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Old 12-23-2008, 06:04 AM
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First off, thanks to all who shared tips & advice. They were very helpful.

Used Tigerwood for everything. The stone on the lower shelf is a piece of black granite I picked up from a local stone shop. All stainless screws, and even a stainless bottle opener. In the pics below, there is no finish or oil of any kind on the wood.

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$127.86 for materials (the wood & granite were free)
took about 10 hours to build. Granted there were 4 of us working on it, but we did have a significant "supervisory" comonent.

In addition to materials, the project also required the use of 3 whole chickens, various herbs & spices, 6 large potatos, a large bag of boiled peanuts, 4 Bloody Mary's, and aprox 3 cases of beer.

The Egg should be installed either tonight or tomorrow......I'll try to get some pics with it as well.




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Looks fantastic. At some point, you could look to find one of those little stainless catch bins that you mount below the opener. Open beer with left, tend grill with right -- and you don't drop the cap.
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Nice job. Could never buy one of that quality for anywhere near that price. I'm from the old school too. Spend less money, build a better product and celebrate the end result with friends, good food and a libation or two or three..............



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VERY NICE!!!

Can you share some of your experience building it in this thread: http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...17950&posts=10

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So is that 5/4" wood for the top and shelf? It's hard to tell from the pictures.
Did you plug fill your counter sunk screw holes? It's hard to tell from the pictures. If so, what type of wood did you use?
What type of glue did you end up using?
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Garett.... I was thinking the same thing. Plug cutter and some good wood glue? Dang, he went this far, why not?



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nah, the screws are all exposed. If you look in the second picture, you can see them on the table top. square drive # 8 stainless screws. Everything on the entire table is 5/4 tigerwood, and the legs are doubled up. The only place glue (tightbond II) was used was on the legs, to glue the two pieces to each other. The plan called for the piece of granite to be held in place by cutting notches in the long deck boards front and back. Given the weight of the piece of rock, we decided this was completely unnecessary, and didn't bother notching it. Had I known this in advance, I would have had the piece of granite cut about 1" longer front to rear to make it even front and back, but given that it is going to sit against a wall you don't see the gap in the rear unless you look for it (you can barely see this in the second picture if you look really close). The plans also called for using cleats to hold the piece of tile on the top shelf. Instead, we simply moved the braces that run side to side a little higher so that the tile came out flush. You can see this in the first picture if you look close.

These aren't compressed quite as much. If you look closely, you can even find two boats in the first picture.



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The bottle opener on the left really ties it together....nice addition
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The bottle opener on the left really ties it together....nice addition
it's stainless too.......8.95 on ebay including shipping......got an extra for the boat.......it never fails that someone brings corona but no opener.
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Great looking! Where did you get the wood?
thanks.
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Here it is with the BGE installed......



And it's two pals......the Wilmington Grill, and of course you have got to have a Weber hanging around.



And before anyone asks.....the gas can under the Wilmington is just there to catch grease........
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Sweet job. I'm not familiar with tigerwood, does it go by another name?
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Rascalsdad - 12/25/2008 9:23 AM

Sweet job. I'm not familiar with tigerwood, does it go by another name?
I actually misspelled it. It is supposed to be Tigrewood.

http://www.ocfp.com/deck_exoro_tigre.htm

It is very similar to IPE, a tropical hardwood. A friend of mine distributes it, and hooked me up with enough scrap material to complete the project. It really wasn't bad to work with, didn't have a single board to split. I did manage to snap a couple of screw heads, luckily this occured only on the first hole for a given joint, and we were able to spin the top board off of the threads and pull out the broken piece by chucking it into the drill. This was really my first time undertaking a woodworking project of any kind, and luckly had my brother and two uncles to help out, and also a good selection of tools to complete the project.
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Looks good. So, when do I need to be there for dinner?
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Two boats, three grills, cluttered garage, nice big back yard, and a mac daddy wood working project.

Makin' SC look good!

(How much for the Big A$$ computer monitor???)
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Two boats, three grills, cluttered garage, nice big back yard, and a mac daddy wood working project.

Makin' SC look good!

(How much for the Big A$$ computer monitor???)
LOL, that is actually two differient locations, the shop is at my uncles lakehouse......the computer in the background is just a old box that was laying around the plant (he and my father are business partners) that he keeps there for ocationally checking email or pulling up the weather forcast. The patio is at my folks house.......the back yard is a field a little over a hundred acres, the old family farm. We spend very little time indoors as I am sure you can tell........no need to let cooking put a damper on that, which explains all the grills.

oh....can you make out what the two boats are? Once of them should be pretty easy. There are actually two Sea Doo's in there too, as well as a beat to he!! and back Honda 300 four wheeler, and a dirt bike from the 70's.
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The table is GORGEOUS ! I love it.

Love the look of the family farm too ... living on a farm was one of my fantasies for many years.
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Carolina Skiff and a SeaRay?
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DDHAND - 12/26/2008 10:16 PM

Carolina Skiff and a SeaRay?
correct on the skiff......the other is actually a Baja.....barefoot boat, pretty similar to a checkmate. Looks like a mild bowrider, until you see the 200 hanging off the back.
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