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Old 06-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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My Parents Outdoor Kitchen Build


So my parents retired down to north carolina from new jersey. They built there new home, did the back yard up with a saltwater pool,pavers etc.

Now they want an outdoor kitchen.

They get quotes around 12 k to do the job.. crazy numbers imo.. so i say ok fly me down and consider it done.

Shipped down 25 pounds of trowels, grinder, and misc hand tools, told him what to order and got my plane tickets.

I started yesterday... Fought the rain all day...

Day 1- the framing is 3 5/8 20ga G-90 metal studs. Sprayed every cut with cold galvy... Also I used composite decking between the ground and track to isolate it to prevent moisture problems etc.


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The only thing i dont like is that my dad wants it built directly on his cambridge pavers. I said that theres alot of weight sitting on them and suggested a concrete pad. But its his house, not mine plus hes my dad so i cant argue. Funny thing is every contractor didnt even mention a pad..

Not a bad place to work...

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Old 06-20-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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left side of your island looks like you are missing some shiny 90 Whats going to carry the counter on the back side where it meets the upper bar top?

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left side of your island looks like you are missing some shiny 90 Whats going to carry the counter on the back side where it meets the upper bar top?

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I actually added a piece of stud onto the back side, level with the rest to pick up the counter where it meets the back bar top.

Theres a sink going in on that side, so i couldnt add a stud.
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what will you be using for a countertop?


Looks real good.
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Cool project Rich!
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what will you be using for a countertop?

Looks real good.
1" indian sandstone. Looks like wood grain. Its super cool.
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can't wait to see more pics
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So yesterday i got the 1/2" Permabase cement board on. Im actually surprised lowes sells it down here. Up by me i cant only get it at my yard.

So Who ever used permabase before knows it has the little white foam balls in it. Well i used a jig saw with a carbide blade in it to cut the openings out.. well it was alittle windy yesterday so the pool was covered in white balls...

I then Threw on the lath and then topped it with a scratch coat. I forgot to ship down my rake so i used a stick with nails sticking out to scratch it up



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Today i got to putting on the veneer stone. Got the back finished.. fought the rain once again...

Im using quikretes polymer modified veneer stone mortar to attach my stone.

Went pretty well. Very tideious.. way to many sizes...

Looks good though.



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Hey quick thought...are all the appliances on site? If so I would back check manufacturer specs to actual sizes if you can before setting those stones around the openings.
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Hey quick thought...are all the appliances on site? If so I would back check manufacturer specs to actual sizes if you can before setting those stones around the openings.
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Yup all appliances are on site. (Access doors,drawers,sink, burner, and grill). And I actually did back check the RO's with the actual product. I hate trusting a measurement on a piece of paper.
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Yup all appliances are on site. (Access doors,drawers,sink, burner, and grill). And I actually did back check the RO's with the actual product. I hate trusting a measurement on a piece of paper.
Oh I know brother, on site back checking is a nice luxery!

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So my parents retired down to north carolina from new jersey.
They get quotes around 12 k to do the job
Looks like they got the "we're tired of you yankees moving down here" price.
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Looks like they got the "we're tired of you yankees moving down here" price.
more than likley...
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Ya know, what it's on, the first thing that came into my noggin is to put casters. Could save you a return trip in case of any settling, but there are far worse places to go than North Carolina. Local guys can disconnect it, move it, pour a slab, then move it back--all the while admiring your yankee metal studwork.
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Ya know, what it's on, the first thing that came into my noggin is to put casters. Could save you a return trip in case of any settling, but there are far worse places to go than North Carolina. Local guys can disconnect it, move it, pour a slab, then move it back--all the while admiring your yankee metal studwork.
Too much weight i think for casters to work successfully.. plus i dont how the thing can hold up rolling around...

I think my metal work is the way to go. Probly saved a 1500 lbs of extra weight. Everyone else suggested block.. directly on the pavers, no pad. Didnt even bring a pad up. i think there nuts..

Your right.. there are worse places to work..
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Your right.. there are worse places to work..
...or live.

I'm a big fan of metal framing for a variety of reasons.

There are casters that will hold the weight and seeing as you're using metal framing, it just may hold up pretty well. I bet anything bad that could happen would just be a pop off due to impinging, but those can be glued back in place........ But then again, other people will be pushing around your work.....

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Well we started the day off by trying to move the thing about 3' into position along the fence. I would of just took the fence down and built it in position but my dad didnt want too..

I thought ahead and kept the veneer a 1/4 off the ground. We squirted wire pulling lube all over the place and just pushed it.. it actually moved.

I then finished up both sides and the front. I also installed 2 stainless steel vents on either side to cross ventilate the grill.



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Well we started the day off by trying to move the thing about 3' into position along the fence. I would of just took the fence down and built it in position but my dad didnt want too..

I thought ahead and kept the veneer a 1/4 off the ground. We squirted wire pulling lube all over the place and just pushed it.. it actually moved.

I then finished up both sides and the front. I also installed 2 stainless steel vents on either side to cross ventilate the grill.
Nice job, great choice of stone.

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