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New Table--2 actually

Egghead123SCEgghead123SC Posts: 64
edited 10:47AM in EGG Table Forum
My brother in law and I both got Eggs for Father's day, and have been working on building two tables (between doing a bunch of cooking). Got one done this weekend. Used naked whiz plan as a guide, but used 4x4 for legs and 2x4 for frame--all screwed with decking screws and gorilla glue. Then, used 1x4 pine for trim around top and bottom and for top and bottom--screwed with stainless steel screws and glued. Did solid top as suggested here by some. We also cut out bottom slats so concrete block sits on 2x4 frame with air circulation underneath it. We also bumped the top cutting board (which is a pastry board) up with 2 x 4's so it is well above table wood top--that way when we put hot grid or rig on it, it can hang off without damaging/scorching wood top. Used red oak stain with marine grade semi gloss varnish. Hope photos work, first try with photos






  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Very nice job, you will enjoy those tables! :cheer: :cheer:
  • purcelljpurcellj Posts: 44
    Nice work! Now stop making sawdust and get to cookin' :)
  • Thanks, and believe me, we did not wait on tables to start our cooking. Cooking started as soon as we got eggs,so tables get short end of deal and all the delay.
  • minkoffminkoff Posts: 4
    What did you do for the finish?
  • Rafter RRafter R Posts: 120
    those are slick!
  • With regard to your question on the finish. The pine was stained with Cabot red oak stain (Lowes)--brush on and then wiped off with a rag after a minute or so. Then, one coat of semi gloss spar varnish, dry overnight, sanded with very fine grit paper, and then second coat of varnish .
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