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Table material question

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is there any issues with building a table out of treated pine?

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  • danv23
    danv23 Posts: 954
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    Use Cedar.. I'm sure you'll get other suggestions, but the harder the wood the longer it will last, urethaned (spar) properly. 

    The DudeThis is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.

    Walter SobchakNihilists! *uck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. 

    Cumming, GA

    Eggs - XL, L, Small

    Gasser - Blaze 5 Burner

  • ColtsFan
    ColtsFan Posts: 6,394
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    Soft wood never last long.... 
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, PK Original, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
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    Isn’t cedar less dense than even pine? Far more beautiful and expensive. 
  • GregC
    GregC Posts: 91
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    What about red cedar?
  • danv23
    danv23 Posts: 954
    edited June 2018
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    Isn’t cedar less dense than even pine? Far more beautiful and expensive. 
    I think cedar resists moisture better or whatever.. Wife got me a cedar table for I think $450 (see my tater post) and I stained and spared the hell out of it.  Still going strong 8 years later.

    The DudeThis is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.

    Walter SobchakNihilists! *uck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. 

    Cumming, GA

    Eggs - XL, L, Small

    Gasser - Blaze 5 Burner

  • danv23
    danv23 Posts: 954
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    Still looks good.. power wash it once a year and still beads water, like Nu Vinyl (commercial)


    The DudeThis is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.

    Walter SobchakNihilists! *uck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. 

    Cumming, GA

    Eggs - XL, L, Small

    Gasser - Blaze 5 Burner

  • GregC
    GregC Posts: 91
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    Thanks Danv, you’re right still lookin good.
  • GregC
    GregC Posts: 91
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    The photo is one that a fella here locally built, he’s asking $450.
  • danv23
    danv23 Posts: 954
    edited June 2018
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    The shorty table was right for me at the time and I'm very happy with it.  If you can go long that's great!  I have mine under an awning *disclaimer* and never been covered.  If he spared it well, that's a fantastic price!  Do the paver with the egg table thing (sans green feet, they don't make them anymore) as that will give you better air flow and not burn the underside of the wood, which I check every year.

    The DudeThis is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.

    Walter SobchakNihilists! *uck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. 

    Cumming, GA

    Eggs - XL, L, Small

    Gasser - Blaze 5 Burner

  • etherdome
    etherdome Posts: 471
    edited June 2018
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    I used pine for mine. Stained. Polyurethane. Did this 3 years ago. No issues at all so far.  Definitely hand pick each piece though.
    Upstate SC
    Large BGE,  Blackstone, Weber genesis , Weber charcoal classic
  • marainwa
    marainwa Posts: 19
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    Made mine out of pine, so far so good.  It’s hitting the 6 month mark, so will be staining it soon now that it’s dried.


    Large BGE
    Raleigh, NC
  • GregC
    GregC Posts: 91
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    Those are nice looking tables guys
  • Smolder
    Smolder Posts: 104
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    Isn’t cedar less dense than even pine? Far more beautiful and expensive. 
    Cedar is a soft wood, but it has natural rot resistance properties. Properly treated it will last many years outside. 
  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
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    Smolder said:
    Isn’t cedar less dense than even pine? Far more beautiful and expensive. 
    Cedar is a soft wood, but it has natural rot resistance properties. Properly treated it will last many years outside. 
    Agreed. Just pointing out it’s softer wood than even pine. 
  • DoubleEgger
    DoubleEgger Posts: 17,326
    edited June 2018
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    You might want to look at cypress. A lot of the BGE branded tables are cypress. 
  • danv23
    danv23 Posts: 954
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    You might want to look at cypress. A lot of the BGE branded tables are cypress. 
    Oops. Mine is cypress!

    The DudeThis is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.

    Walter SobchakNihilists! *uck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. 

    Cumming, GA

    Eggs - XL, L, Small

    Gasser - Blaze 5 Burner

  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,930
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    Well - I built my table which holds my Large and Small eggs out of treated lumber...I'm not even sure of the species, but I believe it was pine. Not only was the lumber pressure treated but it also was already stained. That was 18 years ago and it is still rock solid!
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,930
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    RRP said:
    Well - I built my table which holds my Large and Small eggs out of treated lumber...I'm not even sure of the species, but I believe it was pine. Not only was the lumber pressure treated but it also was already stained. That was 18 years ago and it is still rock solid!
    Finally I found at lease one pictte of my now 18 year old table!!!

  • blasting
    blasting Posts: 6,262
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    If I was going to build a table, my preference would be for a top other than wood.  Wood's ok if you keep on it, but granite, corian, tile, concrete, or stainless would all be preferable.

    You can pick up countetops on CL for almost nothing.  Cut a hole and you have a forever top.

    Phoenix 
  • BGEFest
    BGEFest Posts: 8
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    You can use treated pine for your table. One issue with treated pine, you have to wait 30 days+ for the material to completely dry out to apply the desired stain/sealer. I built my table out of smooth cedar. Good product/material to use for any outdoor project. Carpenter bees LOVE cedar so take that in mind. Looking back on it, I wish I would have used rough sawn Cypress with Lifetime Finish. The Lifetime finish allows the wood to have the natural grey patina while keeping the wood preserved. See link below. Good luck.

    http://www.valhalco.com/
  • Kent8621
    Kent8621 Posts: 843
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    I have built both of mine out of cedar and they have held up really well

    2 Large Eggs - Raleigh, NC

    Boiler Up!!

  • GregC
    GregC Posts: 91
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    Guys thanks for all a the info, now to decide.
  • gmbbs
    gmbbs Posts: 110
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  • GregC
    GregC Posts: 91
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    Finally got a table big enough for my larger and Mini Max. A local fella made it, I’m a happy camper.👍
  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,692
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    Very nice!

    Make sure you get a table nest or ceramic flower pot feet under that large before you light the whole thing on fire though.  Do NOT just set it on a paver as concrete is a conductor of heat, not an insulator.  It wouldn't hurt to put a big floor tile underneath both to reflect the radiant heat as well......so you don't risk charring the wood.
  • NorthPilot06
    NorthPilot06 Posts: 1,179
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    Great table, echo what @stlcharcoal said. 
    DFW - 1 LGBE & Happy to Adopt More...
  • leemschu
    leemschu Posts: 609
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    I recommend expanded metal.
    Dyersburg, TN