Friday, September 3, 2010

Big Green Egg Table Finished

We have finished the table for Alexis' Big Green Egg (BGE) as of tonight.


It started off as a pre-made BGE short table from the dealer. We had learned a few things from tiling our first table a few years ago, such as sawing off the rounded ends makes tiling easier.

Next we dry-fit the tiles to figure out our game plan.

Then I temporarily brad-nailed some flashing around the hole. This would let us get a smoother grout line around the circle. Now we could top the table with thinset.

At this point, we pressed the tiles into place.

I built a frame around the front piece and we repeated the tile process in that frame.

Then I built a frame around the table top and clamped it all together to rest for 24 hours.

Next was grouting. You say "forced child labor", I say "a character building experience".

From there, it was time to stain 2 coats and a spar varnish.
Despite starting from a pre-made table, I'm pretty proud of the craftsmanship that we put into this one, especially the tiled accent piece on the front.

I'm happy with it.
But I do think I heard my other Egg table say, "Stupid new guy and his 'tiled accent piece'.....he's not so ****ing special."
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18 comments:

  1. Dude... that is so impressive... excellent all the way around

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  2. Beautiful work, Chris. That stone is gorgeous!You're very talented and I'm sure Alexis is just loving her new "baby" - I sure would. It's going to be twice the fun now.

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  3. Great job! I like that "character building." Wise papa you are.

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  4. Your tables are talking to other...this could be a problem. That is some seriously gorgeous tile work :)

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  5. Great job Chris and family - you're always willing to go the extra mile.

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  6. Oh my children will be doing plenty of character building things. Such as cleaning the bathroom. For starters.

    The tiling job looks awesome Chris! Great idea to spruce up the table!

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  7. Oh my gosh, Chris, it's beautiful!! Plus, I love that you put the kids to work, isn't that why people have kids??? :) Pour little old table..you are more then welcome to send that jealous table AND the green egg that sits in it to my house, I promise it will get a good home!!

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  8. omg...you have TWO bge's?? I'll just have to stick to my weber and have grill envy. The table looks beautiful! The kids did a great job ;)

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  9. I'm impressed! Beautiful work Chris.

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  10. Wow. That Big Green Egg table looks terrific. Very impressed.

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  11. That is one gorgeous table! I would be jealous too!

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  12. I'm so impressed!!!! Recent college graduate is coming home this weekend, I've got plenty of work for her, I think it is probably my very last child labor opportunity...sob.

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  13. Mucho impressive!!! You did a great job there. I gotta do something with my top - 1 year and the spar varnish is already peeling.

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  14. Your BGE table looks beautiful Alexis!

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  15. I'm seriously green with envy over Alexis' new BGE! The tile job is great! I've found a place locally that sells BGEs and they're a bit pricey - so what to do? Give up botox and get the egg? Is eating good better than looking good?!? Such a dilemma! Maybe I'll just tell the mister that I NEED the egg for Christmas...it's only 107 days away!

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  16. I'll be calling on you all when I save up enough for my own Green Egg! Lovely tile work :)

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  17. I am sorry that I missed this post. You are like bob villa over there. I love the tables. If I get an egg, I am going to have to fly you out to DC to build me one of these. Awesome!!

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  18. Just finished building my table this weekend and didnt quite know how I wanted to finish it...but I do now. Hope you dont mind if I borrow this idea?

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