up and I never had any issues with heat, which I always assumed was because of the airflow underneath (1st pic is from
    underneath).
    This is how I built mine, 4 2X4's under the stone, but I also have a table nest on the stone for my egg. I also have a 1" gap all the way around for the hole. If I have to roll the table I made shoe horn wedges out of oak with felt glued on to insert around the egg in the 1" gap to keep the egg stable.
  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,671
    edited December 2017
    Stain whatever color you like and then use a couple coats of this on top of the stain. Use 3 or more coats on the top. Should last a long time. 


    I would also add a drawer under the egg for storage of things like the plate setter. A drawer in the cabinet is nice too so you don't have to dig in the back of the cabinet.
    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.

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