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An Outdoor Barbeque Island That Looks Like Wooden Furniture

comments (5) April 13th, 2010 in Project Gallery
PeterMonaco PeterMonaco, member

The Finished Product.Click To Enlarge

The Finished Product.


This was an exciting project because I wanted to build a permanent outdoor grill area, but wanted it up on legs to look like the teak furniture we have on our patio. I also wanted it to have cedar siding and some aluminum trim, to match the modern guest house it sits next to.

I framed it in 4x4's to make it ultra-rigid, since I didn't want the tile countertop to crack. Building the legs was the trickiest part, since the "island" spans a valley in the concrete patio. Every leg needed to be a different length, with a different compound-mitre on the bottom.

The edging for the tile countertop is aluminum angle stock which I notched and bent around the perimeter of the countertop, creating a form to contain the tile work.

You can see many more pictures here.


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Peter Monaco
posted in: Project Gallery, outdoor spaces, bbq island

Comments (5)

work2hardwoman work2hardwoman writes: This is beautiful. I am not clear from the pictures as to what you actually did with the legs to ensure that that counter would be level-did you use some kind of adjustable feet as my lanai of course was built with a slope. Also love your teak lounges - what is the brand or where did you buy them. Thanks
Posted: 9:46 am on May 10th

FR FR writes: Sorry for the repeats. My computer kept rejecting my comment, but apparently it was posting.

FR
Posted: 12:43 pm on April 27th

FR FR writes: Pete,

Great work. I'm expanding my deck to incorporate a grill island similar to yours. From the pictures, it looks like you used PT framing, OSB sheathing, BUTOX membrane. Three questions. Did you consider using metal studs/concrete backer board? How did you attach the cedar planks to the OSB? Finally, how did you finish (stain/seal) it? Is that going to be an annual maintenance item or do you just let it weather?

Thanks Pete.

Frank Racaniello
Posted: 12:42 pm on April 27th

FR FR writes: Pete,

Great work. I'm expanding my deck to incorporate a grill island similar to yours. From the pictures, it looks like you used PT framing, OSB sheathing, BUTOX membrane. Three questions. Did you consider using metal studs/concrete backer board? How did you attach the cedar planks to the OSB? Finally, how did you finish (stain/seal) it? Is that going to be an annual maintenance item or do you just let it weather?

Thanks Pete.

Frank Racaniello
Posted: 12:41 pm on April 27th

FR FR writes: Pete,

Great work. I'm expanding my deck to incorporate a grill island similar to yours. From the pictures, it looks like you used PT framing, OSB sheathing, BUTOX membrane. Three questions. Did you consider using metal studs/concrete backer board? How did you attach the cedar planks to the OSB? Finally, how did you finish (stain/seal) it? Is that going to be an annual maintenance item or do you just let it weather?

Thanks Pete.

Frank Racaniello
Posted: 12:41 pm on April 27th

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