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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