Learn how to setup a stylish backyard that is altogether functional by incorporating your very own outdoor kitchen.
Before: a homeowner’s solarium is rendered to be useless after some time.
Things that you would need:
- Caster (have twelve of this)
- Framing tool
- Safety glasses
- ¾” plywood. Specifically get the one which is of BCX grade. Have seven sheets of these
- Power miter
- Bolt sets. Have forty eight of these. Specifically the 2’ carriage.
- Brad gun
- Air compressor (choose the ones that include hoses)
- 1’ x 2’s (measurement should be 8 ft long). Have 48 of this.
- Measuring tape
- Table saw
- Cultured stone ( for the color, choose caramel)
- Brick trowel
Cultured stone is used to cover the cabinets that will be used for outdoor kitchen. Above it a work surface is fashioned to the style of butcher-block.
After you have determined on the main layout that you will be using for your area, get the necessary measurements that you would need to make a fit working space. In this example, it was made surround the current grill that the homeowner already had there. Two surfaces, which were to be used for an area to work on, are then setup looking like “wings” and were positioned in such a way that the grill was place in between. There was a cabinet storage below each wing. One side permitted convenient entry to the storage. The other one hid the refrigerator out of sight. Out of plywood, the cabinet was made. It was then made to have an exterior that was made of cultured stone which had the color similar to that of caramel.
To enable convenient carriage, the cabinets were setup on casters that were made to be lockable. The caster height as well as the countertops’ thickness was made part of the unit’s final height. In the example used, 4’ was added from that of the casters. A 2’ countertop was then installed in top of cabinet.
Setup your plywood sheets in such a way that a ledge will be made on the base for the stone to go in. Get your wood glue as well as your brad power tool to setup your boxes. After that, setup your casters.
After you have setup the boxes, proceed with laying out stone. Mortar can be used for stones like this. The same goes for construction adhesive. The latter works quicker though.
Then apply one coat of primer to your wood boxes. Choose the kind that is chemical-blocking since the unit you are working on is intended for food preparation. Allow the primer to dry.
After that, put in metal lath onto outside part of boxes. Use staples to make sure that the lath is firmly in place.
Start to apply the mortar on ledge that you have setup at the base part. Start with the stone layout as well. Proceed in working to the upper part of box.
In the example that was used above, the cabinets had a 2” countertop (butcher block) to serve as work surface. After everything was installed, the grill just had to be rolled out, as well as the cabinets, and everything was done.