Outdoor Kitchen

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Project by NormLz posted 01-22-2014 01:51 AM 3311 views 16 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This outdoor kitchen project turned out to be much longer than I ever expected. I first bought all the stainless steel components so I could incorporate them into my Sketchup drawings prior to construction. I used porcelain tiles on the counter top. Ceramic tiles would not survive the cold weather. The wood around the counter is called Garapa from Brazil. Probably the biggest challenge in building the outdoor kitchen was the cultured stone. Cultured stone is a man made stone and I expect some duplications but after installing approximately 100 pieces I didn’t find any duplication. It took me around 25 hours to install the cultured stone but It was worth the effort. I was extremely happy with the outcome.

-- Norm, Connecticut

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#1 posted 01-22-2014 01:55 AM

I’d be proud to cook in that. Very nice work!

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 03:12 AM

Great work, but bad timing, I have over a foot of snow on the ground and my Weber charcole grill is buried in it. I really don’t want to see your phenominal outdoor kitchen area and then you have to go an show your pool in the background (salt in the wound). LOL

Again, great work!!!! Think spring.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#3 posted 01-22-2014 03:37 AM

Outstanding in every aspect. I have been wanting to make one since I bought the house.

Out of curiosity how much did it cost (ball park). Did you do all the work?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 01-22-2014 07:00 AM

lanwater; Yes I did all the work myself. This project didn’t require a second hand like in some of my previous projects. Excluding the 304 SS components in the kitchen, the cost of material was approximately $1,500. I have a small 2 gal electric water heater inside the cabinet which can’t be seen in the photos. That little addition to the kitchen made a big difference which I highly recommend. The water comes from my house water system which I piped underground. Being in CT I set up a compressed air fitting in my basement to allow me to be able to blow out the water pipes in the fall with very little effort.

-- Norm, Connecticut

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 07:40 PM

Way cool, I really need me one of them, very nice job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 01-23-2014 02:38 AM

Wow Norm. You did a fantastic job. I’ll have to show this to my wife. We plan on doing one. Well done and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 01-23-2014 02:50 AM

489tad; Thank you, I truly appreciate your comment. If you have any questions when you begin your kitchen I would be happy to answer them.

-- Norm, Connecticut

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#8 posted 01-23-2014 05:24 AM

Thanks for the info Norm!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 02-10-2016 06:47 PM

I really like the accommodation for the umbrella. Well thought out!

-- - many trees died so that I may create the perfect breadboard. Someday. Probably not soon.

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