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New Egg, New Table

Finally joined the BGE clan, picked up a Large egg and soon after built a table.  Never had poured a concrete counter top before, but turned out pretty well with some green glass embedded in the top.  Now just to figure out what color to stain the table.  The barnyard door and general look of the table was straight from the lowcountrylady blog, with some added tweaks.  I put together a sketchup design of the table - happy to share if anyone would like the design with dimensions, cuts, etc.




Large BGE
Raleigh, NC
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  • SamIAm2SamIAm2 Posts: 966
    Nice table. What rig is that holding the pizza stone?
    Ubi panis, ibi patria.
    Large - Roswell rig, MiniMax-PS Woo; Cocoa, Fl.
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,109
    Love the sliding door touch. Never seen that. 
  • marainwamarainwa Posts: 19
    SamIAm2 said:
    Nice table. What rig is that holding the pizza stone?
    Thanks! It's an Onlyfire elevator - link below:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XTB553J/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    Large BGE
    Raleigh, NC
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,355
    Awesome setup... Welcome!!!
    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"
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 794
    Very nice!! And the pizza looks tasty!!
    Memphis, TN 
    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, Akorn (still in the box)
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,805
    Welcome-

    Go Pack
    Greensboro, NC
  • WillardWillard Posts: 4
    Any reason why this won't hold a mini-max. 
    Bill-- Ankeny, Iowa
    Mini-max
    GMG Jim Bowie 

  • 00pewter00pewter Posts: 12
    Sent you a message!

  • RoebuckRoebuck Posts: 44
    Wow! That is definitely one of the nicest tables I've ever seen on this site - Just beautiful! I love the door too. Well done.
    Birmingham, Ala.
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 2,045
    That is a great looking table. Nice work.
    Stillwater, MN
  • mlc2013mlc2013 Posts: 826
    Welcome to the clan sure your going to love it.
    That's a great looking table maybe try a mahogany or some dark stain with a few amber or light color accents.
    Long Island NY    
    1 XL BGE 12/17, 1 LG BGE 3/18, 1 MM BGE 3/18
  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,741
    Where did you get the barn door hardware? 
  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,172
    Beautiful work and welcome aboard!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
    Floyd Va

  • marainwamarainwa Posts: 19
    edited February 6
    slovelad said:
    Where did you get the barn door hardware? 
    I wasn't able to find any hardware other than the type used for large doors, so I just made my own hardware.  I used a few pieces of flat steel bar (link below). Used a few metal spacers and the wheel from a couple pully's.  If you are looking to build your own, let me know and I can take some close up pictures of the hardware, and can go into some more detail on how I made it.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-1-2-in-x-48-in-Plain-Steel-Flat-Bar-with-1-4-in-Thick-801097/204225764


    Large BGE
    Raleigh, NC
  • marainwamarainwa Posts: 19
    00pewter said:
    Sent you a message!

    Site wouldn't let me attach the sketchup file to the post - emailed you the design.
    Large BGE
    Raleigh, NC
  • saigodogsaigodog Posts: 14
    Great looking table.  Could you tell me how tall the counter top is on it?  
    XL BGE, Large BGE
    Weber WSM

    Los Angeles, CA
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 2,122
    Welcome aboard. Great job on the table!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 1,832
    Based on how smooth the concrete top is, is take it you poured it upside down, then flipped it over on to the table?
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 534
    CTMike said:
    Based on how smooth the concrete top is, is take it you poured it upside down, then flipped it over on to the table?

    it looks like that,  after I did mine, I noticed even though I spent about an hours vibrating it to get the air bubbles out, still wasn't enough.  so if you are going to do one make sure you have the form supported but mostly exposed so you can really get them.  I used the base of my table to support mine and it limited the access which I think led to the divots.  it is about 8' long but should have done better there.  I did find there is concrete filler you can put in and then I stained/sealed it and it blends it right in.

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • marainwamarainwa Posts: 19
    saigodog said:
    Great looking table.  Could you tell me how tall the counter top is on it?  

    Thanks!  The table measures 32" from ground to top of table.
    Large BGE
    Raleigh, NC
  • marainwamarainwa Posts: 19
    CTMike said:
    Based on how smooth the concrete top is, is take it you poured it upside down, then flipped it over on to the table?
    Yep, that's step one of getting the top smooth.  I made a form out of melamyne and poured the concrete - the top was upside down at this point.  Once it cured for a few days, I turned it over, and then spent a few days filling in the holes with a porter cement compound/sanding/adding additional porter compound/sanding.  Once that dried, spent a few more days polishing it with a commercial grade counter top wet polisher.  Finally put a couple coats of sealer on it.  There are a ton of DIY's out there that show you how to go through the process - one example below:




    Large BGE
    Raleigh, NC
  • n00bn00b Posts: 35
    marainwa said:
    Finally joined the BGE clan, picked up a Large egg and soon after built a table.  Never had poured a concrete counter top before, but turned out pretty well with some green glass embedded in the top.  Now just to figure out what color to stain the table.  The barnyard door and general look of the table was straight from the lowcountrylady blog, with some added tweaks.  I put together a sketchup design of the table - happy to share if anyone would like the design with dimensions, cuts, etc.




    i am quite interested in your schematics if you don't mind sharing
  • marainwamarainwa Posts: 19
    n00b said:
    marainwa said:
    Finally joined the BGE clan, picked up a Large egg and soon after built a table.  Never had poured a concrete counter top before, but turned out pretty well with some green glass embedded in the top.  Now just to figure out what color to stain the table.  The barnyard door and general look of the table was straight from the lowcountrylady blog, with some added tweaks.  I put together a sketchup design of the table - happy to share if anyone would like the design with dimensions, cuts, etc.


     

    i am quite interested in your schematics if you don't mind sharing
    Sure thing, send me your email address and I’ll email you the sketchup design that I made.
    Large BGE
    Raleigh, NC
  • JMCXLJMCXL Posts: 1,108
    TABLE IS A++++, LOVE THE TOP, If I do make a table think I will go with the concert - love the green accents.  To di a top notch job. Welcome to the Egg family. Love seeing all the photos...
    Northern New Jersey
    XL - Woo2, AR      L (2) - Woo     MM - Woo     Medium - Woo       MINI

    Check out https://www.grillingwithpapaj.com for some fun and more Grilling with Papa (incase you haven't gotten enough of me)

    Also, check out my YouTube Page
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  • leemschuleemschu Posts: 454
    I like it... I like it a lot. Especially the sliding door.
  • Diesel_HokieDiesel_Hokie Posts: 3
    edited April 3
    I think this looks great!  After finishing the top, how do you attach it to the table so it wouldn't move around ?
  • marainwamarainwa Posts: 19
    I think this looks great!  After finishing the top, how do you attach it to the table so it wouldn't move around ?
    Originally I planned to use liquid nail, or something similar.  That said, the top alone weighs at least 150lbs - once I moved it in place, it hasn’t moved an inch, the weight keeps it in place on its own.
    Large BGE
    Raleigh, NC
  • logchieflogchief Posts: 1,351
    Hey Welcome, nice looking pie on clean egg.  Keep the cook pics coming.
    LBGE - I like the hot stuff.  The big dry San Joaquin Valley, Clovis, CA 
  • GburnerGburner Posts: 13
    So after watching the DIY video and seeing they made a mold, did you factor in the BGE circle at that time, or did you cut the circle after making the top?  If making the circle in the mold, what did you use to make that part of the mold? 
    BGE XL, Kick Ash Basket (NEW!!), Smokeware SS Cap, Flameboss 300 for S&L, BGE Lump & Fogo Lump Lover, Husker, Big Green Egging and Golf Fanatic.  Egging is an addictive hobby.
  • marainwamarainwa Posts: 19
    Gburner said:
    So after watching the DIY video and seeing they made a mold, did you factor in the BGE circle at that time, or did you cut the circle after making the top?  If making the circle in the mold, what did you use to make that part of the mold? 
    You will definitely want to make a circular mold to fill the void, cutting the concrete out in a perfect circle after the fact would be a nightmare.  I ordered a foam mold that measured 22" in diameter, and 1 1/2 inches thick.  Link below for the website I ordered the foam from.  If you call and let them know you're doing this for an egg table, they will know exactly what to cut for you.

    http://foamandupholstery.com/




    Large BGE
    Raleigh, NC
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