|Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman||posted 05-07-2012 05:11 PM||2568 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
A contractor quoted me almost ten grand to build the ultimate outdoor kitchen and BBQ area. I have tools and wood skills, but not $10k. So I started collecting used, discarded and craigslist finds to build up my construction inventory.
The end result is a lighted, steel roofed outdoor area featuring hot and cold water, stainless sink, Corian counter tops, custom hanging panel wall, and premium grill for about $500 total. The 6th photo above is the ‘before’ picture.The only thing purchased new was the redwood 2×4s. Everything else was scavenged and modified:
- Corner redwood 4X4s left over from my treehouse project posted here a couple years ago – $0
- Outdoor stainless commercial counter and sink from craigslist for $140
- Counter top frames from left over redwood fence pieces- $0
- Railing from redwood 2×4 and old wood closet rod
- Corian countertops from a friend’s kitchen remodel. You can cut Corian with a table saw, router etc….any carbide blade- $0
- Restaurant cafe table from craigslist for $25, corian top $0
- Hot and cold water supply and drain in place from the previous owner’s outdoor shower- $0
- Redwood and wire ‘hanging wall’ behind the grill made from discarded gravel screens from a local rock processor, cut to size with my circular saw and framed with ripped redwood 2×4s.
- Lights from the local bargain center- $5
- Grill from damaged merchandise wholesaler for $150 (retail $450). Wheels were broken.
- Steel roof from friend’s shed project leftovers- $5 per sheet
-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn