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Table material question

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

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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 826
    Use Cedar.. I'm sure you'll get other suggestions, but the harder the wood the longer it will last, urethaned (spar) properly. 

    The Dude: This 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 Sobchak: Nihilists! *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 - Weber Summit 6 Burner

  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,116
    Soft wood never last long.... 
    Two large BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, FlameBoss 300
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,813
    Isn’t cedar less dense than even pine? Far more beautiful and expensive. 
  • GregCGregC Posts: 84
    What about red cedar?
  • danv23danv23 Posts: 826
    edited June 3
    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 Dude: This 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 Sobchak: Nihilists! *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 - Weber Summit 6 Burner

  • danv23danv23 Posts: 826
    Still looks good.. power wash it once a year and still beads water, like Nu Vinyl (commercial)


    The Dude: This 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 Sobchak: Nihilists! *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 - Weber Summit 6 Burner

  • GregCGregC Posts: 84
    Thanks Danv, you’re right still lookin good.
  • GregCGregC Posts: 84
    The photo is one that a fella here locally built, he’s asking $450.
  • danv23danv23 Posts: 826
    edited June 3
    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 Dude: This 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 Sobchak: Nihilists! *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 - Weber Summit 6 Burner

  • etherdomeetherdome Posts: 303
    edited June 3
    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
  • marainwamarainwa Posts: 19
    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
  • GregCGregC Posts: 84
    Those are nice looking tables guys
  • SmolderSmolder Posts: 85
    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. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,813
    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. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,927
    edited June 4
    You might want to look at cypress. A lot of the BGE branded tables are cypress. 
  • danv23danv23 Posts: 826
    You might want to look at cypress. A lot of the BGE branded tables are cypress. 
    Oops. Mine is cypress!

    The Dude: This 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 Sobchak: Nihilists! *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 - Weber Summit 6 Burner

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,356
    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!
    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!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,356
    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!!!

    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!
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,878

    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 
  • BGEFestBGEFest Posts: 8
    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/
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 463
    I have built both of mine out of cedar and they have held up really well

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • GregCGregC Posts: 84
    Guys thanks for all a the info, now to decide.
  • gmbbsgmbbs Posts: 106
    Ipe!
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