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Forum topic by PhillipRCW posted 07-17-2015 07:13 PM 634 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-17-2015 07:13 PM

I was asked to bid a job for an outdoor kitchen. The customer wants it all to be made of wood. Two long sections with some counter space, a big green egg, a griddle top, a smaller smoker stand, and a fold out table on the end. I’m fine building all of it, but the all wood is throwing me for a loop. I can’t think of any wood that won’t discolor or weather roughly. Any suggestions?

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#1 posted 07-17-2015 09:06 PM

Well, depending on your client’s budget…

Ipe, Teak, Mahogany, Redwood, White Oak, Cedar, come to mind.
and then there is always pressure treated lumber > (not to be used where food will come into contact).

Work Safely an have Fun. Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 07-17-2015 09:48 PM

Teak is about as good as you can get, but expensive as hell.

Look at all of the boatbuilding woods. White oak and Cedar are good for low cost options. Douglas Fir is also used quite a bit in boats.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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